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Transformational Adaptation: An Introduction

This introductory article provides a brief overview of the concept of transformational adaptation and relevant case studies for practitioners.

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Ecosystem Services Valuation Country Case Studies

Valuing Ecosystem Services in the Lower Mekong Basin

4 specific Ecosystem Services Valuation Guides for Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam detail explanations of ecosystem services, valuation methods, best practices, and policy recommendations.

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VAR Report

This VAR Report assesses the current-day values of key assets at risk to climate change in the Lower Mekong Basin countries. 

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Community Digital Storytelling for Good Programming and Policy Engagement

This publication highlights the experience and lessons learned from a Community Digital Storytelling activity within the Integrated Community-based Adaptation in the Mekong (ICAM) Project.

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Our Valuable Voices

Read about the storytelling project with the Cham fisherwomen and men in Vietnam which was the first time CARE Vietnam had used Community Digital Storytelling.

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A methodology for CBA planning in Vietnam

Women from four villages in Khanh Binh commune, An Phu District, discuss existing livelihood activities as part of the resilient livelihood study.

A methodology for CBA...
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Working with nature towards integrated approaches to disaster risk reduction

Introduction

All around the world, people are increasingly exposed to disaster risk from natural hazards such as droughts, storms and floods. As disasters increase in frequency and...

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Key Final Results

Report on Key Final Results

Overall Project Description

The USAID Mekong ARCC project is a five-year program (2011-2016) funded by the USAID Regional Development...

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USAID Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study

Cambodian communities along the Mekong River earn their living from crops, irrigation, and fisheries. Photo by: Apiwat S

Adaptation context

Flowing from the mountains...

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Communicating water-related climate change risks to improve local adaptation in the Mekong delta

Adaptation challenge In the past, the annual floods in Cambodia after the monsoonal rains were viewed as predictable in timing and non-destructive in nature, bringing benefits such as sediment...
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Integrating Community-based Carbon Management and Monitoring with Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS for REDD+

A summary of the Sumernet study on implementing an integrated community-based participatory and remote sensing measurement and monitoring system for REDD+ in Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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Impact of Urban Expansion on Rural Hinterland and Local Responses in the Mekong Region

Adaptation challenge The most favourable impact of urban expansion was on education opportunities for the hinterlands and people’s participation in local administration, specifically the...
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Trans-boundary Fish Trade in the Lower Mekong Basin

Adaptation challenge In the Mekong region, over 20,000 people rely directly on fish trading for employment along just one trade route through Cambodia, Lao PDR and Thailand. The fish trade is...
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Application of GIS and Remote Sensing for Environment and Flood Risk Management in Central Viet Nam

This project assessed and implemented new methods and reviewed existing methods of categorising land use in the Mekong areas of Viet Nam and the links between flooding and land-use.

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Making economic integration work for the rural poor in Laos

This SUMERNET study has modelled policy recommendations in response to information provided by multiple stakeholders and experts, and compared the hopes for the future with the status on the ground.

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Participatory Social Return on Investment (PSROI): Greater Mekong Basin Climate Change Adaptation Planning and Costing Project

Adaptation challenge Using participatory methods to assess community adaptation priorities incorporates site-specific and locally relevant criteria—in addition to stakeholder ownership—into...
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Vulnerability assessment of livelihoods in Lower Mekong Basin

Adaptation challenge In Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, key plans, policies and regulations for flood management are ambiguous and often not directly applicable to the local context especially to...
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Communicating water-related climate change risks to improve local adaptation in the Mekong delta

Adaptation challenge Every year, a high number of people are killed by floods in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. In An Giang province, floods in 2000 killed 134 people (of which 94 were children); in...
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Vulnerability assessment of livelihoods in Lower Mekong Basin

Adaptation challenge In Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, key plans, policies and regulations for flood management are ambiguous and often not directly applicable to the local context especially to...
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Communicating water-related climate change risks to improve local adaptation in the Mekong delta

Adaptation challenge Samut Sakhon province in central Thailand is already experiencing a multitude of impacts from climate change such as intense tropical storms and floods. The Tha Chin and...
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Innovative knowledge-sharing

The evaluation and dissemination of knowledge to key stakeholders and policymakers on the impact of action plans, governance arrangements, and practices for sustainable development to improve the ...

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Mekong River Commission

The MRC is an international, country-driven river basin organisation that provides the institutional framework to promote regional cooperation in order to implement the 1995 Agreement between

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Sumernet (Network)

Sumernet (the Sustainable Mekong Research Network) is a programme intended to build a long-term research network that informs and influences policy development on sustainable devel

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Health Risk Reduction

Among vector-borne diseases that are sensitive to climatic and weather conditions, dengue fever is being seen as one of the increasing health problems in many urban and rural communities...

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