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Autor: Tuyet L. Cosslett
ISBN-13: 9783319021973
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 178
Gewicht: 436 g
Format: 245x162x17 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Water Resources and Food Security in the Vietnam Mekong Delta

.44, Natural Resource Management and Policy
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The Mekong river delta in Vietnam produces most of the country's food, but is a sensitive ecosystem vulnerable to climate change, upstream dams, and water extraction. This volume analyzes how regional cooperation could enhance the delta's sustainability.
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Introduction.- PART I.- Mekong Delta Water Resources and Food Security.- Mekong Delta of Vietnam. Water resources for rice culture and aquaculture.- Major threats to the Mekong Delta.- PART II.- Mekong River Regional Cooperation.- The Mekong Project.- The Mekong Committee (1957-1975).- The Mekong River Commission (1995-to present).- Conclusion.
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The Mekong River has been a main source of conquest, conflict, and cooperation in the Southeast Asian region. Much has been written on the vital and critical importance of the Mekong River fresh water to the sustainable economic development of the Mekong Delta. This book selects the Mekong Delta as a case study of regional cooperation for water and food security for not only for Vietnam but also for the world in a new century of global economy. It focuses not only on the Mekong Delta as an integral part of the River but also on Can Tho City and its 12 provinces that produce over 50 percent of the country's rice output and 60 percent of total fishery output. The book takes a micro approach to examine how each province is adapting to the twin threats of mainstream dams construction and climate change, reducing fresh water flows and increasing saline infusions on its present and future economy. Finally, it reviews the roles of international institutional arrangements, namely the Mekong Committee and the Mekong River Commission, in promoting regional cooperation among the riparian states for political and economic development of the Mekong Delta.
Autor: Tuyet L. Cosslett
ISBN-13:: 9783319021973
ISBN: 3319021974
Verlag: Springer, Berlin, Springer International Publishing
Gewicht: 436g
Seiten: 178
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 245x162x17 mm, 5 Farbabb., 37 Tabellen