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This project worked to develop systems to coordinate and equitably manage cascades of reservoirs by using hydrological and hydraulic modeling. This modeling was designed to focus on multi-use, optimization, and benefit sharing at the catchment level. It models all water uses and options as part of a comprehensive assessment of opportunities and risks posed by the operation of many Water Storage Infrastructure (WSI) projects in one catchment.


This project was led by the International Centre for Environmental Management, working together with the Institut de Technologie du Cambodge (Cambodia), the Department of EngineeringNational University of Laos, the Western Highlands Agro-Forestry Scientific & Technical Institute (Vietnam), and the Water and Development Research Group, Aalto University (Finland).

Project Leader

Dr. Peter John Meynell (peterjohn.meynell[at]





  1. grainne rydet says:

    Where is the final report available?