Publications

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MRC Communication Handbook (Vietnamese)

This MRC Communication Handbook (Vietnamese) is designed to give the staff of the MRC Secretariat and National Mekong Committees greater confidence in the crucial act of communicating. It is a highly practical ‘how to’ tool. To this end, this handbook is designed as an important tool to anyone who is communicating with the outside world or even within the MRC. Whether writing a press release, presenting at a conference, writing a report, submitting a Facebook post, or sitting down to a meeting with NGOs, this handbook will provide invaluable information to support MRC staff in their day-to-day activities.

Published on: 15 Aug 2018
File size: 21 MB - Language: Vietnamese

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MRC procedural rules for Mekong water cooperation

The 20-page small booklet is the first public information material to explain the Mekong River Commission’s complex procedural rules for cooperation in a simple language. It introduces the 1995 Mekong Agreement, which created the MRC as a platform for water diplomacy and a knowledge hub on water resources management, and its five sets of procedural rules to materialise the agreement, explaining how these procedural rules have supported regional cooperation and sustainable development of the lower Mekong basin.

Published on: 27 Jul 2018
File size: 3.5 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): PNPCA Prior Consultation

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Fast Facts about On-going Hydropower-related Work

This is a short fact sheet about on-going hydropower related work by the Mekong River Commission. The paper provides a quick overview and status of a Joint Action Plan for Pak Beng Hydropower Project, Xayaburi Design Changes, Update of Preliminary Design Guidance for Proposed Mainstream Dams (PDG), Update of Sustainable Hydropower Develop Strategy (SHDS), Lessons Learnt from Previous Prior Consultation Processes, Council Study, and Joint Monitoring of the Mainstream Hydropower Projects (JEM). Their status may change as certain milestones are reached.

Published on: 25 Jul 2018
File size: 102 KB - Language: English

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Financial statements for 2017 and independent auditors' report on MIWRM Project

The financial statements for 2017 and auditors’ report presents the financial statements of the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project audited for 2017. The audit was conducted by KPMG in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (ISAs).

Published on: 10 Jul 2018
File size: 547 KB - Language: English

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Mekong Learning from Rhone: An Exchange Visit Report

This Rhone Exchange Visit report provides an overview of what the Mekong River Commission body has learned from the Compagnie National du Rhône (CNR) regarding various approaches in managing and operating multi-purpose dams. Key lessons learned are highlighted with some comparative perspectives between the Mekong River and the Rhone provided too.

Published on: 06 Jul 2018
File size: 8.4 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Sustainable Hydropower

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2016 Lower Mekong Regional Water Quality Monitoring Report

This report is based on water quality data obtained from the MRC Water Quality Monitoring Network (WQMN). The WQMN is one of the MRC’s Core River Basin Management Functions and is actively being implemented by the MRC Member Countries. As such, the preparation of this report would not have been possible without the continued support of the MRC Member Countries, specifically, the national water quality laboratories of the Member Countries and the National Mekong Committee Secretariats.

Published on: 14 Jun 2018
File size: 1.5 MB - Language: English

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

This Inception Report provides an overview of the Study on Data Collection Survey on the Basin Management and Environmental Conservation in Mekong River Basin, being carried out jointly by Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Mekong River Commission. This study aims to (1) understand the existing condition of forest preservation; (2) clarify the issues on forest management and preservation; and (3) propose effective countermeasures and recommendations for basin management in the Mekong River.

Published on: 06 Jun 2018
File size: 1.5 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health, Flood & Drought

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Mitigation of the Impacts of Dams on Fisheries: A Primer

Hortle, K.G. and So Nam (2017) Mitigation of the impacts of dams on fisheries — A Primer. Mekong Development Series No. 7. Mekong River Commission, Vientiane Lao PDR. 86 pages. ISSN: 1680-4023.

Thousands of dams have been built in the Mekong Basin, mainly for irrigation, water supply, and/or hydropower, with many more projects planned. Dams obstruct watercourses, alter flow patterns, and change aquatic environments, which can cause various negative impacts on fisheries and the millions of people who depend upon them. This report summarises the main impacts of dams and some approaches to mitigating negative impacts on fisheries.

Published on: 24 May 2018
File size: 9.7 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries

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Lee Trap Fishery Monitoring in Southern Laos Reveals Fishery Resources Degradation from 2008 to 2013

This short management series report presents findings from the Lee Trap Fishery Monitoring Programme in Southern Lao PDR between 2008 and 2013, the programme aiming to track the abundance and diversity of migratory white fish in the Lower Mekong River, and to provide valuable information on fisheries resources for fisheries management. The report concludes that fishery resources in southern Lao PDR is degraded in some extent and calls for more research and deeper analysis to prove the results.

Published on: 17 May 2018
File size: 2.8 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries

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2015 Lower Mekong Regional Water Quality Monitoring Report

The Lower Mekong Regional Water Quality Report is an annual regional report that provides a detailed study of the current status of the water quality in the Lower Mekong River. The report includes the consolidated results from the water quality monitoring activities of the Member Countries, focusing on the compliance of water quality data with available water quality guidelines as defined in the MRC Procedures for Water Quality and its technical guidelines.

Published on: 25 Apr 2018
File size: 2.9 MB - Language: English

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MRC Annual Report 2017

The Report covers the key MRC achievements for the year 2017 in the implementation of the overall MRC Strategic Plan 2016-2020 and Annual Work Plan 2017.

Published on: 10 Apr 2018
File size: 5.8 MB - Language: English

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MRC Annual Report 2016

This Report focuses on indicators identified in the MRC Strategic Plan’s M&E system, and is divided into three major sections: outcome reporting, which showcases some “evidence of change” in each of the Strategic Plan’s 7 Outcomes; progress reporting, which briefly describes the status of progress in completing each output indicator; and Financial Reporting for the year.

Published on: 09 Apr 2018
File size: 3.5 MB - Language: English

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Siem Reap Declaration

The Siem Reap Declaration reiterates the MRC member countries’ highest-level political commitment to the 1995 Mekong Agreement and the primary and unique role of the MRC in cooperating on sustainable development of water and related resources in the Mekong River Basin. It was adopted at the 3rd MRC Summit on 5 April 2018 in Cambodia’s Siem Reap by the MRC member countries, represented by Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen; the Prime Minister of the Lao People's Democratic Republic H.E. Dr. Thongloun Sisoulith; the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha; and the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam H.E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Published on: 07 Apr 2018
File size: 59 KB - Language: English

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Promotional Report on Identified Joint Projects in the Lower Mekong Basin 2016-2020

Approved in 2017, this promotional report was developed based on the National Indicative Plans 2016-2020 of the four Member Countries and the MRC IWRM-based Basin Development Strategy 2016-2020. It describes five prioritised joint projects identified by the Member Countries. The joint project involves two or more countries to work together on key basin-wide challenges that one country cannot address alone. This report is used to promote the joint projects for funding and implementation support among development partners with experience of such projects.

Published on: 22 Mar 2018
File size: 2 MB - Language: English

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