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Hundreds of research outputs have been generated by WLE Greater Mekong, most of which are accessible from this page. We develop research outputs for a variety of audiences, whether academic or lay people in our effort to ensure that our research has real-world application and utility.

  • 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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  • 2018-08

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

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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  • 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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  • 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

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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  • 2013-12

Water Demand Analysis within the Pursat River Catchment

In order to address water resources issues and develop capacities for implementing IWRM, there is a need for better collaboration between sectors and use of scientific data in decision making. Collaborative and informed decision-making rely on better understanding of, and access to quantitative and qualitative research results. Multi-stakeholder Platforms (MSPs)… 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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  • 2013

Balancing the Scales: Using Gender Impact Assessment in Hydropower Development

Balancing the Scales in a manual designed to help planners and decision makers identify, understand, predict and respond to gender differences, opportunities and needs. The guide includes questions for staff involved in developing and managing projects and plans. The manual also helps companies consider their corporate practices beyond the project… Read More
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