This factsheet provides brief information about the MRC’s Joint Environmental Monitoring Programme (JEM) Pilots Project current running at the first two Mekong mainstream dams in Lao PDR – the Xayaburi and Don Sahong dams. It covers key facts you need to know about JEM.
The report presents a preliminary analysis of the hydro-meteorological conditions in the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) in January-July 2020 and identifies multiple possible causes of the low flows and drought in 2020.
The report was prepared to support the prior consultation process for the proposed Luang Prabang hydropower project. It provides a scientific review of the documentation submitted to the MRC by the Lao National Mekong Committee, covering hydrology and hydraulics, sediment and geomorphology, water quality and aquatic ecology, fish passage and fisheries, navigation, dam safety, and socio-economic aspects.
The report will replaces the Annual Mekong Flood Report to provide an annual summary on different hydrological subjects, ranging from flood, hydrology, and drought recognition to monitoring and early warning, remote sensing, modelling, and water management.
Progress and Achievements
The Annual Report covers the key achievements and progress of the Mekong River Commission for 2019, the fourth year of implementation of the MRC Strategic Plan (MRC SP) 2016-2020.
This report contains the assessment of the status and trends of water quality at 30 stations across the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB). In addition to the assessment of water quality at all 17 mainstream and 5 Bassac stations, this report also includes the results of water quality analyses at 8 selected tributary stations covering 7 tributaries of the Mekong River, namely the Mae Kok River, Nam Ou River, Houay Mak Hiao, Nam Mun River, Se San River, Sre Pok River, and Tonle Sap River.
This Handbook provides a perspective on how the 1995 Mekong Agreement and the five MRC’s Procedures supports sustainable outcomes to development and realise the positive benefits of cooperation.
An inception report on piloting a Joint Environmental Monitoring Programme on two Mekong Mainstream Dams ‘Don Sahong Hydropower Project and Xayaburi Hydropower Project’
The inception report explains how and why the piloting on the two Mekong mainstream dams (Xayaburi and Don Sahong) is being conducted. It details the types of monitoring to collect data around five disciplines: hydrology and hydraulics, sediment, water quality, aquatic ecology, and fish and fisheries.