Water and Power

Environmental Governance and Strategies for Sustainability in the Lower Mekong Basin

  • Mart A. Stewart
  • Peter A. Coclanis

Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 64)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. History and Environment in Southeast Asia

  3. Farmer Livelihoods, Strategies for Sustainability, and Adaptation to Environmental Change

  4. Governing Water: Values, Institutions, and Structures

About this book


This book brings together a talented international group of scholars, policy practitioners, and NGO professionals that explores a range of issues relating to environmental, developmental, and governing challenges on the Mekong, one of the world’s  greatest rivers and, alas, one of the most endangered. 

The book is divided into three sections devoted in turn to historical perspectives on the Lower Mekong Basin. Issues relate to livelihood strategies, environmental threats, and adaptation strategies; and various aspects of river governance, with individual authors treating questions of governance at different levels of refraction and in different registers. The result is a fresh and innovative collection of essays, which, taken together, provide much-needed new perspectives on some of the most important and seemingly intractable environmental and development issues in contemporary Asia. 



Lower Mekong Basin and Indochina Water governance and trans-boundary water issues Sustainability, environmental and climate change Coastlines and mangrove forests Poverty alleviation food security

Editors and affiliations

  • Mart A. Stewart
    • 1
  • Peter A. Coclanis
    • 2
  1. 1.Western Washington UniversityBellinghamUSA
  2. 2.Global Research InstituteUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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