Our Research: Mekong

  • 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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  • 2018-10

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

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

Mekong Sediment Basics

Reviews current literature on Mekong sediments including: sources and volume, how sediments affect dams and reservoir, how much sediment will be blocked by dams, impact on riverine habitats, fisheries, agriculture, navigation, the Tonle Sap floodplains and the Vietnam delta, and if and how sediment losses can be mitigated. Read More
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  • 2013

Mekong Sediment Basics (Chinese Language)

Reviews current literature on Mekong sediments including: sources and volume, how sediments affect dams and reservoir, how much sediment will be blocked by dams, impact on riverine habitats, fisheries, agriculture, navigation, the Tonle Sap floodplains and the Vietnam delta, and if and how sediment losses can be mitigated. Read More
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  • 2013

Mekong Sediment Basics (Lao Language)

Reviews current literature on Mekong sediments including: sources and volume, how sediments affect dams and reservoir, how much sediment will be blocked by dams, impact on riverine habitats, fisheries, agriculture, navigation, the Tonle Sap floodplains and the Vietnam delta, and if and how sediment losses can be mitigated. Read More
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  • 2013

Mekong Sediment Basics (Khmer)

Reviews current literature on Mekong sediments including: sources and volume, how sediments affect dams and reservoir, how much sediment will be blocked by dams, impact on riverine habitats, fisheries, agriculture, navigation, the Tonle Sap floodplains and the Vietnam delta, and if and how sediment losses can be mitigated. Read More
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  • 2013

Corporate Social Responsibility in Mekong Hydropower Development (Chinese Language)

Reviews current literature on definitions of CSR, main international frameworks, criticisms, CSR in Asia, CSR in hydropower, and drivers and trends in CSR. Read More
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  • 2013

Corporate Social Responsibility in Mekong Hydropower Development (Vietnamese)

Reviews current literature on definitions of CSR, main international frameworks, criticisms, CSR in Asia, CSR in hydropower, and drivers and trends in CSR. Read More
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