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Economic comparison of alternative power resource development plans in the lower Mekong Basin
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|Statement||by Pala Sookawesh.|
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|Pagination||101 leaves, bound :|
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Planning Approaches for Water Resources Development in the Lower Mekong Basin 1 Executive Summary Governments in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) face decisions that involve trade-offs between, for example, the economic benefits from hydropower generation and potentially irreversible. Governments in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) face decisions that involve trade-offs between the economic benefits from hydropower generation and potentially irreversible negative impacts on the ecosystems that provide livelihoods and food security to the rural poor. As a means of comparing these trade-offs, a sensitivity analysis of the benefit-cost analysis of certain Basin Development Plan.
The Congo has far fewer dams than the Amazon or Mekong (see the chart), yet most power generated within the basin is from hydropower. Inga Falls, a km stretch of the lower Congo that drops 96 m to near sea level, has greater hydropower potential than anywhere else ().The Inga I and II dams, constructed in the s and s, currently yield 40% of the MW installed capacity (). Benefit sharing is a concept associated with regional cooperation for sustainable water resources management. To this end, the present study analyses how implementation of this concept may contribute to economic growth and the promotion of sustainable livelihoods in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB).
Energy demand for the Lower Mekong Basin is projected to grow 6 to 7 percent annually, and hydropower has long been a cornerstone of these four nations’ development plans. Framework for planned economic development of Lower Mekong Basin countries. [Bangkok] United Nations Asian Institute for Economic Development and Planning, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Vinayak Vijayshanker Bhatt; Nasir Ahmad Khan, (Economist).
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ECONOMIC COMPARISON OF ALTERNATIVE POWER RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PLANS IN THE LOWER MEKONG BASIN I. INTRODUCTION Statement Of The Problem Development of power resources is one of the major factors in the comprehensive planning of multi -purpose river basin systems.
This is especially true in developing countries where the water re. Given the decision to invest in power development, an economic evaluation is made of complete system developments rather than just hydro or thermal plants. The power resources considered will adequately serve the Mekong countries from to Author: Pala Sookawesh.
Graduation date: In this thesis a system analysis compares power development\ud plans for the decade in the Mekong countries i.e. Laos, Thailand\ud Cambodia, and South Vietnam. Given the decision to invest in power\ud development, an economic evaluation is made of complete system\ud developments rather than just hydro or thermal plants.
How Strategic Environmental Assessment Can Influence Power Development Plans Comparing Alternative Energy Scenarios for Power Planning in the Greater Mekong Subregion This book is the third in a three-volume series of studies arising from the project Ensuring Sustainability of the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Power Development.
Concept Note: Basin-wide Strategy for Sustainable Hydropower Development for the LMB SHDSCN FINAL DRAFT Version: 07/11/ Page 1 of 36 MEKONG RIVER COMMISSION Basin-wide Strategy for Sustainable Hydropower Development for the Lower Mekong Basin An update for inclusion in the Basin Development Strategy Hydropower development in the lower Mekong basin: Alternative approaches to deal with uncertainty Article (PDF Available) in Regional Environmental Change 13(1) February with Reads.
IWRM-based Basin Development Strategy for the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB), updated for It has been jointly prepared by the Member Countries of the MRC (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam). The Strategy replaces the first Basin Development Strategy approved in that sets out.
Basin Development Plan Programme. The MRC’s Basin Development Plan (BDP) Programme complemented national planning processes and aimed to ensure that the use of the basin’s water and related resources contributes to sustainable economic development, with poverty alleviation as a primary goal.
Understanding basin development planning begins with the environmental, social and economic. On 5 AprilCambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam decided to cooperate for the sustainable development of water and related resources in the Lower Mekong basin.
An inter-governmental body was created for this purpose: the Mekong River Commission. It is assessed that the current national water resources development plans are sub-optimal from a basin-wide perspective.
These plans fall short in protecting key environmental assets and protecting millions of increasingly affluent people against major floods. Finally, the distribution of the benefits, impacts and risks from planned basin development may not be viewed as equitably distributed. A Basin-Wide Development Strategy.
Benefit sharing is a concept associated with regional cooperation for sustainable water resources management. To this end, the present study analyses how implementation of this concept may contribute to economic growth and the promotion of sustainable livelihoods in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB).
It focuses on the balance between economic and human development, national interests, and the procedures used to manage water resources. The governments of the basin countries are increasingly recognising that sustainable development of the economic potential of the Mekong river system - for domestic use, fisheries, hydropower, navigation, irrigation, and flood management - can alleviate poverty and improve livelihoods.
Water Resource Models in the Mekong Basin: A Review Robyn Johnston & Matti Kummu Received: 7 October /Accepted: 27 September # Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Abstract Development of the water resources of the Mekong Basin is the subject of intense debate both within the Mekong region and internationally. Water resources. An increase in power demand, volatile prices in international energy markets and concerns over carbon emissions have intensified interest in hydropower development – the Mekong’s indigenous renewable energy resource.
The debate on hydropower development in the Lower Mekong Basin is. Economic Evaluation of Hydropower Projects in the Lower Mekong Basin, Natural Resources and Environmental Management Research and Training Center Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Mekong River Commission (). Assessment of Basin-wide Development Scenarios – Basin Development Plan Programme, Phase 2. Vientiane, Lao PDR. Regional governments are considering the construction of 88 more dams in the Lower Mekong River basin 3 by the year Over dams are planned for the tributaries and 11 large-scale hydropower dams are slated for the Lower Mekong mainstream, which has the potential to produce o MW of hydropower Thailand and Vietnam have already developed most.
Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Hydropower Development in the Lower Mekong Basin Apisom Intralawan, David Wood and Richard Frankel Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai Presentation prepared for the Lower Mekong Public Policy Initiative, Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 09 December appropriate water resources development options for the Lower Mekong Basin and their impacts (hydrological, environmental, social and economic).
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The Mekong region is Asia’s rice bowl: in lower Mekong countries (Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam) produced more than m tonnes of rice, around 15% of the world’s total.
ASCE Subject Headings: Reservoirs, Rural areas, Aquatic habitats, Hydro power, Developing countries, Basins, Agriculture, Dams, Asia, Laos Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management Vol. Issue 7 (July ).
At the start ofFUV assumed primary responsibility for LMPPI’s research activities and continues to generate and share knowledge, and stimulate dialogue about public policies that could support environmentally sustainable economic development and improve livelihoods in the five countries that share the Lower Mekong.a.
advocate for increased sustainability use of water resources, ecosystems and biodiversity between Lower Mekong Basin countries; and. b. contribute to initiatives and cooperation frameworks aimed at reducing the negative impacts of regional economic development on biodiversity and environment; and.DEEPLY CONCERNED that the Lower Mekong Basin faces great challenges because of its vulnerability to human and naturally induced changes in the context of economic development, climate change and sea-level rise, causing more extreme weather and affecting people’s livelihoods.