In March 2020, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) released a Good Practice Brief on Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) for erosion control based on the findings and experience of the project Promoting [...]
Study on Water Pollution Control and Drainage & Wastewater Improvement in Hanoi City Donor: World Bank | Partner: Nippon Koei | Duration: 2019 | Location: [...]
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 [...]
Coastal Multi-Hazard Mapping, Vulnerability & Risk Assessments and Investment Framework for Coastal Interventions in VietnamICEM Environmental Management2020-03-24T17:30:38+07:00
Development of Coastal Multi-Hazard Mapping, Vulnerability & Risk Assessments and Investment Framework for Coastal Interventions Coastal Communities in Vietnam Donor: World Bank | [...]
Climate and Natural Disasters Resilience Project in Bac Kan Province Donor/Partner: AREP/AFD | Duration: 2018 | Location: Vietnam About: Bac Kan city [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI): Community Mapping for Can Tho, Vietnam Donor: World Bank | Duration: 2017 | Location: Vietnam About: [...]
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 [...]
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.
Income for Coastal Communities for Mangrove Protection Donor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) | Duration: 2015-2016 | Location: Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
Strategic Mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Vietnam Donor / Partner: GIZ | Duration: 2015-2016 | Location: Viet Nam About: Vietnam is a biodiversity [...]
ICEM developed this comprehensive map of soil types in the Greater Mekong Subregion for the Biochar Assessment and Soil Mapping Study. Download the [...]
About: Urban areas are recognised internationally as a critical component for realising green growth. Cities concentrate environmental issues from air and water pollution, solid waste and GHG emissions, and frequently face challenges posed by poor drainage, sanitation and flood control. Moreover, providing urban services and infrastructure offers opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of provision while increasing resilience and addressing social and economic development needs.
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 [...]
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.
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 Mekong Basin with its complex monsoon climate is highly exposed to climate change. Average annual temperatures are expected to increase by 3-5°C by mid-century with average wet season precipitation increasing by 3-14% (USAID, 2013). For the floodplain areas of Cambodia and Viet Nam, increases in wet precipitation will be coupled with increased peak daily precipitation events and drier dry seasons, compounding water availability issues by making wet seasons wetter and dry seasons drier (USAID, 2013).
Optimizing the management of a cascade of reservoirs at the catchment level Donor / Partner: CGIAR | Duration: 2012-2013 | Location: Vietnam, Lao [...]
> 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 [...]
Impact of Water Supply Infrastructure on Floods and Droughts in Vietnam and the Implications for Food ProductionICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:24+07:00
> View and download the Vietnam Case Study > View more about the Impact of Water Supply Infrastructure on Floods and Droughts in the Mekong [...]
Sustainable Urban Energy and Emissions Planning Phase III: Energizing Green Growth of Danang City (SUEEP III)ICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:24+07:00
Sustainable Urban Energy and Emissions Planning Phase III: Energizing Green Growth of Danang City (SUEEP III) Donor / Partner: World Bank | Duration: [...]
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.
Strategic Environmental Assessment as a tool to improve climate change adaptation in the Greater Mekong Subregion BriefICEM Environmental Management2015-02-06T17:57:16+07:00
> View and download the Strategic Environmental Assessment as a tool to improve climate change adaptation in the Greater Mekong Subregion Brief The Greater Mekong [...]
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 [...]
Survey on the Revolving Fund for Household Sewerage in Binh Duong and Vinh Phuc Donor / Partner: JICA | Duration: 2009-2010 | Location: Vietnam About: The overall objectives of [...]
Survey of the Pollution in the Dong Nai River Basin and Danang Donor / Partner: JICA | Duration: 2010 | Location: Vietnam About: ICEM conducted a background study [...]
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.
About: The objective of the project in northern Vietnam is to demonstrate effective bio-engineered solutions which, where possible, provide ‘win-win’ outcomes for resilience of rural infrastructure to climate risk and opportunities for community livelihood enhancement.
Support for the National Target Program on Climate Change with a Focus on Energy and Transport Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) [...]
Review Status of SEA in the Greater Mekong Subregion Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) / GMS Environment Operations Center | Duration: 2006 [...]
SEA of the Hydropower Master Plan in the context of the Power Development Plan VI Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) / GMS [...]