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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cambodian farmers planting rice

Community-based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) and Farmer Water Users Community (FWUC) Support

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Donor / Partner: ADB    |    Duration: 2015-2017   |    Location: Cambodia

About: Cambodia experiences flood and drought and their associated risks on an almost annual basis. Rural […]

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.

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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.

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.

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

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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. […]