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The Mekong River Basin

Ecohydrological Complexity from Catchment to Coast

  • 1st Edition - April 26, 2024
  • Editors: Hong Quan Nguyen, Heiko Apel, Quang Bao Le, Venkataramana Sridhar
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 9 0 8 1 4 - 6
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 9 1 4 5 0 - 5

The Mekong River Basin: Ecohydrological Complexity from Catchment to Coast, Volume Three presents real facts, data and predictions for quantifying human-induced changes throughou… Read more

The Mekong River Basin

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The Mekong River Basin: Ecohydrological Complexity from Catchment to Coast, Volume Three presents real facts, data and predictions for quantifying human-induced changes throughout the Mekong watershed, including its estuaries and coasts, and proposes solutions to decrease or mitigate the negative effect and enable sustainable development. This is the first work to link socio–ecological interaction study over the whole Mekong River basin through the lens of ecohydrology. Each chapter is written by a leading expert, with coverage on climate change, groundwater, land use, flooding drought, biodiversity and anthropological issues.

Human activities are enormous in the whole watershed and are still increasing throughout the catchment, with severe negative impacts on natural resources are emerging. Among these activities, hydropower dams, especially a series of 11 dams in China, are the most critical as they generate massive changes throughout the system, including in the delta and to the livelihoods of millions of people and they threaten sustainability.