This Technical Paper assesses the erosion of road embankments in the Mekong flood plains, and the possibility of using low cost approaches to mitigate the damage and includes the following key elements:
• An in-depth review of the subject background. This provides an assessment of the rural road environment in the lower flood plains of Cambodia, and the key environmental and technical issues associated with the prevention of river bank erosion and road embankment slope deterioration by the erosive action of rainfall and flooding.
• A proposal covering the perceived need for research in this area, and an outline of how this might be done through suitable trials to develop technical solutions appropriate to the Cambodian environment. The techniques proposed are low cost and innovative, using bio-engineering as their basis.
• A summary of site investigations undertaken as part of the SEACAP 19 Task 6 programme.