Our Research

Our research

Hundreds of research outputs have been generated by WLE Greater Mekong, most of which are accessible from this page. We develop research outputs for a variety of audiences, whether academic or lay people in our effort to ensure that our research has real-world application and utility.

  • 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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  • 2013

China’s Influence on Hydropower Development in the Lancang River and Lower Mekong River Basin (Lao 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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  • 2013-07

Institutional Arrangements: Policies and Administrative Mechanisms on Water Governance in the Kingdom of Cambodia

The findings and discussions show that in the recent decades Cambodia has developed extensive policies related to water-based and water related sectors. Such policies are aimed at ensuring equitable and sustainable development of the nation. Many external players (bilateral partners and multilaterals partners) have facilitated the RGC in developing these… Read More
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  • 2013

Reduciing Risk Mekong Improving Yield in the Drawdown Area of Yali Reservoir, Vietnam

Under the MK1 project Soils and Fertilizers Research Institute (SFRI) and Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) introduced a short term variety of cassava (KM 98-7) that can reach maturity after 7 months and give better yield and starch content. The on-farm pilot started with 3 farmers in 2012… Read More
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  • 2013-12

Working Paper on Population Growth and Natural Resource Pressures in Pursat Catchment

This project examined the linkages between population and demand for food and water. Cambodia, in general, and Pursat Province in particular, have a complex and interesting mosaic of demographic attributes and development issues. The Tonle Sap basin and Pursat catchment possess the country’s largest potential water resources. These resources have… Read More
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  • 2013

Environmental water demand of the Srepok catchment, and the importance of maintaining environmental water flows

Sông Sêrêpôk là chi lưu cấp I của sông Mê Kông, do hai nhánh Krông Ana và Krông Knô hợp thành. Dòng chính tương đối dốc, chảy từ cao độ 400m ở nhập lưu xuống cao độ 150m ở biên giới Campuchia. Theo báo cáo hiện trạng môi trường tỉnh… Read More
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  • 2013

Assessment of the impacts from WSI on agricultural activities; and how changes in agricultural activities are affecting WSI

Sông Srepok là con sông lớn nhất của Tây Nguyên và là một trong những chi lưu chính của sông Mekong, bắt nguồn từ dãy Trường Sơn chảy về hường Tây đổ vào sông Mekong gần Strung Treng. Sông có diện tích lưu vực 29.500 km2 trong đó nằm trên… Read More
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  • 2013

INTERACTION BETWEEN GROUNDWATER RESOURCES, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND WATER EXPLOITATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN SREPOK RIVER BASIN (VIETNAM)

In Vietnamese: In the past decades, the exploitation and use of water resources (surface and groundwater) and the prevention and control of water-caused disasters in the Srepok River Basin have gained important achievements, contributing greatly to socio-economic development of the basin. However, we have not been fully aware in a… Read More
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  • 2013

INTERACTION BETWEEN GROUNDWATER RESOURCES, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND WATER EXPLOITATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN SREPOK RIVER BASIN (VIETNAM)

In the past decades, the exploitation and use of water resources (surface and groundwater) and the prevention and control of water-caused disasters in the Srepok River Basin have gained important achievements, contributing greatly to socio-economic development of the basin. However, we have not been fully aware in a long time… Read More
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  • 2013-12

Working Paper on Population Growth and Natural Resources Pressures in Pursat Catchment

This working paper examines population growth in Pursat and its potential impact on food demand and land and water resources in a systematic and integrated manner. The main purpose of the paper is to kick-start a policy debate on population dynamics and food and water security in Pursat. The paper… Read More
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  • 2013-04-01

Fisheries and Aquaculture Production in Reservoirs in Lao PDR

The project’s overall aim is to provide better information on reservoir fisheries and aquaculture so that reservoirs will be planned and managed to provide a broader range of benefits, particularly to rural people living nearby. Some specific questions which the project is addressing include the following. Read More
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  • 2013-12

Land/Forest Use and Trends Analysis

The Land/Forest-use and Trends Analysis report assesses the land cover changes occurring in the TSB and Stung Pursat, describing as well the drivers of these changes. Furthermore, the report provides an overview of how forests are governed in Cambodia, and draws some recommendations and conclusions. Read More
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  • 2013-12

Report on Conflict Analysis and Power Relations in Pursat Catchment

The MK16 report analyses stakeholder roles, relationships, and views on water resources management in Cambodia in general, and Pursat specifically, for developing good IWRM structures that incorporates a shared understanding of the reality and complexity of different stakeholder interests and relationships. The analysis is designed to examine the degree of… Read More
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  • 2013-11

Multi-stakeholder Platform: An innovative mechanism for promoting integrated decision making in the Stung Pursat catchment

Introduced as an innovation in the Stung Pursat catchment of Cambodia, a MSP was piloted to promote integrated water resource management (IWRM). The “Fostering-Evidence-based IWRM in Stung Pursat catchment, Cambodia project1 (MK 16)” supported three MSP sessions in Pursat, and brought-together over 40 participants from government (national, provincial, and municipal),… Read More
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  • 2013-12

Water Demand Analysis within the Pursat River Catchment

In order to address water resources issues and develop capacities for implementing IWRM, there is a need for better collaboration between sectors and use of scientific data in decision making. Collaborative and informed decision-making rely on better understanding of, and access to quantitative and qualitative research results. Multi-stakeholder Platforms (MSPs)… Read More
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  • 2013-04

Decision Support Tools and Modeling Tools Report

This report presents various decision support tools (DSTs) and modeling techniques for facilitating decision-making around water resource management. The objective here is to assess currently available and relevant DSTs, and to highlight the method of selecting most appropriate tool. Read More
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  • 2013

Dams in the Mekong Basin: Commissioned, Under Construction and Planned Dams in May 2013

Shows all known commissioned, under construction and planned dams in the Mekong River Basin as at May 2013. Read More
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  • 2013

Dams in the Mekong Basin: Commissioned, Under Construction and Planned Dams in May 2013

Shows all known commissioned, under construction and planned dams in the Mekong River Basin as at May 2013. Read More
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  • 2013

Balancing the Scales: Using Gender Impact Assessment in Hydropower Development

Balancing the Scales in a manual designed to help planners and decision makers identify, understand, predict and respond to gender differences, opportunities and needs. The guide includes questions for staff involved in developing and managing projects and plans. The manual also helps companies consider their corporate practices beyond the project… Read More
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