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Cover for Policy, planning and management at the land-water interface.

This chapter briefly discusses the policies, planning and management involved at the land-water interface in tropical coastal deltas in South, South East, and East Asia. Specifically, land and water management, aquaculture and fisheries, as well as rice-based agriculture in these areas are...

Author(s)
Szuster, B.; Hoanh, C. T.; Kam, S. P.; Ismail, A. M.; Noble, A.; Borger, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rebuilding resilient shrimp aquaculture in South-east Asia: disease management, coastal ecology and decision making.

We contend there are currently two competing scenarios for the sustainable development of shrimp aquaculture in coastal areas of South-east Asia. First, a landscape approach where farming techniques for small-scale producers are integrated into intertidal areas in a way that the ecological...

Author(s)
Bush, S. R.; Zwieten, P. A. M. van; Visser, L.; Dijk, H. van; Bosma, R.; Boer, F. de; Verdegem, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Bright spots: pathways to ensuring food security and environmental integrity.

This chapter presents an assessment of the global extent of bright spots, which focuses on quantifying yield improvements in productivity associated with the adoption of cost-effective technologies that enhance the performance of production systems with a move towards more sustainable farming...

Author(s)
Noble, A.; Bossio, D.; Pretty, J.; Vries, F. P. de
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933876)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Tropical deltas and coastal zones: Food production, communities and environment at the land and water interface.

This book with 33 chapters divided into five parts is a compendium of selected papers from the conference that can be broadly categorized as land and water management, fisheries and aquaculture and rice-based agriculture systems. Intensification of aquaculture and rice-based agriculture frequently...

Author(s)
Hoanh, C. T.; Szuster, B.; Kam, S.; Ismail, A.; Noble, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book; Conference proceedings
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing needs, constraints and livelihood opportunities in coastal saline environments: a case in Orissa, India.

The coastal saline ecosystem in Orissa State, eastern India extends from the shore of the Bay of Bengal to about 15 km inland. Salinity occurs because of the intrusion of seawater during high tides through surface channels, creeks and rivers, particularly during the dry season, but decreases with...

Author(s)
Paris, T. R.; Saha, S.; Singh, D. P.; Mahata, K. R.; Cueno, A. delos R.; Zolvinski, S.; Ismail, A. M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An extended hydrological classification for mangrove rehabilitation projects: a case study in Vietnam.

Mangrove rehabilitation projects often fail to achieve their goals because hydrological aspects are not taken into account. This is understandable since the only hydrological tool available for such projects is the classification by Watson (1928), developed for mangrove forests in regions with a...

Author(s)
Dijksma, R.; Loon, A. F. van; Mensvoort, M. E. F. van; Huijgevoort, M. H. J. van; Brake, B. te
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aquatic resources and environmental variability in Bac Lieu Province (southern Vietnam).

The dynamics of aquatic resources in the canals of Bac Lieu Province, in southern Vietnam, are detailed and synthesized in this study. Nekton and eight environmental parameters were monitored in this province between 2004 and 2006, at 14 sites sampled three times a year. The study area, located...

Author(s)
Baran, E.; Chheng, P.; Warry, F.; Toan, V. T.; Hung, H. P.; Hoanh, C. T.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Boro rice for food security in coastal West Bengal, India.

The boro (winter dry season) rice farming system covers 0.36 million ha in four coastal districts of West Bengal, India, of which 0.08 million ha are irrigated from 'back-feed' tidal water. The boro growing areas are mild to moderately saline, in which irrigation through shallow tube wells or...

Author(s)
Roy, S. K. B.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An analysis of environmental policy strategies for coastal land conservation in Thailand.

Addressing externalities in policy decisions is crucial to ensuring the sustainable use of coastal land. This chapter analyses efficient management options and their trade-offs for coastal land use in Krabi Province, Thailand. Various environmental management schemes, such as zoning, green taxation ...

Author(s)
Pongthanapanich, T.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Learning to build resilient coastal communities: post-tsunami recovery in Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

Vulnerability to natural hazards and other environmental risks is frequently discussed at a conceptual/theoretical level but rarely investigated systematically. This study identifies the key factors, as documented in the literature and supported by substantiated primary data, that have contributed...

Author(s)
Larsen, R. K.; Thomalla, F.; Miller, F.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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