Project Content - Objectives

The project objectives are based on extensive communication with the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS), National Mekong Committees (NMCs) and national institutions, and on the experience gained during the WUP-FIN Phase 1. The main objectives are:

  1. to complement the MRC Decision Support Framework (DSF) with WUP-FIN modelling tools to improve its hydrological, environmental and socio-economic impact assessment capabilities.

  2. to provide technical support to MRC programme activities, in particular the Basin Development Plan and Rule Formation, by using the WUP-FIN modelling tools for

  • Negotiating flow rules and equitable water utilization among the riparian countries (the Integrated Basin Flow Management and rule development)

  • Estimating environmental and socio-economic consequences of development scenarios (for the Basin Development Plan), sustainable maintenance of fisheries, navigation planning and impact assessment

  1. to build capacity at the MRCS, NMCs, related line agencies and other institutions to achieve sustainable use of the WUP-FIN modelling and impact assessment tools.

Project consists of field measurements, modelling, socio-economic analysis and preparation of management tools as well as training program. Advanced hydrological, hydrodynamic, water quality and eutrophication models will be used in the project.

To see a map of the Lower Mekong Floodplains and Mekong Delta, please click on the image below:

 

MRCS/WUP- FIN2