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State of Knowledge papers: River health in the Salween and Ayeyarwady

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The Salween and Ayeyarwady are Myanmar’s largest rivers and provide a home and livelihood to millions of people. As the country develops, the relationship between […]

Natural solutions to erosion control in Viet Nam – Case Studies from the Northern Mountainous Region

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The impact of natural events such as floods, droughts and coastal storms will become more severe as populations grow and the landscape is increasingly modified, […]

Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Viet Nam – Report Series

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Capacity Development Technical Assistance project Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Vietnam demonstrated how non-conventional engineering solutions can strengthen […]

An overview of climate resilient rural infrastructure demonstration sites in Vietnam

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Northern Vietnam experiences some of the Greater Mekong Subregion’s most intense storms. With climate change, these storms may become more frequent and intense, posing a […]

POSTER: Community Based River Health Monitoring Poster Series

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This poster presentation was developed as part of the Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative, and displayed at the 2016 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and […]

Bioengineering Workshop: Design and Construction (Roads)

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The ADB Capacity Development Technical Assistance project Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Vietnam is demonstrating how green infrastructure and bioengineering solutions can strengthen rural […]

Interactive Map of Soils and Biochar Suitability in GMS

ICEM developed this interactive map of soil types and biochar suitability as part of the ADB-funded Biochar Assessment and Soil Mapping Study.

The map allows users to […]

Preliminary Evaluation of the Ecological Attributes of the Fish Fauna of the Vu Gia – Thu Bon River System

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Rapid economic development has seen Vietnam’s energy demand grow at a rate of 13-15% per annum over the last decade, leading to chronic and severe power shortages, and plans for extensive hydropower development. The Vu Gia – Thu Bon River Basin in central Vietnam will be one of the first areas to see increased hydropower development with 8 major and at least 34 minor hydro installations planned for completion over the next 10 years.

Vietnam’s vanishing wildlife: the new threat of climate change 

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> View and download the report, Vietnam’s vanishing wildlife: the new threat of climate change 

Climate change threatens species-rich habitats in protected lands in Vietnam. Temperature […]

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Maps

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Much of ICEM’s work on the Mekong ARCC project hinged on climate modelling and maps created by ICEM’s GIS team. These maps covered temperature and […]

Pacific Adaptation – Report Series

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Regional Capacity Development TA 7394-REG was undertaken over 15 months from October 2010. The project focused on enhancing the capacity of five PDMCs’ – Fiji, Marshall Islands, Palau, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste – for adopting and implementing a national climate change adaptation strategy and associated action plans.

Bringing Nature Back

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The Mekong region faces some of the world’s most damaging weather-related disasters. Storms, floods, and drought visit the region every year. Climate change stands to intensify these impacts.

Shot […]

Soil Types in GMS Countries – FAO/UNESCO Classification

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ICEM developed this comprehensive map of soil types in the Greater Mekong Subregion for the Biochar Assessment and Soil Mapping Study.

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POSTER: Building Resilience and Sustainability in the Mekong Poster Series

These information posters were developed as part of the Bioengineering and Green Infrastructure Session delivered at the 2015 Mekong Forum on Water, Food, and Energy […]

Thailand Yom Basin Maps, Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation

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ICEM developed a number of maps for the project Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation in Thailand. The objective of the project was to improve water resources management through the design and implementation of improved decision making processes for integrated water resources, flood and drought management.

Khone Falls, Champasak Province, Lao PDR

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The Khone Falls fish pass study is the first of its kind in the Mekong region. For the most part, fish pass design has been based on studies conducted outside the Mekong region and with a focus on fish species not found in the Mekong River. The project aims to assess the swimming capabilities of migratory fish species in the Khone Falls to help design fish passes that are tailored to the needs and capabilities of Mekong fish species.

Climate Change Impact Assessment of the Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project – Final Report

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In 2014/2015, ICEM conducted a Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (CRVA) of the proposed Nam Ngiep Hydropower 1 Project (NNP1) in Lao PDR. 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.

