Hydro Advisory  Resources

Nam Ou River Basin Profile Resources Page


IFC and DWR developed a 6-step process to characterize the Nam Ou River Basin using innovative methodology to better understand the river and its people. In January 2016, the profiling team including 25 field surveyors collected data from 1,500 households in 75 riverine villages on water related livelihoods of the people living within a five kilometer corridor of the Nam Ou River Basins in Phongsaly, Oudomxay and Luang Prabang provinces. Divided into five zones, the basins’ field locations were chosen based on geological and ecological characteristics.


To learn more about the Nam Ou River Basin Profile and its approach watch this short video.


Nam Ou River Basin Profile Summary Document: English Language

Nam Ou River Basin Summary Document: Lao Language

 Nam Ou River Basin Fish Poster