Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative - Report Series Myanmar’s rivers are a key national resource, providing irrigation, hydropower, water supplies for cities and industries, and navigation [...]
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 | [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Building Climate Change Resilience in Asia's Critical Infrastructure Donor/Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) | Duration: 2017-2020 | Location: South Asia and Southeast [...]
Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI): Community Mapping for Can Tho, Vietnam Donor: World Bank | Duration: 2017 | Location: Vietnam About: [...]
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.
Feasibility Study and Capacity Development for Strengthening Disaster Risk Management and Rural Resilience in CambodiaICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:12+07:00
Feasibility Study and Capacity Development for Strengthening Disaster Risk Management and Rural Resilience in Cambodia Donor / Partner: World Bank (WB) | Duration: 2016-2017 | Location: Cambodia [...]
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.
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. [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
About: The Salween River lies at the cross roads of Asia linking South and Southeast Asia with Tibetan Plateau and providing a home and well-being to more than 13 distinct ethnic groups and 10 million people. As Myanmar develops, the relationship between the river’s stakeholders and the underlying biophysical system changes. New stakeholders are emerging with new values and needs and are placing new demands and pressures on the river and the health of the system. In this context, efforts to understand the health of river ecosystems and the values which different stakeholders ascribe to the goods and services derived from the river system will help set a benchmark of how development decisions at the national, provincial and local level will impact on different user groups.
About: Action to tackle climate change in Cambodia is crucial. Cambodia will be a hotspot for climate change in the region. Average maximum daily temperatures in the wet season are projected to increase from between 1.7 to 5.3°C. Average dry season temperatures will also increase with a range of between 1.5 to 3.5°C. Trends in precipitation are also expected to change over the coming decades. Seasonal variability in rainfall patterns will grow, resulting in wetter wet seasons and drier dry seasons.
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.
Protected Areas, Development, and Climate Change in the Greater Mekong Subregion Duration: 2014-2017 | Location: GMS — Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, China [...]
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 [...]
About: Nepalese people are highly dependent on forests and forest products to fulfill energy demands and for timber for construction and maintenance of houses and buildings. The main reasons for the conversion of forest areas are encroachment for resettlement/agriculture, and acquisition of forest area for infrastructure development including road expansion.
Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank | Duration: 2013-2015 | Location: Bankok, Thailand During the last [...]
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.
About: The Government of Nepals (GoN’s) National Adaptation Programme of Action for Climate Change (NAPA) outlines 43 adaptation measures grouped into nine priority areas or ‘profiles’. Stemming from the NAPA, a Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) has been developed focusing on long-term interventions aimed at enhancing climate resilience in Nepal. Mainstreaming climate change risk management in development is a technical assessment component of the SPCR. The expected outcome is that the GoN’s infrastructure development programs, policies and projects incorporate safeguards to address the effects of climate change.
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) [...]
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 [...]
SEA of the Vu Gia - Thu Bon River Basin Hydropower Plan Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) / MOI / EVN / MONRE | Duration: 2006-2007 | [...]
Wetlands Climate Change Threat and Vulnerability Assessment Donor / Partner: Mekong River Commission | Duration: 2010-2012 | Location: Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam About: The purpose [...]
Rapid Assessment of the Extent and Impact of Sea Level Rise in Vietnam Donor / Partner: | Duration: 2008 | Location: Vietnam About: [...]
Strengthening the Capacity of Pacific Countries to Respond to Climate Change Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) | Duration: 2010-2012 | Location: Fiji, Marshall Islands, [...]
> Download assessment report This ICEM study is an initial contribution to priority setting for climate change adaptation under the Vietnam Government’s National Target Plan to [...]
Protected Areas and Development in the Lower Mekong Donor: USAID | Duration: 2001-2003 | Location: Mekong Region - Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Lao PDR [...]