Resource Kit for Building Resilience and Sustainability in Mekong Towns

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Natural systems are the essential foundation for Mekong town development and rehabilitation. The Resource Kit for Building Resilience and Sustainability in Mekong Towns is a seven-volume kit that promotes the maintenance and use of natural systems as a key strategy for building sustainability and resilience in urban areas. Prepared for the Asian Development Bank by ICEM as part of the award-winning TA 8186, the resource kit is built on the experience and expertise of a wide variety of professionals from the Mekong region and abroad.

POSTER: Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative

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This informational poster was developed as part of the Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative to give an overview of the project objectives, outputs, and monitoring. It was presented at the WLE Myanmar Project Launch in March 2015. > Visit the Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative project page for more information.

Delta Tools A0 and A3 Maps

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ICEM developed a series of maps for the World Bank's DELTA Tools for the Mekong Delta project. The project covered climate change and its potential impacts on infrastructure in the Mekong Delta. As such, ICEM's maps focused on flooding, salinity, and erosion as well as socio-economic topics such as population density and land use.

Ensuring Sustainability of the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Power Development — Final Reports

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In 2012, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) contracted the consortium of ICEM–International Centre for Environment Management (ICEM) and Economic Consulting Associates (ECA) to undertake a […]

Using Strategic Environmental Assessment to Inform the Forestry Master Plan 2010 – 2020 of Vietnam

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ICEM conducted this strategic environmental assessment (SEA) with the MARD Directorate of Forestry and the World Bank within the framework of negotiations on a Public Investment Reform Development Policy Loan between the World Bank and the Government of Vietnam. The SEA offers a rapid assessment of three Provincial Forest Protection and Development Plans (FPDPs) and provides guidance for the development of the National Forestry Master Plan 2010–2020 and wider decision making in the forestry sector in Vietnam.

Resilient Cities Regional Workshop Report

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> View and download the full Regional Knowledge Sharing Workshop final report with appendices
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REDD+ in Nepal: A Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment of Nepal’s REDD+ Strategy

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Prepared by ICEM, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), and School of Environmental Science and Management (SchEM), the SESA presents a brief history of forest management in Nepal, forest types, and key environmental issues. It also outlines the reality of climate change vulnerability and impacts in Nepal, and highlights some of the important linkages, issues and potential trade-offs when considering strategic options to achieve REDD+.

REDD+ in Nepal: An Environmental and Social Management Framework

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Prepared by ICEM, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), and School of Environmental Science and Management (SchEM), the ESMF provides a framework for effective management of environmental and social issues in implementing the REDD+ Strategy. It seeks to both enhance the environmental and social development benefits of REDD+ actions and projects and mitigate any adverse impacts.

Natural Systems and Climate Change Resilience in the Lower Mekong Basin

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> View and download the Natural Systems and Climate Change Resilience in the Lower Mekong Basin report

This report draws from the past decade of climate change and […]

Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation Workshop Report

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MK2 Assessing the Value of Water: Case Studies from Central Vietnam Highlands and Lao PDR

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> View and download the Potential Benefits of Sharing Water from Hydropower Reservoir: Case Study from the Central Highlands, Vietnam
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Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Guidelines for Smallscale Hydropower in Lao PDR

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> View and download the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Guidelines for Smallscale Hydropower in Lao PDR Technical Paper
> View more about the Mekong Challenge […]

Building Blocks for Renewable Energy Development: Learning and Transferring Lessons from Thailand

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> View and download the Building Blocks for Renewable Energy Development: Learning and Transferring Lessons from Thailand Working Paper
> View more about the Mekong Challenge […]

Potential for Increasing the Role of Renewables in Mekong Power Supply (MK14): Synthesis Report

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> View and download the Potential for Increasing the Role of Renewables in Mekong Power Supply (MK14): Synthesis Report
> View more about the Mekong Challenge […]

Impact of Climate Change on Mekong Wetlands and Adaptation Responses: Synthesis Report

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> View more about the Wetlands Climate Change Impact […]

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Non Timber Forest Products and Crop Wild Relatives Report

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Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) make a significant contribution to national and local economies and may make up over 30% of the income of individual farming families. They are essential for food security, medical remedies, fiber and furniture, and provide resins and essential oils - the raw materials for pharmaceuticals, fragrances, and other chemicals. Pressures upon land and natural resources have meant that the remaining sources for these natural products are protected areas. There is a strong financial incentive for sustainable management of this resource.

