Natural Resource Management and Policy

Water Resources and Food Security in the Vietnam Mekong Delta

Authors: Cosslett, Tuyet L., Cosslett, Patrick D.

  • Analyses the impact of climate change on rice crops and aquatic products in the Mekong Delta
  • Discusses whether the Mekong mainstream dams constitute a regional cooperation or conflict in Southeast Asia
  • Addresses the Mekong Delta water under stress and the need for a regional approach for a sustainable economic development in the future
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About this book

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.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Mekong Delta

    Cosslett, Tuyet L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • The Mekong Delta Provinces

    Cosslett, Tuyet L. (et al.)

    Pages 23-74

  • Major Threats to Mekong Delta: Climate Change and Mainstream Dams

    Cosslett, Tuyet L. (et al.)

    Pages 75-96

  • The Mekong Project

    Cosslett, Tuyet L. (et al.)

    Pages 99-117

  • The Mekong Committee 1957–1975

    Cosslett, Tuyet L. (et al.)

    Pages 119-143

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37806-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Resources and Food Security in the Vietnam Mekong Delta
Authors
Series Title
Natural Resource Management and Policy
Series Volume
44
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02198-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02198-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02197-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37806-0
Series ISSN
0929-127X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 178
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 illustrations in colour
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