Our Research: Mekong

  • 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

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

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

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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  • 2017-07

State of Knowledge: Hydropower Environmental Mitigation Measures on the Lancang River

Chinese HPPs on the Lancang River have been developed for electricity generation, flood control, water supply, and navigation improvement. Hydropower was expected to play an increasingly important role in developing a low carbon economy and increasing resilience to climate change in China. Read More
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  • 2017

On Spatially Distributed Hydrological Ecosystem Services: Bridging the Quantitative Information Gap using Remote Sensing and Hydrological Models

One of the ways in which the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) addresses the challenge of achieving sustainable growth is by improving our understanding of tradeoffs and synergies related to water, food, environment and energy. Essential to the success of these efforts is the availability of… Read More
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  • 2016

Coping with resettlement: A livelihood adaptation analysis in the Mekong River basin

A major driver of change in the Mekong River basin relates to hydropower development and the consequent changes in landscape and natural resource access regime that it induces. In this paper, we examine how the livelihoods of resettlers evolve following resettlement, and examine the determinants of that process. The study… Read More
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  • 2016

Dams in the Mekong river basin

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  • 2014-01-27

DSTS and Modeling Tools Report

Decision Support Tools (DSTs) have been developed by various organisations (government agencies, international organizations, NGOs, universities, consultancy companies and think tanks) to facilitate decision making around a number of issues, including water governance and management. There are arange of DSTs, distinguished by their function, quality of services (accuracy and precision),… 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

Reduciing Risk Mekong Improving Yield in the Drawdown Area of Yali Reservoir, Vietnam

Under the MK1 project Soils and Fertilizers Research Institute (SFRI) and Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) introduced a short term variety of cassava (KM 98-7) that can reach maturity after 7 months and give better yield and starch content. The on-farm pilot started with 3 farmers in 2012… Read More
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  • 2013-12

Working Paper on Population Growth and Natural Resource Pressures in Pursat Catchment

This project examined the linkages between population and demand for food and water. Cambodia, in general, and Pursat Province in particular, have a complex and interesting mosaic of demographic attributes and development issues. The Tonle Sap basin and Pursat catchment possess the country’s largest potential water resources. These resources have… Read More
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  • 2013

Environmental water demand of the Srepok catchment, and the importance of maintaining environmental water flows

Sông Sêrêpôk là chi lưu cấp I của sông Mê Kông, do hai nhánh Krông Ana và Krông Knô hợp thành. Dòng chính tương đối dốc, chảy từ cao độ 400m ở nhập lưu xuống cao độ 150m ở biên giới Campuchia. Theo báo cáo hiện trạng môi trường tỉnh… Read More
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  • 2013

Assessment of the impacts from WSI on agricultural activities; and how changes in agricultural activities are affecting WSI

Sông Srepok là con sông lớn nhất của Tây Nguyên và là một trong những chi lưu chính của sông Mekong, bắt nguồn từ dãy Trường Sơn chảy về hường Tây đổ vào sông Mekong gần Strung Treng. Sông có diện tích lưu vực 29.500 km2 trong đó nằm trên… Read More
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  • 2013

INTERACTION BETWEEN GROUNDWATER RESOURCES, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND WATER EXPLOITATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN SREPOK RIVER BASIN (VIETNAM)

In Vietnamese: In the past decades, the exploitation and use of water resources (surface and groundwater) and the prevention and control of water-caused disasters in the Srepok River Basin have gained important achievements, contributing greatly to socio-economic development of the basin. However, we have not been fully aware in a… Read More
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  • 2013

INTERACTION BETWEEN GROUNDWATER RESOURCES, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND WATER EXPLOITATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN SREPOK RIVER BASIN (VIETNAM)

In the past decades, the exploitation and use of water resources (surface and groundwater) and the prevention and control of water-caused disasters in the Srepok River Basin have gained important achievements, contributing greatly to socio-economic development of the basin. However, we have not been fully aware in a long time… Read More
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  • 2013-12

Working Paper on Population Growth and Natural Resources Pressures in Pursat Catchment

This working paper examines population growth in Pursat and its potential impact on food demand and land and water resources in a systematic and integrated manner. The main purpose of the paper is to kick-start a policy debate on population dynamics and food and water security in Pursat. The paper… Read More
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  • 2013-04-01

Fisheries and Aquaculture Production in Reservoirs in Lao PDR

The project’s overall aim is to provide better information on reservoir fisheries and aquaculture so that reservoirs will be planned and managed to provide a broader range of benefits, particularly to rural people living nearby. Some specific questions which the project is addressing include the following. Read More
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