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Socio-economic Report

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This Social and Economic Assessment complements the other sectoral reports in the USAID Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study by assessing the vulnerability to climate change of two critical sectors of household livelihood systems: health and rural infrastructure. Human health is critical to livelihoods because it is the foundation of productivity in all activities. Inadequate health access limits the capacity of individuals to farm, fish, gather NTFPs, or attend to livestock. Moreover, adequate health ensures the nutritional benefits of food consumption are realized and is an important, but often forgotten, component of food security. The inability of one working member of a household to work due to poor health reduces household income and therefore impacts on the income and food security of all members of a household and potentially the broader community.

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Protected Areas Report

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This protected areas report provides an outline of protected areas (PAs) and biodiversity in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB), and an overview of threats to PAs other than climate change, including land concessions, infrastructure development, illegal activities, and agriculture. The threats posed by climate change to PAs are then reviewed, followed by a series of case studies of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptation options in four protected areas: 1) Nong Bong Kai Non Hunting Area – Thailand; 2) Nakai Nam Theun - Lao PDR; 3) Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary - Cambodia; and 4) U Minh Thuong National Park – Vietnam.

Review of CARE’s Community Based Mangrove Reforestation and Management Project

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> View and download the Review of CARE’s Community Based Mangrove Reforestation and Management Project

Throughout Vietnam and the wider region, mangrove forests have been removed […]

Environment assessment tools for improving the sustainability of development in the Mekong Region Brief

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> View and download the Environment assessment tools for improving the sustainability of development in the Mekong Region Brief

This brief introduces the main environmental assessment […]

Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation: Report Series

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The Asia Pacific region is likely to experience significant adverse impacts from climate change. A wide range of challenges must be met, including urban and […]

Climate Change Adaptation Methodology (CAM): Infrastructure Guide

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> View and download the Climate Change Adaptation Methodology (CAM): Infrastructure Guide

This guide describes a practical approach to integrating climate change into conventional infrastructure planning […]

Impact of Water Supply Infrastructure on Floods and Droughts in Vietnam and the Implications for Food Production

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> View more about the Impact of Water Supply Infrastructure on Floods and Droughts in the Mekong Region […]

Impact of Water Supply Infrastructure on Floods and Droughts in Cambodia and the Implications for Food Production

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Regional Flood Frequency Analysis for the Mekong Basin: A tool for estimating hydrological characteristics in ungauged catchments

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> View and download Regional Flood Frequency Analysis for the Mekong Basin: A tool for estimating hydrological characteristics in ungauged catchments
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Reservoir Flood Risk Index: Assessing the flood risk and capacity for control in Mekong hydro-electric reservoirs

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> View and download Reservoir Flood Risk Index: Assessing the flood risk and capacity for control in Mekong hydro-electric reservoirs
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Rapid climate change assessments for wetland biodiversity: Guideline

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> View and download the Rapid climate change assessment for wetland biodiversity: Guidelines
> View more about the Wetlands Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment project

This […]

Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) Reports

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The Mekong River Basin faces a grave threat from climate change. Communities and governments must work together to develop and promulgate adaptation strategies that preserve the lives and livelihoods of some 60 million people. ICEM worked with DAI and SEA START as part of this U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) project to generate new data, new approaches and to spur adaptive change in the Mekong River Basin.

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Main Report

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The Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study for the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) was designed to serve as a model approach, describing the impacts on key livelihood sectors of the LMB including agriculture, capture fisheries and aquaculture, livestock, natural systems, health, and rural infrastructure. The Mekong ARCC Climate Study Team has now completed its final revision of this Study by addressing comments raised at the March Final Results Workshop in Bangkok, generated during the period of open public review, and from experts who formally peer reviewed technical aspects of the analysis.

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Summary Report

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The Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study for the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) was designed to serve as a model approach, describing the impacts on key livelihood sectors of the LMB including agriculture, capture fisheries and aquaculture, livestock, natural systems, health, and rural infrastructure.

Mekong ARCC Climate Study for the Lower Mekong: Headlines

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This Headlines document offers a brief synopsis of important findings from the Mekong ARCC Climate Study for the Lower Mekong. It captures main results of climate impacts on crop suitability, fisheries, livestock, and ecosystems and non-timber forest products.

