Last week, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) released the latest Mekong State Of the Basin Report (SOBR), which is MRC’s flagship knowledge and impact monitoring product. The SOBR provides information on the current status and trends of water and related resources in the Mekong Basin. Key strategic recommendations are provided for uptake in the MRC Basin Development Strategy. For the first time, the new SOBR includes a review of conditions within the Upper Mekong (Lancang) basin in China and Myanmar. More information on the presentation and key findings of the report can be found here.

As part of an international writing team, FutureWater has contributed heavily to the SOBR 2018. Assessments of floods, droughts, river hydrology and climate change in the Lower Mekong Basin, as well as the full chapter on the Upper Mekong, were written by FutureWater experts. As such, the longstanding collaboration between MRC and FutureWater was successfully continued.

The full report is available here.