Springer Environmental Science and Engineering

The Mekong Delta System

Interdisciplinary Analyses of a River Delta

Editors: Renaud, Fabrice G., Künzer, Claudia (Eds.)

  • Environmental Change and Climate Change is a hot topic especially in densely populated river deltas of the world
  • Southeast Asia and especially Vietnam as an emerging country in the centre of attention
  • A large group of organizations active in the Delta (potential customers) – e.g. AuSAID, USAID, GTZ, KfW, Daninda, Mekong River Comission, UN, Worldbank, Asian Development Bank
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About this book

This book about the Mekong Delta presents a unique collection of state-of-the-art contributions by international experts from different scientific disciplines about the characteristics and pressing water-related challenges of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. The Mekong Delta belongs to one of the areas, which are to expect the largest challenges concerning environmental change and climate change induced sea level rise . The Delta acts as the “rice bowl” of Southeast Asia and is home to over 17 Million people, who need to cope with ecologic as well as socio-economic changes linked to the rapid economic development of the country. Annual floods, severe droughts, salt water intrusion, degrading water quality, tropical cyclones, hydrologic changes due to hydropower projects in the upstream of the Mekong, coastal erosion, and the loss of biodiversity are some of the problems in the region. Heterogeneous resource management responsibilities, and the fact that the Mekong – and thus also the Delta – is influenced by six countries aggravate the situation. Integrated water resources management and fostered cooperation and information exchange are pressing needs for the sustainable development of the Delta.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Renaud, Fabrice G. (et al.)

    Pages 3-5

  • Climate and Environmental Change in River Deltas Globally: Expected Impacts, Resilience, and Adaptation

    Kuenzer, Claudia (et al.)

    Pages 7-46

  • Hydrology and Hydraulic Infrastructure Systems in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

    Tri, Vo Khac

    Pages 49-81

  • Socio-Economic Development in the Mekong Delta: Between the Prospects for Progress and the Realms of Reality

    Garschagen, Matthias (et al.)

    Pages 83-132

  • IWRM for the Mekong Basin

    Moder, Florian (et al.)

    Pages 133-165

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eBook $139.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Mekong Delta System
Book Subtitle
Interdisciplinary Analyses of a River Delta
Editors
  • Fabrice G. Renaud
  • Claudia Künzer
Series Title
Springer Environmental Science and Engineering
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-3962-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-3962-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-3961-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8456-6
Series ISSN
2194-3214
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 464
Topics