The residents of the Ganges and Mekong River deltas face serious challenges from rising sea levels, saltwater intrusion, pollution from upstream sources, growing populations, and infrastructure that no longer works as planned. In both deltas, scientists working for nearly two decades with communities, local governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have demonstrated the potential to overcome these challenges and substantially improve people’s livelihoods.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2018Laos, Bangladesh, Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, Thailand
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2018Laos, United States of America, Singapore, Vietnam, China, Italy, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand
This river basin overview describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in the Mekong basin. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of this transboundary river basin and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, South-Eastern Asia
This paper applies the principles of water-use accounts, developed in the first of the series, to the Mekong River basin in Southeast Asia. The Mekong Basin covers six
countries, the River rises in China, but there are substantial downstream tributaries
from Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and from a small area in Myanmar. A
unique feature is the reverse flow from the Mekong to the Tonle Sap via the Tonle Sap
River at the height of the wet season flow and its ebb as the river levels fall.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2015Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2011Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Laos, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, South-Eastern Asia, Eastern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Africa, South America, Western Africa
Despite challenges in many river
basins, overall the planet has
enough water to meet the full range
of peoples’ and ecosystems’ needs
for the foreseeable future, but
equity will only be achieved through
judicious and creative management.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2006China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, South-Eastern Asia
Recurring water crises, global water initiatives, and demands for water reforms by development banks, have all pushed water up the agenda of most Mekong-region countries. Many changes have already been made. Now decision makers need to know what has worked, what hasn?t, and why. To find out, IWMI has reviewed new water policies, plans and laws, and assessed participation, the new water ?apex bodies?, and integrated water resources management (IWRM). The findings show that top-down state policies based on ?blueprints?
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2012Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Asia, South-Eastern Asia
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 1996Peru, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, South America, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2009Colombia, India, Laos, Niger, Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, South America
The CPWF-supported project ‘Models for implementing multiple-use water supply
systems for enhanced land and water productivity, rural livelihoods and gender equity’
(‘CPWF-MUS’) innovated, tested, and documented homestead-scale and communityscale
models for Multiple Use water Services in 30 rural and peri-urban sites in 8
countries: the Andes (Bolivia and Colombia), Indus-Ganges (India, Nepal), Limpopo
(South Africa and Zimbabwe), Mekong (Thailand) and Nile (Ethiopia). Learning alliances
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2012Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
A comprehensive literature review on current state of knowledge on the impacts of dams on Mekong fisheries. Covers 'fisheries basics', impact of dams on fish migration, flood pulse, biodiversity, fish habitats, aquaculture production and reservoir fisheries.
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