MRC Joint Environmental Monitoring Pilots Donor: GIZ | Sub-contractor: OTT Hydromet | Duration: 2019 - 2021 | Location: Lao PDR, Cambodia and Thailand [...]
Environmental Study of the Lancang-Mekong Development Plan (LMDP) – Report series and project briefsICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:21:53+07:00
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 [...]
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 [...]
This poster was displayed at the 2017 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy that took place in Yangon, Myanmar in October 2017. [...]
Basin-wide Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Socio-economic Vulnerability in the Lower Mekong BasinICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:05+07:00
Basin-wide Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Socio-economic Vulnerability in the Lower Mekong Basin Donor/Partner: Mekong River Commission (MRC) | Duration: 2017 [...]
Building Climate Change Resilience in Asia's Critical Infrastructure Donor/Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) | Duration: 2017-2020 | Location: South Asia and Southeast [...]
Enhanced Use of Disaster Risk Information for Decision Making in Southeast Asia – ASEAN Component Donor: Supported by the Government of Canada through the [...]
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.
Environmental Study of the Lancang-Mekong Development Plan (LMDP) Donor / Partner: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) | Duration: 2016-2017 | Location: Thailand, Lao PDR [...]
Many towns and cities in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) are facing increased vulnerability and exposure due to climate extremes combined with rapid and unplanned expansion of urban population and infrastructure. These towns are susceptible to flooding, drought, storms and other natural hazards, which are likely to become more frequent and more severe with climate change. This will negatively affect human settlements and economic activities in the region.
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. [...]
ICEM developed this comprehensive map of soil types in the Greater Mekong Subregion for the Biochar Assessment and Soil Mapping Study. Download the [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
About: Biochar provides an innovative solution for GMS gender-responsive and climate-friendly agriculture. Biochar is the carbon rich product produced when biomass such as such as wood, manure or leaves, is heated with little or no available oxygen. It is added to soils to improve soil functions and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from biomass. Using biomass to produce biochar can release much less smoke that open burning by conventional practices that would otherwise naturally degrade to greenhouse gases.
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.
Optimizing the management of a cascade of reservoirs at the catchment level Donor / Partner: CGIAR | Duration: 2012-2013 | Location: Vietnam, Lao [...]
About: Rapid urbanization is taking place in South East Asia, with cities in the region expanding five times faster than those in member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Urban growth in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) in the next 50-100 years is expected to be primarily experienced in small and medium-sized cities and peri-urban areas along existing and new growth corridors. Many of these areas are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
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 Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) / GMS Environment Operations Center | Duration: 2006 [...]
Strategic Environmental Assessment of the GMS North/South Economic Corridor Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) | Duration: 2008-2009 | Location: Lao PDR About: The Greater Mekong [...]
The Impact of Water Supply Infrastructure on Floods and Droughts in the Mekong Region and the Implications for Food Production under the Mekong Challenge Program on [...]
Mekong Challenge Program on water and Food (CPWF) Potential for Increasing the Role of Renewables in the Mekong Power Supply (MK 14) Donor / Partner: [...]
Drinking Water Quality Management in Rural Lao PDR Donor / Partner: World Bank (WB)| Duration: 2011-2012 | Location: Lao PDR About: Nam Saat, under [...]
Drinking Water Quality Management in Rural Areas of Lao PDR Partner: The World Bank | Duration: 13 months - Feb 2011-March 2012 | Location: [...]
Climate Change Adaptation Initiative (CCAI) Donor / Partner: Mekong River Commission - Environment Program (MRCS-EP) | Duration: 2008- 2009 | Location: Lao PDR, Vietnam, [...]
Ensuring Sustainability of the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Power Development Donor/Partner: Asian Development Bank | Duration: 2012-2013 | Location: Mekong region; Cambodia, China, Lao [...]
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.
Protected Areas and Development in the Lower Mekong Donor: USAID | Duration: 2001-2003 | Location: Mekong Region - Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Lao PDR [...]