The Mekong Delta is affected by upstream development – often in ways not fully understood and with uncertain impacts on natural, social and economic systems which sustain life and well being for millions of people in Vietnam. With expanding plans for major developments on the mainstream and its tributaries, those impacts are likely to become much more serious. Vietnam and its riparian neighbours do not have adequate scientific understanding for informed decision making on Mekong mainstream hydropower projects, especially on their downstream effects.
Strengthening Environmental Management and Land Administration (SEMLA) Donor / Partner: MONRE / SIDA | Duration: 2005-2010 | Location: Vietnam About: ICEM was one of three [...]
Industrial Pollution Sources Survey of the Cau and Day/Nhue River Basins Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) / MOI / EVN / MONRE | [...]
SEA of the Vu Gia - Thu Bon River Basin Hydropower Plan Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) / MOI / EVN / MONRE | Duration: 2006-2007 | [...]
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.