Hydroelectric Potential of Rivers
The Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Laos has undertaken a nationwide support program for the integrated management of its water resources. Laos is one of the countries of Southeast Asia with the most abundant water resources per capita, with 55,000 m3/person-year. In addition, 80% of its surface is within the basin of the Mekong River.
Evaluating sustainable water resources, from an integral perspective, ensures the compatibility of uses and permanence over time
Within the Program for the Integrated Management of Water Resources, IDOM assisted the Ministry of Environment of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The work included annual reports on the status of the basin, a study with recommendations to mitigate the expected impact of the climate change and technical support to the National Nam Ngum River Commission.
Even in countries where there is an abundance of resources, managing and assessing the impact of climate change is always a challenge.