Impacts of climate change and development on Mekong flow regimes: First assessment – 2009

Report / Paper

Impacts of climate change and development on Mekong flow regimes: First assessment – 2009

AUTHORS: Edited by: Robin Taylor and Hanne Bach Mekong River Commission

PUBLISHED DATE

October 2011

RESOURCE

This booklet provides a summary of the preliminary impact assessment of climate change and development on Mekong flow regimes and recommendations to improvethe assessment of these impacts. The results of two global emission scenarios (A2 and B2, IPCC 2000) were downscaled to the regional level covering the entireMekong River Basin, consisting of the Upper Mekong Basin in China and Myanmar and the Lower Mekong Basin in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. Thedevelopment scenario is a 20-year plan scenario defined by the MRC Member Countries within the Basin Development Plan process. The predictions cover theperiod 2010 through 2050.