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Agriculture Report

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This agriculture sector vulnerability report provides a detailed summary of the issues and trends of climate change by ecozone. Agriculture, a key sector of the economy within the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB), is highly dependent on climate and especially on rainfall frequency and distribution. With more than 1,000 mm of rainfall per year in the LMB, water shortage is not the primary constraint for agriculture. Instead, it is the unpredictability and variability of rainfall distribution during the rainy season that can lead to drought, water stress, and low yields.

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Key Final Results

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This Key Final Results document offers a brief synopsis of the Mekong ARCC Climate Study for the Lower Mekong methodology and key findings. It captures main results of climate impacts on crop suitability, fisheries, livestock, and ecosystems and non-timber forest products.

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Fisheries Report

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This fisheries sector vulnerability report provides an overview of the current state of the important capture fisheries and aquaculture systems in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB), focusing on those elements that are threatened by climate change. It also presents a methodology and results for vulnerability assessments, for six climate change hotspots (Chiang Rai, Khammouan, Gia Lai, Mondulkiri, Kien Giang, and Stung Treng).

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Livestock Report

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This livestock sector vulnerability report presents the results of the livestock evaluation components of the Mekong ARCC study. It establishes an initial baseline of the current status, trends, drivers, and tolerances of key livestock production systems in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) and hotspot provinces, then uses this information to develop hotspot province vulnerability assessments, and ultimately adaptation options for livestock throughout the basin.

Mekong ARCC: Priority Province Summaries

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An important output of the Mekong ARCC Climate Study is the identification of climate change hotspots. By determining the ranges where temperature, rainfall, and soil characteristics at specific geographic locations create conditions that transform ecosystems and alter productivity of crops, livestock, and aquatic systems, a better understanding is gained of how climate change will impact community livelihood and subsistence options.

Wetlands Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment: Report Series

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The purpose of the Wetlands Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment was to anticipate climate change impact and vulnerability of wetlands in the Mekong Basin, […]

Mekong Delta average flood climate change 2050 depth and duration

Mekong Delta average flood climate change 2050 depth and duration

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This series of three maps were developed as part of the USAID-funded Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change project (Mekong ARCC) in 2012. These maps are intended as companion maps to the Mekong Delta average flood baseline 1985-2005 depth and duration maps - to show the changes projected to 2050 as a result of climate change. The maps show a marked increase in flood depth and duration to 2050 in the Mekong Delta.
Mekong Delta average flood baseline 1985-2005 depth and duration

Mekong Delta average flood baseline 1985-2005 depth and duration

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This series of three maps were developed as part of the USAID-funded Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change project (Mekong ARCC) in 2012. These maps are intended as companion maps to the Mekong Delta average flood climate change 2050 depth and duration maps also developed for the Mekong ARCC - showing the predicted changes as a result of climate change.
Ecozones in Lower Mekong Basin

Ecozones in the Lower Mekong Basin

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This map was developed as part of the USAID-funded Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change project (Mekong ARCC) in 2012. The map shows 12 ecozones within the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB). The original ecozones were developed by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2006. During the Mekong ARCC research phase, it was decided to work with the WWF original ecozone maps, and build on these to develop ecozone maps appropriate to the Mekong ARCC project requirements.

SPECIAL REPORTS SERIES: MRC SEA of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream

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Download the SEA of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream: Summary of the Final Report

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VOL 1: Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Executive Summary

VOL 1: Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Executive Summary

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> View and download the VOL 1:  Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Executive Summary
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VOL 2: Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Main Report

VOL 2: Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Main Report

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> View and download VOL 2: Ho Chi Minh City  Adaptation to Climate Change: Main Report
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VOL 3: Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Annexes

VOL 3: Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Annexes

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> View and download VOL 3:  Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Annexes
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Review and Analysis of the Pollution Impacts from Vietnamese Manufacturing Sectors

BRIEF: Review and Analysis of the Pollution Impacts from Vietnamese Manufacturing Sectors

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> View and download the Brief: Review and Analysis of the Pollution Impacts from Vietnamese Manufacturing Sectors
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HCMC Adaptation to CC study_Summary Report

Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Summary Report

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The Case of a Combined Cycle Power Plant – Final Report

The Case of a Combined Cycle Power Plant – Final Report

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> View and download The Case of a Combined Cycle Power Plant – Final Report

This report was produced as part of the ADB project: O […]

SEA of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream - Summary Report

SEA of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream: Summary of the Final Report

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Over the past few years, investors and developers mostly from China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam have […]

Mekong Delta Bridges VA Study

Mekong Delta Bridges: Rapid Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment

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Donor / Partner: ADB |    Duration: 2011-2012   |    Location: Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta Bridges: Rapid Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment (VA Study) is part of […]

Strategic Environmental Assessment as a tool to improve climate change adaptation in the Greater Mekong Subregion Brief

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> View and download the Strategic Environmental Assessment as a tool to improve climate change adaptation in the Greater Mekong Subregion Brief

The Greater Mekong Subregion […]

POSTER: USAID Mekong ARCC: Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture in the Mekong Region

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This informational poster was developed as a knowledge product to showcase the findings from the USAID Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (Mekong ARCC) program. ICEM managed the climate change impacts on agriculture study as part of this program. The poster demonstrates that adaptation in agriculture is urgently needed in the Mekong Region. The message of the poster is that climate change is projected to seriously affect the lives and livelihoods of more than 42 million people in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) who depend entirely on agriculture.

BRIEF: ICEM CAM: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Methodology

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The Asia Pacific region is likely to experience significant adverse impacts from climate change. In response to these challenges, ICEM developed an […]

POSTER: SEA of Hydropower on the Mainstream Mekong River

Since 2006, interest in hydropower as escalated in the LMB. Most Mekong River tributaries have cascades of dams in place or planned with some 76 […]

Biodiversity and Development of the Hydropower Sector: Lessons from the Vietnamese Experience

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This policy brief provides an overview of relevant biodiversity issues for those carrying out assessments or studies relating to hydropower development in Vietnam. The Brief […]

Maintaining Community Livestock Systems in the Face of Climate Change

The consumption of livestock derived products is rapidly increasing in the Lower Mekong River Basin. This is largely attributed to increasing standards of living and household incomes. Improvements in production, processing and postharvest practices present new opportunities for livestock owners, but also greater competition. But what might happen to livestock in the not-so-distant future as a result of climate change? How might smallholders remain competitive in terms of production costs, increasing their access to output markets and building system resilience to climate change? Finding answers to these types of questions and others to inform producers who are faced with critical economic difficulties is crucial.

ICEM wins IAIA Award for Achievements in SEA

ICEM has received the International Association for Impact Assessment’s (IAIA) Corporate Initiative Award for its Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) work.

IAIA selected ICEM for this […]

Viet Nam – Southern Economic Focal Region: Communes with Highest Pollution Load and Habitats

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Communes with Highest Pollution Load identified from calculations of the Industrial Pollution Projection System (IPPS) are shown in conjunction with the location of remaining natural […]

Viet Nam – Ho Chi Minh City – Planned forests, agriculture and aquaculture, and saline intrusion in drought 2050 due to climate change

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Currently, extensive saline intrusion is experienced during regular flooding and it is predicted that there would be a significant increase in saline intrusion in 2050. […]

Viet Nam – Ho Chi Minh City – Existing and planned transport 2050 and impacts of flooding

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Existing and planned transport infrastructure in HCMC will be at risk from the effects of climate change.

The HCMC study has shown that, in 2050, with […]

Viet Nam – Quang Nam Province: 3D View of the Bon River Delta

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Bon River discharges into the ocean about 25km south of Da Nang City (view direction East-West), forming a large delta mainly used for paddy agriculture. […]

Viet Nam – Southern Economic Focal Region: Communes with Highest Pollution Load and Industrial Estates

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The map identifies the communes with the highest pollution load from manufacturing industry in the Southern Economic Focal Region. Enterprise statistics derived from the General […]

Thailand – Western Forest Complex: 3D View of Khwae Noi River

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Khwae Noi River dissects the National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of the Western Forest Complex (view direction North-South). The image clearly shows the protected areas […]

