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.

  • 2013-10-01

Summary of CPWF Research in the Mekong River Basin

Hydropower development: a defining issue There are few other places in the world, perhaps none, with such intensive dams development as the Mekong Basin. The major tensions in the Mekong revolve around dams and other infrastructure development and the shift from economies based on agriculture and primary production to manufacturing,… Read More
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  • 2012

The Impacts of Dams on the Fisheries of the Mekong (English Language)

A comprehensive literature review on current state of knowledge on the impacts of dams on Mekong fisheries. Covers 'fisheries basics', impact of dams on fish migration, flood pulse, biodiversity, fish habitats, aquaculture production and reservoir fisheries. Read More
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  • 2012

The Impacts of Dams on the Fisheries of the Mekong (Vietnamese Language)

Reviews Mekong fishery basics and current literature on the impact of dams on fish migrations and habitats, biodiversity, aquaculture production and reservoir fisheries. Read More
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  • 2012

The Impacts of Dams on the Fisheries of the Mekong (Thai Language)

Reviews Mekong fishery basics and current literature on the impact of dams on fish migrations and habitats, biodiversity, aquaculture production and reservoir fisheries. Read More
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  • 2012

The Impacts of Dams on the Fisheries of the Mekong (Khmer Language)

Reviews current literature on impacts of dams on fisheries, including: fishery basics, fish migrations, habitats, biodiversity, aguaculture production and reservoir fisheries. Read More
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  • 2012

The Impacts of Dams on the Fisheries of the Mekong (Chinese Language)

Reviews Mekong fishery basics, fish migrations, habitats, biodiverity, aquaculture production and reservoir fisheries. Read More
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  • 2012

The Impacts of Dams on the Fisheries of the Mekong (Lao Language)

Reviews Mekong fishery basics, fish migrations, habitats, biodiversity, aquaculture production and reservoir fisheries. Read More
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  • 2012-07-12

Creating wetlands within reservoirs

This field trip and feasibility study follows on from an initial concept paper for creating wetlands in reservoirs that have a large draw down. The guiding hypothesis is that such reservoirs often have relatively limited diversity of aquatic habitats and their productivity is limited by the rather barren shoreline areas… Read More
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  • 2012-09

Commune Agro-ecosystems in Cambodia, a Guidance Manual

Commune Agroecosystems Analysis (CAEA) is a participatory analysis methodology used by the Department of Agricultural Extension to identify and prioritize agricultural development needs at the commune level. This manual provides a step-by-step procedure to implement CAEA Read More
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  • 2011-02-01

Sustainability assessment of Vietnam’s electricity planning: Using section 1 of the 2009 hydropower sustainability assessment protocol

The Draft Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP) was first introduced in Vietnam at the National Consultant Workshop organized by Vietnam Water Partnership (VNWP) in November 2009. Although the structure of HSAP is relatively complex and new to Vietnam, the participants (from Government agencies, experts, investors, and Vietnamese and international civil… Read More
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  • 2011-12

Fish and Fisheries in the Sesan River Basin

The present component of the project focussing on i) the Sesan Basin and ii) fisheries will: ‐ establish a fisheries baseline for the Sesan catchment, focussing on fish biodiversity, fish production, fisheries zoning, resource use and the fisheries sector; ‐ Identify ecological flows suitable for fish in the Sesan catchment… Read More
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  • 2011-05-01

Policy review and institutional analysis of the hydropower in Laos

The   report   reviewed   existing   policies   and   legal   frameworks   relating   to   land-­‐water-­‐environment   management   with   a   focus   on   hydropower   development   and   livelihood   options   in   Lao   PDR,   Cambodia,  … Read More
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  • 2011

From local watershed management to integrated river basin management at national and transboundary levels

Watersheds face a range of degradation challenges associated with human activities, such as pollution, deforestation and changes in sediment generation. The way they are managed has a profound cascading effect on natural resources and communities in the wider basin. Although watersheds play a critical role as the basic hydrological unit… Read More
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  • 2010-11-17

Sustainability assessment of Cambodia’s electricity planning: Using section 1 of the 2009 hydropower sustainability assessment protocol

The rapid sustainability assessment of Mekong electricity planning in Cambodia using Section I of the 2009 Draft Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (2009 HSAP) was conducted by a group of Cambodian assessors from March to May 2010. A multi-stakeholder consultation and trialing was conducted in Phnom Penh on April 8, 2010.… Read More
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  • 2010-11-17

Sustainability assessment of Thailand’s electricity planning: Using section 1 of the 2009 hydropower sustainability assessment protocol

We conducted a rapid assessment of the sustainability performance of the Thai power development plan and a number of related planning processes, focusing on the Thai plan’s implications for development of hydropower in the Mekong region. We used the August 2009 draft Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP), which is a… Read More
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