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Water Resources and Food Security in the Vietnam Mekong Delta

  • Tuyet L. Cosslett
  • Patrick D. Cosslett

Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Mekong Delta Water Resources and Food Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Tuyet L. Cosslett, Patrick D. Cosslett
      Pages 3-21
    3. Tuyet L. Cosslett, Patrick D. Cosslett
      Pages 23-74
    4. Tuyet L. Cosslett, Patrick D. Cosslett
      Pages 75-96
  3. The Mekong Delta and Regional Cooperation from the Mekong Committee to the Mekong River Commission

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-98
    2. Tuyet L. Cosslett, Patrick D. Cosslett
      Pages 99-117
    3. Tuyet L. Cosslett, Patrick D. Cosslett
      Pages 119-143
    4. Tuyet L. Cosslett, Patrick D. Cosslett
      Pages 145-169
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 171-178

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Climate Economy Labor Force Mekong River Delta Regional Cooperation Southeast Asia

Authors and affiliations

  • Tuyet L. Cosslett
    • 1
  • Patrick D. Cosslett
    • 2
  1. 1.ViennaUSA
  2. 2.ViennaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02198-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02197-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02198-0
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