MK25’s objective is to develop an indicator system to monitor and evaluate river health in the Mekong River Basin (MRB), and demonstrate its application in a selected catchment—the Songkhram (Thailand). River Health Indicators (RHIs) (and corresponding health assessments) in the MRB, and especially the study area, have traditionally been centred on river water quality parameters. However, other drivers of river health, such as catchment disturbance, hydrological changes, and riparian habitat conditions must be taken into consideration in developing a more complete RHI system. The proposed project seeks to plug existing gaps by developing a holistic indicator system, using a systems-based approach, at two scales – catchment and community.
Lead: Water Engineering and Management (WEM) of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Mukand S. Babel (email@example.com)
Partners: Thai Water Partnership, Thailand; Pollution Control Department, MONRE, Thailand.