Measuring, Understanding and Adapting to Nexus trade-offs in the 3S River Basins

2020-01-10T15:22:09+07:00

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)

2020-01-10T15:22:11+07:00

Environmental Study of the Lancang-Mekong Development Plan (LMDP) Donor / Partner: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)   |   Duration: 2016-2017  |  Location: Thailand, Lao PDR [...]

Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Integrated Disaster Risk Management

2020-01-10T15:22:11+07:00

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.

Lao PDR Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessments for Rural Infrastructure

2020-01-10T15:22:15+07:00

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

2020-01-10T15:22:15+07:00

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

2020-01-10T15:22:15+07:00

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

2020-01-10T15:22:16+07:00

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.

Ensuring Sustainability of the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Power Development — Final Reports

2020-01-10T15:22:16+07:00

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 [...]

Biochar Assessment and Soil Mapping Study

2020-01-10T15:22:19+07:00

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.

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

2020-01-10T15:22:20+07:00

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.

Climate Resilience in Cities in the GMS

2020-01-10T15:22:27+07:00

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.

Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC)

2020-01-10T15:22:30+07:00

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.

Strategic Environmental Assessment of the GMS North/South Economic Corridor

2020-01-10T15:22:33+07:00

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 [...]

Ensuring Sustainability of the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Power Development

2020-01-10T15:22:41+07:00

Ensuring Sustainability of the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Power Development Donor/Partner: Asian Development Bank    |    Duration: 2012-2013 | Location: Mekong region; Cambodia, China, Lao [...]

Mekong Fish Migrations, Hydrology and Hydropower Dam Fish Passes

2020-01-10T15:22:41+07:00

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.

SEA of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream

2020-01-10T15:22:44+07:00

SEA of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream Donor / Partner: Mekong River Commission  (MRC)    |    Duration: 2009-2010     |    Location: Mekong countries About: ICEM was commissioned by the Mekong River [...]