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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

PAD2 — Protected Areas, Development, and Climate Change in the GMS

Duration: 2014-2017   |    Location: GMS — Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, China

About: The Greater Mekong Subregion is a global biodiversity hotspot. It is home to one […]

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 […]

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.

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, […]

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 […]

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 of the GMS North/South Economic Corridor

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB)   |    Duration: 2008-2009   |    Location: Lao PDR   
About: The Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) is rich in natural resources and experiencing rapid […]

SEA of the Vu Gia – Thu Bon River Basin Hydropower Plan

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) / MOI / EVN / MONRE    |    Duration: 2006-2007     |    Location: Vietnam
About: The overall goal of the MDCC Forum was to build […]

Financial Sustainability for National Systems of Protected Areas – Vietnam

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Donor / Partner:  UNDP, GRF, UK Environment and Development Group (EDG) – In Thailand: MONRE, UNDP, WWF  / In Vietnam : UNDP, MARD   |    […]

Action Plan for Improving Forest Management and Conservation in the South-East Agro-Ecological Region of Vietnam

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Donor / Partner: Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF)/ Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Vietnam    |    Duration: 2003-2004   |    Location: Vietnam

About: ICEM provided the […]

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

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Donor / Partner: CEPF    |    Location: Vietnam

The Government  of Vietnam has embarked on a major expansion of the hydropower sector which is  transforming the aquatic […]

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 […]

Wetlands Climate Change Threat and Vulnerability Assessment

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Donor / Partner: Mekong River Commission | Duration: 2010-2012 | Location: Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam

 About:  The purpose of the project is to undertake a climate change […]

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

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 Donor / Partner:    |    Duration:  2008    |    Location: Vietnam

About: The rapid assessment undertaken by ICEM consisted of two separate steps:

One goal of the ICEM […]

Climate Change Impact Assessment and Adaptation in Ho Chi Minh City

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) / HCMC Peoples Committee   |    Duration: 2008-2009    |    Location: Vietnam

About: Commenced in early 2008 and submitted for review in […]

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 […]

Mekong Delta Central Connectivity Project: Rapid Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB)    |    Duration:  2011 – 2012  |    Location: Mekong Delta / Vietnam

About: The ADB Central Mekong Delta Connectivity project represented […]

MRC Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative (CCAI)

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Donor / Partner: Mekong River Commission – Environment Program (MRCS-EP)    |    Duration: 2008- 2009    |    Location: Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand

About: The countries of the […]

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 […]

Strengthening the Capacity of Pacific Countries to Respond to Climate Change

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) | Duration: 2010-2012 | Location: Fiji, Marshall Islands, Palau, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste

 About: The regional capacity development technical assistance […]

SEA for Vietnam’s Forestry Master Plan 2010 – 2020

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About: This SEA served as an initial technical assessment of the long-term sustainability of master planning in the forestry sector and also provided the framework for training MARD Department of Forestry staff in the use and implementation of SEA. The SEA undertook a rapid assessment of three Provincial Forest Protection and Development Plans (FPDPs), and provides guidance for the development of a National Forest Sector Master Plan and wider GoV decision-making in the forestry sector.

Protected Areas and Development in the Lower Mekong

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Donor: USAID | Duration: 2001-2003 | Location: Mekong Region – Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Lao PDR
About: ICEM led a technical partnership supporting the four Governments of […]

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 […]

Capacity Building for Protected Areas in the Marshall Islands

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Donor / Partner: AusAID | Duration: 2006-2007 | Location: Marshall Islands

About: This  project directly supported the development of two proposed World Heritage sites as flagship protected areas. […]