The Water-Food-Energy Nexus in the Mekong Region

Assessing Development Strategies Considering Cross-Sectoral and Transboundary Impacts

Authors: Smajgl, Alexander, Ward, John

  • Provides a cross-sectional analysis of development-directed investments in the wider Mekong region
  • The wider Mekong region includes Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, and the Chinese province of Yunnan
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​This Brief provides a cross-sectional analysis of development-directed investments in the wider Mekong region. The wider Mekong region includes Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, and the Chinese province of Yunnan. Evidence highlights that a few critical dynamics, including human migration, natural resource flows, and financial investments, generate a high level of connectivity between these countries. Such high levels of connectivity increase complexity and the potential for ripple effects of national decisions. The emerging links between countries can unfold in financial investments, migration, or the flow of resources. As these links intensify the regional connectivity increases and over time a highly connected region can emerge, as experienced by the Mekong region.​ This Brief also contains a chapter at the end of the book featuring numerous charts and diagrams further illustrating the impact of development activities in the area.

About the authors

Alexander Smajgl is researcher at CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Queensland, Australia.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Mekong Region Connectivity

    Smajgl, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Water Sector Analysis

    Pech, Sokhem

    Pages 19-60

  • Food Security in the Wider Mekong Region

    Fullbrook, David

    Pages 61-104

  • Impacts of Natural Resource-Led Development on the Mekong Energy System

    Foran, Tira

    Pages 105-142

  • Livelihoods and Migration

    Bouapao, Lilao

    Pages 143-178

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eBook $44.99
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Softcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-6119-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Water-Food-Energy Nexus in the Mekong Region
Book Subtitle
Assessing Development Strategies Considering Cross-Sectoral and Transboundary Impacts
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6120-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6120-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6119-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 231
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations
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