Viet Nam – Quang Nam Province: 3D View of Bung River / Cai River

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Bung River and Cai River join in the mountainous hinterlands of Quang Nam Province (view direction: East-West). The hilly terrain does not allow for large-scale […]

Viet Nam – 3D Geospatial Statistics: Population Density, 2004

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The pattern of population density in Viet Nam is clearly concentrated in the both major deltas of the country – the Red River Delta and […]

Thailand – Western Forest Complex: 3D View of a hydropower scheme

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Srinagarind Hydropower Dam is situated between Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary and Erawan National Park. While the displayed part is an unprotected area with a settlement to […]

POSTER: Scoping for sustainable multiple use of water in cascade schemes in the Sesan River Basin

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The Mekong River Basin is undergoing  a period of dramatic change with hydropower emerging as one of the predominant drivers. In a region where electricity […]

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BRIEF: Water Pollution Control Funds in Vietnam

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This policy brief explores the role of environmental funds for helping control water pollution in Vietnam. Pollution control funds are urgently […]

O MON IV Power Station – Rapid Climate Change and Vulnerability Assessment Report

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This report contains the findings from the initial and rapid assessment of the potential threats and impacts of climate change to the […]

Biodiversity and Development of the Hydropower Report Series – Vol 1: Review of the Effects of Hydropower Development on Biodiversity Resources in Vietnam

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Hydropower development is proceeding rapidly in Vietnam. The maintenance of ecosystem integrity, including the effects of multiple hydropower schemes within a river basin […]

Biodiversity and Development of the Hydropower Report Series – Vol 2: SEA as a tool to integrate biodiversity with hydropower planning

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Hydropower development is proceeding rapidly in Vietnam. The maintenance of ecosystem integrity, including the effects of multiple hydropower schemes within a river […]

Biodiversity and Development of the Hydropower Report Series – Vol 3: Lessons from the Vietnamese experience

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Hydropower development is proceeding on a rapid and comprehensive scale for maximising power and profits but with only rudimentary or even misleading […]

Biodiversity and Development of the Hydropower Report Series – Vol 4: SEA as an Assessment Tool Policy Brief

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Biodiversity and Development of the Hydropower Sector: Lessons from the Vietnamese experience:
The use of Strategic Environmental Assessment as an assessment tool:

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Hydropower development […]

Chu Yang Sin National Park: Assessment of Proposed Road and Trail Developments

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> Download: CYSNP Final Report – English Volume I EN

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REGIONAL SYNTHESIS REPORT: Climate Change Adaptation in the Lower Mekong Basin Countries

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The Mekong River Commission (MRC) launched the regional Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative (CCAI) because of growing concern about the potential effects […]

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POLICY BRIEF: Building Vietnam’s Protected Areas System: Policy and institutional innovations required for progress

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This policy brief outlines the critical requirements for the establishment of Vietnam’s  protected areas system. The brief considers the achievements of the past two decades , and recognises […]

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Reimaanlok: Looking to the Future – National Conservation Area Plan for the Marshall Islands – May 2008

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This plan is written for organizations and people who are interested in and committed to conservation and sustainable resource management in the […]

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Rapid Assessment of the Extent and Impact of Sea Level Rise in Vietnam

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This ICEM study is an initial contribution to priority setting for climate change adaptation under the Vietnam Government’s National Target Plan to Respond […]

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Day/Nhue River Basin Pollution Sources Study

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This Study for Improving Water Quality in the Day River Basin – Capacity Building and Pollution Sources Inventory was undertaken through the DWRM […]

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SEA of the Quang Nam Province Hydropower Plan for the Vu Gia-Thu Bon River Basin

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This SEA was conducted on a plan already approved by the Quang Nam PPC and MOIT – the hydropower development plan for the […]

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Strategic Environmental Assessment in the GMS

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This Report on the Status of Strategic Environmental Assessment in the Greater Mekong Sub-region was prepared as a benchmark and guide to the […]

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Risks to Biodiversity from Hydropower in the 6th Power Development Plan

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Pilot Strategic Environmental Assessment in the Hydropower Sub-sector – Vietnam: Final Report – Risks to Biodiversity from Hydropower in the 6th Power Development […]

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Final Report: Analysis of Pollution from Manufacturing Sectors in Vietnam

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