ICEM maintains a large collection of photographs documenting our projects throughout the region.
View some of our recent photographs here in these galleries.
The photographs in this slideshow were taken as part of ICEM team’s field trip to Thai Nguyen, Vietnam in July 2016 for the ADB project Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Vietnam. The photographs focus on the bioengineering techniques used to protect and stabilise roadside slopes at the demonstration site in Thai Nguyen. The plants are growing well, creating a beautiful picture while increasing resilience to core infrastructure.
In October 2014, the ICEM project team together with representatives from the Nam Ngiep company assessed the build site.
The overall objective of the study was to assess the climate risk of the proposed Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project (NNP1) in Lao PDR, and to identify measures to increase its climate resilience.
In September 2014, the DELTA DSF project team took a four-day, 1100 km trip through the Mekong Delta to learn about how water infrastructure, farming decisions, and seasonal flooding affect the Delta’s inhabitants.
It is becoming increasingly important to understand how and where climate impacts will be felt. How will changes to flooding and salinity impact today’s infrastructure decisions? Can we incorporate climate modelling into agricultural decisions? The field trip gave project team members a chance to see where these changes will play out and to speak to the people who live, work, and make decisions in the Delta.
2013 Fieldtrips for the AusAID / CIGIAR funded project – The Impact of Water Supply Infrastructure on Floods and Droughts in the Mekong Region and the Implications for Food Production under the Mekong Challenge Program on Water and Food (MK12)
These photographs show water supply infrastructure near the villages of Srepok, Ea Mar and Drek B. They also show the community consultations with local communnities. Mekong River hydrology has been altered by the expansion of Water Supply Infrastructure (WSI) for 20 years. However, having been designed and managed for regular climate, the performance of these WSI in managing extremes in hydro-climate is not well understood. Through research, modelling, surveys, community consultations, site visits and case studies, this project is set to improve the understanding of the impact of WSI on managing floods and droughts and the downstream consequences for agricultural productivity and food security. The expected outcome of the project is that the impact of WSI on flood and drought and the linked implications for food security in the Mekong region are better understood.
Ensuring Sustainability of the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Power Development – fieldtrips 2012-2013
These photographs were taken during fieldtrips for the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the GMS Power Development Master Plan – a project managed by ICEM funded by the Asian Development Bank, running from 2012 -2013 in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), specifically Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam. The photographs show hydropower plants and reservoirs in the region, as well as National Stakeholder Consultation Workshops, solar plants in Thailand, other power generating faciities and surrounding local communities. The project assesses the environmental, social and economic impacts of the GMS Master Plan and identifies measures to avoid and mitigate negative impacts and enhance positive impacts. The SEA involves missions to each of the six GMS countries, to assess alternative GMS energy futures and their effects, and to identify ways to avoid and mitigate negative impacts and enhance benefits.
Nepal fieldtrip for Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management into Development in Nepal – July 2013
These photographs were taken in Nepal by the ICEM team working on the ADB project Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management into Development in Nepal. ICEM is working with seven national government agencies responsible for infrastructure development throughout the country, such as irrigation, roads and bridges, flood and river management and water supply and sanitation. Natural disasters such as major floods, landslides, river bank collapse and flash flooding regularly damage and destroy critical infrastructure and cause loss of life and property. Those challenges are projected to become more severe with climate change. Several of these photograhs demonstrate the vulnerable aspects of infrastructure and water supply for local communities in the eight project districts. They also illustrate some program workshops and team activities.
Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Vietnam – bioengineering research fieldtrip 2013
The photographs in this slideshow were taken as part of research studies in Northern Vietnam for the ADB project Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Vietnam. The photographs focus on rural irrigation, slope stability for roads, river-bank protection, and flood protection works. They demonstrate some critical aspects of vulnerable infrastructure at the project sites.
The objective of the project in Northern Vietnam is to demonstrate effective bio-engineered solutions which, where possible, provide ‘win-win’ outcomes for resilience of rural infrastructure to climate risk and opportunities for community livelihood enhancement. The project will raise awareness of climate risks and vulnerabilities in local communities and empower them with the capability to manage risk through practical, cost effective solutions which can be implemented with local resources.