Technical Paper Series

Technical Review Report on Luang Prabang Hydropower Project

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.

Download | Published on: 14 Jul 2020 | Language: English | Size: 17 MB

Biomonitoring Survey of the Lower Mekong River and Selected Tributaries 2017

The report describes the biological indicator groups sampled during 2017, uses this information to derive biological indicators for the sites examined, and use biometric indicators to evaluate these sites.

Download | Published on: 30 Oct 2019 | Language: English | Size: 3 MB

Joint Transboundary Action Plan In the Sesan and Srepok River Basin and the Mekong Delta of Cambodia and Viet Nam

The Joint Transboundary Action Plan sets out management arrangements to support transboundary cooperation between Cambodia and Viet Nam to strengthen sustainable water resources management and development of the Sesan and Srepok River Basins (2S River Basins) and Mekong Delta.

Download | Published on: 17 May 2019 | Language: English | Size: 1008 KB

Irrigation Database Improvement for the Lower Mekong River Basin
Technical Report No.1

This report provides details on how the irrigation database was designed and metadata were gathered and processed. It reviews the current situation of irrigation in the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) and provides recommendations for further database improvement.

Download | Published on: 11 Jan 2019 | Language: English | Size: 8.3 MB

Review of the Design Change Made for Xayaburi Hydropower Project: A Technical Reference Paper
Technical Paper No.65

This technical reference paper presents the review by the MRC Secretariat on the design change made for the Xayaburi hydropower project. It analyses how the revised design of the project addresses the recommendations of the Xayaburi Technical Review Report and concerns raised during the prior consultation process.

Download | Published on: 09 Jan 2019 | Language: English | Size: 2.5 MB

Social Impact Monitoring and Vulnerability Assessment (SIMVA) 2014
Technical Paper No.64

The SIMVA report is the largest socio-economic survey and study conducted along the Mekong mainstream and floodplain areas to understand the occurrence and impacts from floods, droughts and extreme weather, and identification of longer-term trends at community level.

Download | Published on: 18 Oct 2018 | Language: English | Size: 4.9 MB

Lower Mekong Regional Water Quality Monitoring Report 2016

The report provides the status of water quality in the Mekong River in 2016, assesses water quality monitoring data monitored by the Water Quality Monitoring Network laboratories, and provides recommendations for future monitoring.

Download | Published on: 14 Jun 2018 | Language: English | Size: 1.5 MB

JICA and MRC’s Study on Data Collection Survey on the Basin Management and Environmental Conservation in Mekong River Basin: Inception Report

The report aims to understand the existing condition of forest preservation, clarify the issues on forest management and preservation, and propose effective countermeasures and recommendations for basin management in the Mekong River Basin.

Download | Published on: 06 Jun 2018 | Language: English | Size: 1.5 MB

Lower Mekong Regional Water Quality Monitoring Report 2015

The report provides the status of water quality in the Mekong River in 2015, assesses water quality monitoring data monitored by the Water Quality Monitoring Network laboratories, and provides recommendations for future monitoring.

Download | Published on: 25 Apr 2018 | Language: English | Size: 2.9 MB

Mekong Sediment from the Mekong River Commission Study

This technical note presents the results of modelling changes in sediment loads in the Mekong River Basin by employing water resource modelling to support assessment of proposed dams on sediment loads entering the Mekong delta.

Download | Published on: 20 Feb 2018 | Language: English | Size: 575 KB

Water Loss from Reservoir Development in the Lower Mekong River Basin

This technical note describes the effect of reservoir development in the Lower Mekong River Basin on water loss derived from evaporation and seepage. It finds that the water loss in Cambodia and Lao PDR increases in proportion to the number of proposed reservoirs in 2020 and 2040.

Download | Published on: 20 Feb 2018 | Language: English | Size: 275 KB

Transboundary Water Resources Management Issues in the Sesan and Srepok River Basins of Cambodia and Viet Nam

The report describes priority issues for the management of water resources in the Sesan and Srepok River Basins along the borders of Cambodia and Viet Nam. Issues identified include insufficient monitoring and assessment of water flow, lack of flood forecasting and warning mechanisms, and limited mitigation measures to address the impacts of hydro-infrastructural development.

Download | Published on: 07 Sep 2017 | Language: English | Size: 4.6 MB

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