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.

  • 2018

Manual on framework for river health assessment in Thailand

This manual has been developed by researchers from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) as part of project that sought to develop a river health assessment framework for Thailand. The project was supported by CGIAR’s Programme on Water, Land and Ecosystem (Greater Mekong) and Australian Aid. The authors of this… Read More
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  • 2018-08

The impacts of hydropower and mining on water quality: an example from the Nam Ngum catchment, Lao PDR

Water quality can be thought of as a measure of the suitability of water for a particular use based on selected physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. The water quality of rivers and lakes changes with the seasons and geographic areas. There is no single measure that constitutes ‘good’ water quality.… Read More
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  • 2018-08

The impacts of hydropower and mining on water quality: an example from the Nam Ngum catchment, Lao PDR

Water quality can be thought of as a measure of the suitability of water for a particular use based on selected physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. The water quality of rivers and lakes changes with the seasons and geographic areas. There is no single measure that constitutes ‘good’ water quality.… Read More
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  • 2018-09

Perceptions of Integrated Water Resources Management in Myanmar

The WLE research project examined perceptions of four constructs underlying IWRM, policy integration, public participation, gender inclusion, and adaptivity among people responsible for the implementation of future water management plans in Myanmar. Read More
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  • 2018-09

Perceptions of Integrated Water Resources Management in Myanmar

The WLE research project examined perceptions of four constructs underlying IWRM, policy integration, public participation, gender inclusion, and adaptivity among people responsible for the implementation of future water management plans in Myanmar. Read More
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  • 2018-09

Emergence of Integrated Water Resources Management: measuring implementation in Vietnam

IWRM can be defined as “a process that promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximize economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems” (GWP, 2012). Recently, the changes in laws and regulations, such as… Read More
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  • 2018-10

Knowledge Networks in the Mekong

Knowledge networks, then and now, global or local, are meant to manage knowledge. This report examines knowledge networks in Southeast Asia's Mekong region. Water Knowledge is intended as an informal research output focusing on current research discussions and debates around the waters and rivers of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam… Read More
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  • 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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  • 2018

Hydropower resettlement in the Mekong region

The number of people displaced by hydropower dam construction has been growing steadily as more dams are constructed on the Mekong mainstream and its tributaries. More dams are proposed because the governments of Mekong countries regard them as a means to tackle poverty and stimulate economic growth (MRC, 2009). Many… Read More
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  • 2018-10

Coping with changes in access to biodiversity and natural resources along the Mekong mainstream and tributaries

The relationship between people and natural resources in the Mekong River Basin is intimate. Up and down the river, natural resources in the form of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs), fish, water, ‘Other Aquatic Animals’ (OAAs), agro-ecosystems and other – frequently common property – resources form a significant part of livelihoods.… Read More
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  • 2018

Manual on framework for river health assessment in Thailand

This manual has been developed by researchers from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) as part of project that sought to develop a river health assessment framework for Thailand. The project was supported by CGIAR’s Programme on Water, Land and Ecosystem (Greater Mekong) and Australian Aid. The authors of this… Read More
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  • 2018-08

The impacts of hydropower and mining on water quality: an example from the Nam Ngum catchment, Lao PDR

Water quality can be thought of as a measure of the suitability of water for a particular use based on selected physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. The water quality of rivers and lakes changes with the seasons and geographic areas. There is no single measure that constitutes ‘good’ water quality.… Read More
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  • 2018-09

Perceptions of Integrated Water Resources Management in Myanmar

The WLE research project examined perceptions of four constructs underlying IWRM, policy integration, public participation, gender inclusion, and adaptivity among people responsible for the implementation of future water management plans in Myanmar. Read More
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  • 2018-09

Emergence of Integrated Water Resources Management: measuring implementation in Vietnam

IWRM can be defined as “a process that promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximize economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems” (GWP, 2012). Recently, the changes in laws and regulations, such as… Read More
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  • 2018-10

Knowledge Networks in the Mekong

Knowledge networks, then and now, global or local, are meant to manage knowledge. This report examines knowledge networks in Southeast Asia's Mekong region. Water Knowledge is intended as an informal research output focusing on current research discussions and debates around the waters and rivers of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam… Read More
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  • 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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  • 2018

Hydropower resettlement in the Mekong region

The number of people displaced by hydropower dam construction has been growing steadily as more dams are constructed on the Mekong mainstream and its tributaries. More dams are proposed because the governments of Mekong countries regard them as a means to tackle poverty and stimulate economic growth (MRC, 2009). Many… Read More
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  • 2018-10

Coping with changes in access to biodiversity and natural resources along the Mekong mainstream and tributaries

The relationship between people and natural resources in the Mekong River Basin is intimate. Up and down the river, natural resources in the form of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs), fish, water, ‘Other Aquatic Animals’ (OAAs), agro-ecosystems and other – frequently common property – resources form a significant part of livelihoods.… Read More
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