Our Research: Water Governance

  • 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

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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  • 2013

China’s Influence on Hydropower Development in the Lancang River and Lower Mekong River Basin (English 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 (Khmer 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 (Vietnamese 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 (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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  • 2013-11

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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  • 2013-04

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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  • 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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