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Strengthening Integrated Water Resource Planning and Management at River Basin Level

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Donor/Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB)    |    Duration: 2017-2018   |    Location: Thailand

About:The 2011 severe floods affected almost 14 million people in 65 of Thailand’s […]

AIRBM Project, State of the Basin Report Package 5 – Sectoral Development and Macroeconomics Assessment

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Donor/Partner: World Bank    |    Duration: 2017-2018   |    Location: Myanmar

About:The water sector is key for Myanmar’s development strategy. Endowed with abundant natural resources, including […]

Enhanced Use of Disaster Risk Information for Decision Making in Southeast Asia – Myanmar Component

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Donor/Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB)    |    Duration: 2017-2018   |    Location: Myanmar

About:The project will enable increased capacity building and knowledge sharing among selected Southeast […]

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 […]

Lao PDR Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessments for Rural Infrastructure

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Lao PDR is among the least developed countries in the world and, according to IPPC findings, is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Because of the region's high poverty rates and low development progress, livelihoods that are already affected by the impacts of existing climate variability become highly sensitive to climate change.

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.

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 […]

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.

Mainstreaming Climate Resilience into Development Planning

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About: Action to tackle climate change in Cambodia is crucial. Cambodia will be a hotspot for climate change in the region. Average maximum daily temperatures in the wet season are projected to increase from between 1.7 to 5.3°C. Average dry season temperatures will also increase with a range of between 1.5 to 3.5°C. Trends in precipitation are also expected to change over the coming decades. Seasonal variability in rainfall patterns will grow, resulting in wetter wet seasons and drier dry seasons.

Climate change impact assessment of the proposed Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower project

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About: The Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project is a hydropower generation facility planned for a location in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) within the lower Nam Ngiep Catchment approximately 145 kilometres (km) northeast of Vientiane and approximately 50 km north of Pakxan. The Nam Ngiep is a tributary to the Mekong River, joining the Mekong immediately upstream of Pakxan. Primary components of the Project are a concrete gravity dam, storage reservoir, main power station and re-regulation power station, and power regulation and transmission facilities.

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).

MK3: Optimising Cascades or Systems of Reservoirs in Small Catchments

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Donor / Partner: CGIAR   |    Duration: 2012-2013   |    Location: Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand

While many hydropower projects in the Mekong Basin claim to be multiple […]

Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation Workshop Report

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Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank | Duration: 2013-2015 | Location: Bankok, Thailand 

 During the last quarter of 2011, Thailand experienced its worst flooding since 1942. […]

Study of the Impacts of Mainstream Hydropower on the Mekong Delta

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The Mekong Delta is affected by upstream development – often in ways not fully understood and with uncertain impacts on natural, social and economic systems which sustain life and well being for millions of people in Vietnam. With expanding plans for major developments on the mainstream and its tributaries, those impacts are likely to become much more serious. Vietnam and its riparian neighbours do not have adequate scientific understanding for informed decision making on Mekong mainstream hydropower projects, especially on their downstream effects.

Survey of the Pollution in the Dong Nai River Basin and Danang

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Donor / Partner: JICA    |    Duration: 2010   |    Location: Vietnam

About: ICEM conducted a background study to inform the design of a USD 50 million water pollution control fund sponsored […]

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.

SEA of the Hydropower Master Plan in the context of the Power Development Plan VI

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) / GMS Environment Operations Center | Duration: 2006 | Location: Vietnam

About: The study Strategic Environmental Assessment […]

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 […]

The Impact of Water Supply Infrastructure on Floods and Droughts in the Mekong Region

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Donor / Partner:    AusAID    |    Duration:  2013     |    Location: Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR

About: The Mekong River has varied hydrological regime and its hydrology has […]

Drinking Water Quality Management in Rural Lao PDR

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Donor / Partner: World Bank (WB)| Duration: 2011-2012 | Location: Lao PDR 
About: Nam Saat, under the Department of Hygiene in the Ministry of Health, is […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

SEA of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream

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Donor / Partner: Mekong River Commission  (MRC)    |    Duration: 2009-2010     |    Location: Mekong countries
About: ICEM was commissioned by the Mekong River Commission to undertake a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of […]