An outstanding feature of the lower Mekong region is the dynamic energy of
its natural systems and how intimately tied most of the population is to that
seasonal force. Productivity in agriculture and fisheries, for example,
depends on annual floodplain inundation and nutrient dispersal. The
immense scale and impact of this natural cycle is well illustrated in the
annual flooding of Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia and the Mekong River Delta
which it shares with Vietnam.
Australia is founding its future on science and innovation. Its national science agency, CSIRO, is a
powerhouse of ideas, technologies and skills.
CSIRO initiated the National Research Flagships to address Australia’s major research challenges
and opportunities. They apply large scale, long term, multidisciplinary science and aim for widespread
adoption of solutions. The Flagship Collaboration Fund supports the best and brightest researchers to
address these complex challenges through partnerships between CSIRO, universities, research
agencies and industry....
Vietnam is embarking on a path towards a knowledge-based economy in which the emergence of
knowledge clusters in Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta are playing a decisive role. As our paper
suggests, clustering appears to have a positive effect not only on the increase of knowledge output, but
also on the economic growth of these regions. Using a GIS-based mapping method, we can identify two
major knowledge clusters – Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho City.
Mekong River, the 11th largest river in the world, is the main water source for irrigation, fishery,
and domestic use… In short, the living of the whole population in the Mekong Delta (MD) is depending and will be depended on this resource. The MD of Vietnam is located at the most downstream part of the Mekong river basin. With a
population of 17 million inhabitants living in 4 million hectares of land, the MD has great
potentials for agricultural production. The MD is the most important agricultural production
region for the whole country.
The Mekong River Delta (MD) in Vietnam has an area of 4 million hectares. The economical production in this region is highly dependent on water from the river and canal system. More than two-third of 17 million inhabitants of the MD live in rural areas and depend totally on the water resources for rice, upland crop irrigation, aquaculture of fish and shrimp, domestic drinking and industrial water supply and for transportation on rivers and canals
Abstract. In this study, we assessed the impact of sea level rise, one of the most ascertained consequences of global climate change, for water levels in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta (VMD). We used a hydraulic model to compute water levels from August to November – when ﬂooding is presently critical – under sea level rise scenarios of 20 cm (= 20) and 45
Environmental Land Use Planning brings together leading scholars in the field of environmental problem solving to examine environmental problems and effects on land uses; analytical methods and tools in the field; and the role of governments, community grants and tradable permits in environmental planning. The chapters are based on empirical research from countries around the globe including Canada, USA, China, Nigeria, Germany, Serbia, Venezuela, and Brazil.
Each rainy season, the Mekong River Delta receives flood flow from the upstream of the Mekong River. Floods in the Mekong Region are beneficial for agriculture and fisheries productivity, but high floods also result in the losses of life and property. Records of
flood losses show that children were at high risk. The “Living together with floods” strategy of the government and the people should also help prevent children from drowning.
This study grew out of a request from the Technical Advisory Body for Fisheries Management (TAB) conveyed to us by Wolf Hartman of MRC. We are grateful for the opportunity the body has given us to think about fisheries in the Mekong basin in the context of local and broader ideas about the role for livelihoods approaches in fisheries management and for Wolf’s encouragement and support. Carrying out the research on which this document is based was supported by many people it also links closely with related work on livelihoods....
With globalisation and knowledge-based production, firms may cooperate on a global scale, outsource
parts of their administrative or productive units and negate location altogether. The extremely low transaction
costs of data, information and knowledge seem to invalidate the theory of agglomeration and the spatial clustering
of firms, going back to the classical work by Alfred Weber (1868-1958) and Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), who
emphasized the microeconomic benefits of industrial collocation.
Since 2000, the shrimp industry expands at a fast rate in the coastal areas of the Mekong
Delta, Vietnam. Shrimp farming is known for its negative impact on the coastal environment. However,
other human interventions like agriculture and urbanization also deteriorate the coastal environment.
The land cover changes between 1968 and 2003 were determined and analyzed for the Cai Nuoc district,
Ca Mau Province, Vietnam, using photos from 1968, 1992 (aerial photographs), 1997/98 (Spot)
and 2003 (Landsat).
Carmago et al. (1992) found that the rivers nearer industrial discharge point have adverse
impact to the environment as well as to macrobenthic communities. Toxic contaminants
from surface runoff, sewage discharges and industrial discharge have caused negative
impacts towards the freshwater macrobenthic communities. The presence of substance
chemical such as ammonia, chlorine, cyanide, metals, PCBs, pesticides and phenols would
caused a decline pattern on the number of species and changes in the species composition.
However, the determination
the environmental factors affecting the structure and function of fish communities will provide awareness
and direction to find out information on environmental impacts in the future. Although Lake Huron is recognized as a deep lake, oligotrophic, it also has an extended coastline
including more than 7,000 km with the inclusion of the St Marys River, Manitoulin Island and 30,
000 islands of Georgian Bay (International Joint Commission, 1989, 1993).
This paper describes the challenges of decentralisation and privatisation of rural services from the perspective of communication strategy development. The wave of decentralisation and privatisation in rural services worldwide creates challenges for rural communities, service providers and local governments. Local organisations – both in government and civil society – are confronted with rules and procedures that are unprecedented. The new roles require significant changes in attitudes, skills, and especially a new level of accountability. ...
From 2002 to 2007, remittances to developing
countries increased by 107 per cent (table 3). Much
of this increase occurred in low- and middle-income
countries. In 2005 it was estimated that
approximately 500 million people (8 per cent of the
world’s population) were benefiting from remittances.
Latin America and the Caribbean, East Asia and the
Pacific, and South Asia obtain the largest shares of
international remittances. According to 2007
estimates, these regions received, respectively,
25, 24 and 18 per cent of all official international
remittances to developing countries.
From the early explorers onwards, visitors to the
Arctic and to Antarctica have commented with
great interest on the presence of lakes, wetlands, and
fl owing waters. These environments encompass a
spectacular range of conditions for aquatic life, from
dilute surface melt ponds, to deep, highly stratifi ed,
During the past twenty-five years there has been an exponential growth in
the number of environmental and natural resource conflicts. They occur at
local, regional, national and international levels and encompass an ever
increasing range of issues. Many have proven to be very difficult to
successfully resolve. A look at just a few arenas where conflicts have emerged
illustrates this trend.
the Quebec city region’s reputation as a digital arts and interactive entertainment development
hub has long crossed international boundaries. From cellphones to iMaX screens, producing
multi-screen and multi-platform content is a source of excitement for local creators, who are
experts in the art of entertainment.
The retail sector spearheaded the evolution of Turkey’s commercial
property market. Within a few years, domestic retailers expanded
and consolidated to form regional and national chains. Cross-border
retailers entered the market, benefiting from the country’s strong
economic growth, limited legal barriers to entry and attracted by high
Palyno1ogica1 study in a deep core (69.5 m depth) in the coasta1 area of the Red River De1ta, Vietnam provides evidences on vegetation change in the regiona1 area in abou!12000 years before present. This research aims to reconstruct the vegetation deve1opment and pa1eoenvironmenta1 changes in the Red River De1ta, Vietnam during the Ho1ocene. These data show !hat the region supported a Fagaceae-Coniferous, especially Quercus, Pinus và Castanopsis, simi1ar to contemporary vegetation described in Vietnam and southeast China. Tropica1 broadleaf forest dominated at the time right after 12.