Water supply infrastructure (WSI) has been utilized for centuries in the Mekong Basin to regulate seasonal water availability and provide for consistent, year-round human use. The storage of wet season flows for use in the dry season has led to tangible and significant improvements in livelihoods, agricultural productivity and energy security. However, having been designed and managed for regular climate, the performance of these WSI in managing extremes in hydro-climate is not well understood. Through research, modeling, surveys and case studies, MK12 worked to improve the understanding of the impact of WSI on managing floods and droughts and the downstream consequences for agricultural productivity and food security.
MK12 was led by the International Center for Environmental Management (ICEM), working in partnership with the Institute of Water Resources Planning (IWRP – Vietnam), and the Enterprise Development Institute (EDI – Cambodia).
Reservoir Flood Control Index – Technical Note 1.
Tarek Ketelsen, Arun Parameswaran, Simon Tilleard, Mai Ky Vinh, Nguyen Mong Thuy, Paul Wyrwoll; 2013
Assessing the flood risk and capacity for control in Mekong hydro-electric reservoirs.
A CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food initiative supported by funding from. Australian Aid
January 2012 to December 2013