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ESIA and ESMP for Sub-project 1, ESA for Stretch 1, and ESMP Monitoring and Reporting during Construction of Sub-project 1

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Donor: The International Development Association (IDA) / World Bank |    Duration: 2017-2018   |    Location: Myanmar

About: In view of the importance of inland waterway transportation […]

Measuring, Understanding and Adapting to Nexus trade-offs in the 3S River Basins

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The Sekong, Sesan and Sre Pok are transboundary tributaries of the Mekong River. The 3S basins, as they are collectively known, are richly endowed with natural resources and make an important contribution to national and regional development. However, there is a critical need to understand and respond to the risks inherent in the current "growth at all costs" paradigm. The purpose of the study is to improve the quality of planning and investment in the 3S region.

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 […]

A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Hydropower Sector in Myanmar

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Donor / Partner: International Finance Corporation (IFC)    |    Duration: 2016-2017   |    Location: Myanmar

About: The aim of the SEA for the hydropower sector in […]

Income for Coastal Communities for Mangrove Protection

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Donor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) | Duration: 2015-2016 | Location: Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam

About: Mangroves provide a wide array of benefits to coastal […]

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 […]

Strategic Mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Vietnam

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Donor / Partner: GIZ    |    Duration: 2015-2016   |    Location: Viet Nam

About: Vietnam is a biodiversity hotspot. Large forests and local and migrating wildlife contribute to Vietnam’s […]

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.

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.

Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative (MK23 and MK24)

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About: The Salween River lies at the cross roads of Asia linking South and Southeast Asia with Tibetan Plateau and providing a home and well-being to more than 13 distinct ethnic groups and 10 million people. As Myanmar develops, the relationship between the river’s stakeholders and the underlying biophysical system changes. New stakeholders are emerging with new values and needs and are placing new demands and pressures on the river and the health of the system. In this context, efforts to understand the health of river ecosystems and the values which different stakeholders ascribe to the goods and services derived from the river system will help set a benchmark of how development decisions at the national, provincial and local level will impact on different user groups.

DELTA (DEveloping Long Term Adaptation) Tools for the Mekong Delta

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About: The Mekong Basin with its complex monsoon climate is highly exposed to climate change. Average annual temperatures are expected to increase by 3-5°C by mid-century with average wet season precipitation increasing by 3-14% (USAID, 2013). For the floodplain areas of Cambodia and Viet Nam, increases in wet precipitation will be coupled with increased peak daily precipitation events and drier dry seasons, compounding water availability issues by making wet seasons wetter and dry seasons drier (USAID, 2013).

Nepal Readiness for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (REDD+)

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About: Nepalese people are highly dependent on forests and forest products to fulfill energy demands and for timber for construction and maintenance of houses and buildings. The main reasons for the conversion of forest areas are encroachment for resettlement/agriculture, and acquisition of forest area for infrastructure development including road expansion.

Sustainable Urban Energy and Emissions Planning Phase III: Energizing Green Growth of Danang City (SUEEP III)

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Donor / Partner: World Bank | Duration: 2013-2014 | Location: Da Nang, Vietnam

About: The Dang Nang City Government has made a strong commitment to sustainable […]

Strengthening Environmental Management and Land Administration

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Donor / Partner:   MONRE    /    SIDA    |     Duration: 2005-2010     |     Location: Vietnam

About:  ICEM was one of three international organizations in a consortium providing the technical backing […]

Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC)

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About: 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 is working with DAI and SEA START as part of the 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.

Capacity Development Manual for the UNECE Protocol on SEA

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Donor / Partner: UNECE    |    Duration: 2003-2005   |    Location: 36 Signatory Countries to the UNECE SEA Protocol

About: ICEM developed a manual for the  capacity development programs concerning the practical […]

SEA of Hydropower and Biodiversity in Vietnam

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Donor / Partner:  World Bank (WB)    |     Duration: 2005-2006    |     Location: Vietnam

About: This project aimed to demonstrate the value of SEA in integrating biodiversity considerations into the […]

Review Status of SEA in the Greater Mekong Subregion

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) / GMS Environment Operations Center | Duration: 2006 | Location: Mekong region – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, […]

National Industrial Pollution Sources Survey

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Donor / Partner: World Bank  (WB)     |     Duration: 2005-2006     |     Location: Vietnam

About: The NIPS, Vietnam focuses on the manufacturing sector. This was the most comprehensive assessment of industrial pollution […]

Industrial Pollution Sources Survey of the Cau and Day/Nhue River Basins

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) / MOI / EVN / MONRE     |     Duration: 2007     |     Location: Vietnam

About: The water resources management studies carried in […]

Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Ministry of Environment in Indonesia

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Donor / Partner: DANIDA    |    Duration: 2010     |    Location: Indonesia

About: This project was part of the Danish Indonesia Environmental Sector Programme. The purpose of the support was to assist the […]

Biodiversity Planning in Asia

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Donors/ Technical Partners:  IUCN – The World Conservation Union / United Nations Development Program / United Nations Development Program / United Nations Environment Program / The Global […]

Protected Areas Policy Reform Project in Vietnam

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Donors: IUCN – World Conservation Union / Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) / MONRE / Ministry of Fisheries / United Nations Development Program    |    […]

Economic Instruments in Indonesia

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About: The Danish government has supported environmental reform in Indonesia through an Environmental Support Programme since 2005. The second phase of cooperation ran from 2008 to 2012 and included a component on improving institutional capacity of public sector institutions, requiring the input of ICEM expertise.

Drinking Water Quality Management in Rural Areas of Lao PDR

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Partner: The World Bank    |    Duration: 13 months – Feb 2011-March 2012    |    Location: Lao PDR

About: ICEM formed a team of Lao and international water […]

Ensuring Sustainability of the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Power Development

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Donor/Partner: Asian Development Bank    |    Duration: 2012-2013 | Location: Mekong region; Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

About: This Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the […]

Mekong Fish Migrations, Hydrology and Hydropower Dam Fish Passes

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About: This significant study is the first of its kind for the Mekong River and will provide the foundation for understanding fish migration dynamics to inform realistic and sustainable design of fish passes for proposed hydropower dams. The objective of the project is to assess the hydro?geomorphologic requirements of fish migrations using the Khone Falls as a natural laboratory.

Mekong Challenge Programme on Water and Food

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Donors: CGIAR   |    Duration:   2010-2013    |    Location: Mekong Regional: Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam
About: The Mekong  Challenge Programme on Water and Food (CPWF) is a research and management […]