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Title The Mekong Delta system : interdisciplinary analyses of a river delta / Fabrice G. Renaud, Claudia Kuenzer, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2012


Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Series Springer environmental science and engineering
Springer environmental science and engineering.
Contents Part 1. Deltas under change -- Introduction / Fabrice G. Renaud and Claudia Kuenzer -- Climate and Environmental Change in River Deltas Globally: Expected Impacts, Resilience, and Adaptation / Claudia Kuenzer and Fabrice G. Renaud -- Part 2. Water and Development in the Mekong Delta -- Hydrology and Hydraulic Infrastructure Systems in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam / Vo Khac Tri -- Socio-Economic Development in the Mekong Delta: Between the Prospects for Progress and the Realms of Reality / Matthias Garschagen, Javier Revilla Diez, Dang Kieu Nhan and Frauke Kraas -- IWRM for the Mekong Basin / Florian Moder, Claudia Kuenzer, Zengrang Xu, Patrick Leinenkugel and Bui Van Quyen -- Water Governance Under Renovation? Concepts and Practices of IWRM in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam / Gabi Waibel, Simon Benedikter, Nadine Reis, Sven Genschick and Loan Nguyen, et al. -- Part 3. Water resources and related risks -- Groundwater Resources in the Mekong Delta: Availability, Utilization and Risks / Frank Wagner, Vuong Bui Tran and Fabrice G. Renaud -- Flood Hydraulics and Suspended Sediment Transport in the Plain of Reeds, Mekong Delta / Heiko Apel, Nguyen Nghia Hung, Trinh Thi Long and Vo Khac Tri -- Monsoon Variability and the Mekong Flood Regime / Jose Miguel Delgado, Bruno Merz and Heiko Apel -- Vulnerability, Coping and Adaptation to Water Related Hazards in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta / Jörn Birkmann, Matthias Garschagen, Vo Van Tuan and Nguyen Thanh Binh
Part 4. Water and Environment -- Biodiversity of the Mekong Delta / Ian C. Campbell -- Mangrove Ecosystems in the Mekong Delta -- Overcoming Uncertainties in Inventory Mapping Using Satellite Remote Sensing Data / Steffen Gebhardt, Lam Dao Nguyen and Claudia Kuenzer -- Agriculture and Water Quality in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta / Zita Sebesvari, Huong Thi Thu Le, Pham Van Toan, Ute Arnold and Fabrice G. Renaud -- Aquaculture and Agricultural Production in the Mekong Delta and its Effects on Nutrient Pollution of Soil and Water / Vo Thi Guong and Nguyen My Hoa -- Part 5. Water Knowledge and information -- Managing Knowledge for the Development of the Mekong Delta / Solvay Gerke, Hans-Dieter Evers, Bui The Cuong, Tatjana Bauer and Judith Ehlert -- A Water-Related Web-Based Information System for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong Delta / Verena Klinger, Thilo Wehrmann, Steffen Gebhardt and Claudia Kuenzer -- The Water-Development Nexus: Importance of Knowledge, Information and Cooperation in the Mekong Delta / Fabrice G. Renaud and Claudia Kuenzer
Summary 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
Analysis Environmental sciences
Quality of Life
Climatic changes
Sustainable development
Environmental Monitoring/Analysis
Climate Change
Quality of Life Research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Water resources development -- Environmental aspects -- Mekong River Delta (Vietnam and Cambodia)
Stream ecology -- Mekong River Delta (Vietnam and Cambodia)
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General.
Stream ecology.
Water resources development -- Environmental aspects.
Mekong River Delta.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Renaud, Fabrice G
Kuenzer, Claudia
ISBN 9789400739628