Our Research: Mekong

  • 2011

From local watershed management to integrated river basin management at national and transboundary levels

Watersheds face a range of degradation challenges associated with human activities, such as pollution, deforestation and changes in sediment generation. The way they are managed has a profound cascading effect on natural resources and communities in the wider basin. Although watersheds play a critical role as the basic hydrological unit… Read More
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  • 2010-11-17

Sustainability assessment of Cambodia’s electricity planning: Using section 1 of the 2009 hydropower sustainability assessment protocol

The rapid sustainability assessment of Mekong electricity planning in Cambodia using Section I of the 2009 Draft Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (2009 HSAP) was conducted by a group of Cambodian assessors from March to May 2010. A multi-stakeholder consultation and trialing was conducted in Phnom Penh on April 8, 2010.… Read More
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  • 2010-11-17

Sustainability assessment of Thailand’s electricity planning: Using section 1 of the 2009 hydropower sustainability assessment protocol

We conducted a rapid assessment of the sustainability performance of the Thai power development plan and a number of related planning processes, focusing on the Thai plan’s implications for development of hydropower in the Mekong region. We used the August 2009 draft Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP), which is a… Read More
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