OUTCOMES

OUTCOME 1

Increased Common Understanding and Application of Eidence-based Knowledge by Policy Makers and Project Planners

Current status

KEY ACTIONS

Continue to take into account the Council Study results when formulating/updating sectoral strategies. Its national uptake plans will have to be finalized within the context of the national uptake guidance. An agreement for the next steps for the de-prioritized outputs 1.3.,1.5. and 1.6 should be reached and in lieu, take advantage of the relevant aspects already covered by the Council Study.

Expected results

SUCCESS STORY

Better informed Basin Planning and Decision Making using the MRC State of the Basin Report

OUTCOME 2

Environment Management and Sustainable Water Resources Development Optimized for Basin-wide Benefits by National Sector Planning Agencies

Current status

KEY ACTIONS

Seek approval of outstanding strategies and intiate/continue implementation of action plans. Integrate top priorities of sectoral strategies and action plans in BDS 2021-2030 placing emphasis on promoting national uptake and integration with national systems.

Expected results

SUCCESS STORY

Drought Management Strategy as a Unified Regional Response to the Increasing Risk of Drought in the Mekong Basin

Advancing Regional Cooperation to identify and protect Environmental and Ecological Assets through the Environment Strategy

OUTCOME 3

Guidance for the Development and Management of Water and related Projects and Resources Shared and Applied by National Planning and Implementing Agencies

Current status

KEY ACTIONS

Seek approval of draft guidelines such as PDG and for Waterborne Transport. Examine outstanding outputs and determine whether to postpone for the next strategic planning cycle. Focus on ensuring the national and regional use of the existing guidelines and standards including the implementation of RSAT and the Waterborne Transport guidelines.

Expected results

SUCCESS STORY

Agreement on the Draft Joint Environment Monitoring Programme and Proposed Pilot Testing

OUTCOME 4

Effective and Coherent Implementation of MRC Procedures by Member Countries

Current status

KEY ACTIONS

Focus on implementing the JAPs for Pak Beng, Pak Lay and Luang Prabang hydropower projects. Improve the MRC procedures, such as PDIES, PWUM and PMFM. Continue to strengthen MRC's capacity to implement all Procedures including water diplomacy.

Expected results

SUCCESS STORY

Successful Conclusion of the PNPCA Prior Consultation of Pak Lay Hydropower Project

OUTCOME 5

Effective Dialogue and Cooperation between Member Countries and Strategic Engagement of Regional Partners and Stakeholders on Transboundary Water Management

Current status

KEY ACTIONS

Continue MRC's efforts in promoting and strengthening stakeholder participation and partnerships and collaborations including more specifically the implementation of the MOUs with China, and other partners, and also the implementation of MRC regional cooperation framework.

Expected results

SUCCESS STORY

Reaching New Heights in Cooperation, Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement in the Mekong Basin

OUTCOME 6

Basin-wide Monitoring, Forecasting, Impact Assessment and Dissemination of Results Strengthened for Better Decision-making by Member Countries

Current status

KEY ACTIONS

Deploy the new enhanced version of the data portal. Begin preparation of the implementation plan for the systems reinvigoration. Continue to maintain the operation at a high level of the Mekong-HYCOS meteorological network and to deliver quality and timely flood and drought forecasting services. Output 6.3 will be expedited in 2020.

Expected results

SUCCESS STORY

Monitoring, Forecasting and Dissemination of the Basin’s Conditions, in the context of Low Flows, Floods, and Droughts

Towards Comprehensive Reinvigoration of MRC Data, Information, Modelling, Forecasting and Communication Systems Conditions, in the context of Low Flows, Floods, and Droughts

OUTCOME 7

MRC Transitioned to a More Efficient and Effective Organisation in line with the Decentralisation Roadmap and related Reform Plans

Current status

KEY ACTIONS

Continue to strengthen the MRC's Expert Groups including their role in promoting national uptake. Continue to strengthen MRC's internal operations including resolving a number of functional issues relating to the current financial software. Expedite fund raising to secure funding for SP 2021-2025.

Expected results

SUCCESS STORY

Strengthening Internal Controls in Support of a Transparent, Accountable, and High Performing Organisation

Dashboards developed in support of Organisational Performance and River Basin Monitoring