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  • Managing Water Scarcity in Asia and the Pacific - A Summary: Trends, Experiences and Recommendations for a Resilient Future

    In the Asia–Pacific region, water resources form the basis of agrarian prosperity and economic development. However, increasing water demand due to population growth, rapid indu...

  • The Mekong and Women in Northern Thailand

    Local knowledge of the Mekong River Basin is important to determine their own destiny and the Mekong River ecosystem. No one will know and love the Mekong River more than the lo...

  • Credit crunch: Chinese infrastructure lending and Lao sovereign debt

    This article identifies the root of the government debt crisis focusing on the role of hydropower in form of the provision of the new short term credit of china. Outlining the o...

  • Key lessons learnt on promoting water cooperation

    A summary of key lessons learnt on promoting water cooperation. The lessons are organized around two key issues: tools for enabling and sustaining cooperation and tools for impr...

  • Indicators for sustainable water resources development

    Information on quantity and quality of natural resources is essential for sustainable agricultural development. In particular, information on freshwater resources, their availab...

  • Water management in times of scarcity in the Mekong Region

    This brief, based on a literature review, presents key findings and recommendations for future research to understand the current state of scientific knowledge on the policies a...

  • MRC: Governance and organisational structure

    This is an archived webpage showing the governance and organisational structure of the Mekong River Commission.

  • Core River Basin Management Functions

    This archived webpage describes the core river basin management functions of the Mekong River Commission.

  • New study shows significant impact of Chinese dams on Mekong

    This is an archived webpage showing an article on the downstream impacts of dams on the Mekong River mainstream.

  • China and the Geopolitics of the Mekong River Basin

    This is an archived webpage of an article on the geopolitics of the Mekong River.

  • A brief history of Lancang-Mekong cooperation

    This is an archived webpage showing the history of Lancang Mekong Cooperation.

  • MRC: Basin Planning

    This is an archived webpage discussing MRC's approach to basin planning.

  • The Mekong River Commission: Does it work, and how does the Mekong Basin’s geography influence its effectiveness?

    This article assesses the effectiveness of the Mekong River Commission, its impact on the policies of its members, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia and Viet Nam, and their engagement...

  • Country fact sheet- Myanmar

    This fact sheet provides data Myanmar's land and population, renewable water resources, water withdrawal (by sector and source) and irrigation areas.

  • AQUASTAT မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတွင်ဆောင်ရွက်မှုလုပ်ငန်းအကျဉ်း

    This country profile provides information on Myanmar's geography, climate and population, economy, agriculture and food security. Information is also provided on water resources...

  • FAOSTAT country profile - Myanmar

    A profile of Myanmar by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Data is provided on economic indicators; food, nutrition and food security; population and l...

  • Performance Review and Policy Options For Sustainable Irrigation Development In Lao PDR

    Over the past two decades, irrigation has been a vital and integral part of agricultural and rural development programs throughout Lao PDR. Areas under irrigation have more than...

  • Irrigated agriculture

    This paper gives an overview of water resource management for agricultural sector in Cambodia. The overuse of surface and ground water for this sector affect the water flow patt...

  • Cambodia northwest irrigation sector project

    The Northwest Irrigation Sector Project (NWISP) is designed to help reduce poverty in the poor and neglected rural areas of northwest Cambodia by developing irrigated agricultur...

  • A web-platform to assess the implications of climate and development uncertainties in managing water resources allocation and use in the Lower Mekong Region

    An online game / tool called Supporting Water Resources Management (SWARM) in Lower Mekong region (Southeast Asia) based on SEI's Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) model.

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