State of Knowledge Series

State of Knowledge Series

The State of Knowledge Series presents easy-to-read and comprehensive papers about subjects relevant to Mekong hydropower development. They are meant to be an unbiased appraisal of what we know (and don’t know) about a subject. There are five papers in the series, which draw on both regional and international expertise and experience. The opinions expressed in the SOK series are those of the authors alone, and are not representative of the opinions of the CGIAR, WLE, the CPWF, or any associated partners.

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The Effects of Hydropower Dams on the Hydrology of the Mekong Basin in English.

The Impacts of Dams on the Fisheries of the Mekong in English, Khmer, Mandarin, Lao, Thai and Vietnamese.

Mekong Sediment Basics in English, Khmer, Mandarin, Lao, Thai and Vietnamese.

Corporate Social Responsibility in Mekong Hydropower Development in English, Khmer, Mandarin, Lao, Thai and Vietnamese.

China’s Influence on Hydropower Development in the Lancang Riverand Lower Mekong River Basin in English, Khmer, Mandarin, Lao, Thai and Vietnamese.

  • 2018

Monitoring the health of the greater Mekong’s rivers

The methods used for biomonitoring can be sophisticated, producing highly accurate results, but can also be simplified for communities to use. In countries where budgets for biomonitoring are low, using community-based biomonitoring systems can effectively and cheaply tell us about a river’s health. Read More
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  • 2017

State of knowledge: River health in the Ayeyarwady

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  • 2017

State of knowledge: River health in the Salween

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  • 2017

State of knowledge: River health in the Salween- Chinese

This State of Knowledge paper reviews what is known about river health in the Salween Basin, including both the current state and uses of the river and its catchment, and issues likely to drive change in the near future. This report is in Chinese language. Read More
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  • 2017

State of knowledge: River health in the Salween- Burmese

This State of Knowledge paper reviews what is known about river health in the Salween Basin, including both the current state and uses of the river and its catchment, and issues likely to drive change in the near future. This report is in Burmese language. Read More
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  • 2017-07

State of Knowledge: Hydropower Environmental Mitigation Measures on the Lancang River

Chinese HPPs on the Lancang River have been developed for electricity generation, flood control, water supply, and navigation improvement. Hydropower was expected to play an increasingly important role in developing a low carbon economy and increasing resilience to climate change in China. Read More
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  • 2013

China’s Influence on Hydropower Development in the Lancang River and Lower Mekong River Basin (English Language)

Reviews the history of Chinese hydropower development on the Lancang from the 1950s to the present, the downstream political, economic and environmental implications of Lancang hydropower, China’s hydropower influence in the Lower Mekong Basin, and China’s external environmental and social policies related to hydropower. Read More
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  • 2013

China’s Influence on Hydropower Development in the Lancang River and Lower Mekong River Basin (Khmer Language)

Reviews the history of Chinese hydropower development on the Lancang from the 1950s to the present, the downstream political, economic and environmental implications of Lancang hydropower, China’s hydropower influence in the Lower Mekong Basin, and China’s external environmental and social policies related to hydropower. Read More
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  • 2013

Corporate Social Responsibility in Mekong Hydropower Development (Chinese Language)

Reviews current literature on definitions of CSR, main international frameworks, criticisms, CSR in Asia, CSR in hydropower, and drivers and trends in CSR. Read More
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  • 2013

Corporate Social Responsibility in Mekong Hydropower Development (Vietnamese)

Reviews current literature on definitions of CSR, main international frameworks, criticisms, CSR in Asia, CSR in hydropower, and drivers and trends in CSR. Read More
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  • 2013

Corporate Social Responsibility in Mekong Hydropower Development (Thai Language)

Reviews current literature on definitions of CSR, main international frameworks, criticisms, CSR in Asia, CSR in hydropower, and drivers and trends in CSR. Read More
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  • 2013

Mekong Sediment Basics

Reviews current literature on Mekong sediments including: sources and volume, how sediments affect dams and reservoir, how much sediment will be blocked by dams, impact on riverine habitats, fisheries, agriculture, navigation, the Tonle Sap floodplains and the Vietnam delta, and if and how sediment losses can be mitigated. Read More
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  • 2013

Corporate Social Responsibility in Mekong Hydropower Development (Lao Language)

Reviews current literature on definitions of CSR, main international frameworks, criticisms, CSR in Asia, CSR in hydropower, and drivers and trends in CSR. Read More
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  • 2013

Corporate Social Responsibility in Mekong Hydropower Development (Khmer Language)

Reviews current literature on definitions of CSR, main international frameworks, criticisms, CSR in Asia, CSR in hydropower, and drivers and trends in CSR. Read More
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  • 2013

Corporate Social Responsibility in Mekong Hydropower Development

Reviews current literature on definitions of CSR, main international frameworks, criticisms, CSR in Asia, CSR in hydropower, and drivers and trends in CSR. Read More
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  • 2013

China’s Influence on Hydropower Development in the Lancang River and Lower Mekong River Basin (Vietnamese Language)

Reviews the history of Chinese hydropower development on the Lancang from the 1950s to the present, the downstream political, economic and environmental implications of Lancang hydropower, China’s hydropower influence in the Lower Mekong Basin, and China’s external environmental and social policies related to hydropower. Read More
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  • 2013

China’s Influence on Hydropower Development in the Lancang River and Lower Mekong River Basin (Thai Language)

Reviews the history of Chinese hydropower development on the Lancang from the 1950s to the present, the downstream political, economic and environmental implications of Lancang hydropower, China’s hydropower influence in the Lower Mekong Basin, and China’s external environmental and social policies related to hydropower. Read More
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  • 2013

China’s Influence on Hydropower Development in the Lancang River and Lower Mekong River Basin (Chinese Language)

Reviews the history of Chinese hydropower development on the Lancang from the 1950s to the present, the downstream political, economic and environmental implications of Lancang hydropower, China’s hydropower influence in the Lower Mekong Basin, and China’s external environmental and social policies related to hydropower. Read More
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