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  1. SUMERNET partners engage policymakers and contribute to key messages at the 2nd Asia Pacific Water Summit 2013

    SEI-Asia and SUMERNET convened two technical workshops in the 2nd Asia Pacific Water Summit (APWS) in Chiang Mai, 16-20 May 2013, that highlighted the theme of “Water Security and Water-related Disaster Challenges: Leadership and Commitment”. ...

  2. SUMERNET partners contribute valuable insights and experiences on disaster risk management

    Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) together with its partners in the region held its Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Learning and Innovation Hub in Asia in Bangkok, 19–21 June 2013. The theme was “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management into C ...

  3. Challenges in managing the “forest commons” in the Mekong Region

    Forest resources with common pool characteristics face new and complex challenges in sustainable management, was the message that emerged from the SEI-SUMERNET roundtable on “Forest Commons in a Rapidly Changing Mekong”. ...

  4. SUMERNET partners learned to use economics tools for assessing environmental projects

    Through collaboration between the SUMERNET and Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA), an introductory training on “Environmental Economics” was held in Ho Chi Minh City, 19 – 29 August 2013. ...

  5. SUMERNET outreach to local communities about climate change adaptation in Samut Sakon province proves beneficial

    During the current monsoon season and heavy rainfall, the SUMERNET research partners undertook field-level outreach activities on climate change and adaptation techniques in Samut Sakon province in Thailand. ...

  6. Transboundary fish trade in the Lower Mekong Basin: Impacts on fisheries and rural employment in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Thailand

    This research project will analyze changes in the transboundary trade in fish between Stung Treng, Champassak and Ubon Ratchathani. By following the fish market chain, this study will seek to understand changes in catch figures, fishing techniques, fish s ...

  7. Vulnerability assessment of livelihoods in Lower Mekong Basin: Adaptation options for enhancing capacity of people living in the most vulnerable flood-prone areas in Cambodia and Vietnam

    Millions of people living in the Lower Mekong Basin, especially people living in the flood-prone areas between Cambodia and Vietnam, are among the poorest and most vulnerable to flood because more serious flood and low resilience capacity in coping with f ...

  8. Evaluation of pilot program on payment for forest environmental services in Vietnam and policy implications for Lao PDR and Cambodia

    This research project is to evaluate the performance and impacts of the pilot program for payment of forest environmental services, which has been implemented in Lam Dong province of Vietnam since 2008, and to evaluate its potential for adoption in Laos a ...

  9. Communicating water-related climate change risks to improve local adaptation in the deltas of the Mekong Region

    The potential impacts of climate change on low-lying delta areas in the Mekong Region are high. Floods, drought, storms and threats to water supplies represent a significant set of risk management challenges. ...

  10. Research on integrating community-based participatory carbon measurement and monitoring with satellite remote sensing and GIS in a measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) system for REDD+

    The goal of this project is to research, develop and test methods to integrate community-based participatory carbon measurement and monitoring of above-ground biotic carbon. The project will test the approach with local communities in project sites in Lao ...