About: Phase 1 of the Development Plan of International Navigation on the Lancang-Mekong River (LMDP) aims to improve navigation in the Mekong mainstream from the Golden [...]
Disaster Preparedness Pilot Project in Bhutan: Seismic Hazard, Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment ReportICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:21:53+07:00
Since 2017, with the support of the Swiss Red Cross, ICEM has been supporting the Royal Government of Bhutan to enhance disaster preparedness by increasing [...]
These posters are based on five case studies presented by country representatives at the regional workshop "Potential for applying Nature-Based Solutions and Green Infrastructure in [...]
These maps were produced as part of a three-year research program, MK3: Optimising Cascades or Systems of Reservoirs in Small Catchments. The project took place [...]
Optimising Cascades or Systems of Reservoirs in Small Catchments - Report Series MK3: Optimising Cascades aimed at identifying the potential for multiple use of [...]
Natural Solutions to Erosion Control in Viet Nam - Lessons and Going Forward The objective of the Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern [...]
This poster was displayed at the 2017 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy that took place in Yangon, Myanmar in October 2017. [...]
State of Knowledge papers: River Health in the Salween and in the Ayeyarwady The Salween and Ayeyarwady are Myanmar's largest rivers and provide a [...]
Natural solutions to erosion control in Viet Nam – Case Studies from the Northern Mountainous RegionICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:04+07:00
Natural Solutions to Erosion Control in Viet Nam - Case Studies from the Northern Mountainous Region The impact of natural events such as floods, [...]
Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Viet Nam - Report Series The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Capacity Development Technical Assistance project Promoting Climate Resilient [...]
Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure Demonstration Sites Northern Vietnam experiences some of the Greater Mekong Subregion’s most intense storms. With climate change, these storms may [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Preliminary Evaluation of the Ecological Attributes of the Fish Fauna of the Vu Gia – Thu Bon River SystemICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:12+07:00
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.
> 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. [...]
Land Suitability for Biochar Application and Hotspots with High Biochar Production and Application Potential in the GMSICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:13+07:00
ICEM developed this land suitability for biochar application map for the Biochar Assessment and Soil Mapping Study. Download the high-resolution version. [...]
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.
ICEM developed this comprehensive map of soil types in the Greater Mekong Subregion for the Biochar Assessment and Soil Mapping Study. Download the [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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+.
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.
> 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 [...]
> View and download the Workshop Report > View and download Workshop Report Appendices > Read more about the Workshop > Read more about the [...]
> View and download the Potential Benefits of Sharing Water from Hydropower Reservoir: Case Study from the Central Highlands, Vietnam > View and download the [...]
> View and download the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Guidelines for Smallscale Hydropower in Lao PDR Technical Paper > View more about the Mekong [...]
> View and download the Building Blocks for Renewable Energy Development: Learning and Transferring Lessons from Thailand Working Paper > View more about the Mekong [...]
> View and download the Potential for Increasing the Role of Renewables in Mekong Power Supply (MK14): Synthesis Report > View more about the Mekong [...]
Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Non Timber Forest Products and Crop Wild Relatives ReportICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:23+07:00
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.
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.
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.
> 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 [...]
Environment assessment tools for improving the sustainability of development in the Mekong Region BriefICEM Environmental Management2015-02-06T17:32:46+07:00
> View and download the Environment assessment tools for improving the sustainability of development in the Mekong Region Brief This brief introduces the main environmental [...]