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Cover for Integrated management of aquatic resources: a Bayesian approach to water control and trade-offs in Southern Vietnam.

The BayFish-Bac Lieu model presented in this chapter is a Bayesian model that aims to identify optimal water control regimes and trade-offs between water uses in order to improve management of water-dependent resources in the inland coastal area of Bac Lieu Province, Mekong Delta, Vietnam. The...

Author(s)
Baran, E.; Jantunen, T.; Chheng, P.; Hoanh, C. T.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Land and water management in coastal zones: dealing with agriculture-aquaculture-fishery conflicts.

The coastal environment has undergone rapid changes in recent times. Change in the state of the environment is multifaceted, but a key concern is the way that natural habitats - principally mangrove forests and salt marshes - have been extensively cleared and converted to shrimp farming and other...

Author(s)
Gowing, J. W.; Tuong, T. P.; Hoanh, C. T.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931070)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Social and environmental impact of rapid change in the coastal zone of Vietnam: an assessment of sustainability issues.

Ca Mau Peninsula, which lies at the extreme southern tip of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, has experienced rapid environmental and socioeconomic change, particularly since the 1990s when the doi moi (renovation) policy introduced an agenda of agriculture-led growth. The peninsula lies entirely within ...

Author(s)
Gowing, J. W.; Tuong, T. P.; Hoanh, C. T.; Khiem, N. T.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931070)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Brackish-water shrimp cultivation threatens permanent damage to coastal agriculture in Bangladesh.

Over the past 20 years, brackish water shrimp cultivation in the coastal zone of Bangladesh has contributed increasingly to the national economy, but there is a lack of quantitative data on the effects of shrimp farming at the household and community levels. This chapter investigates the impact of...

Author(s)
Karim, M. R.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931070)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing the impact of small-scale coastal embankments: a case study of an LGED polder in Bangladesh.

Shrimp farming has proved to be a highly profitable agricultural activity compared to rice farming in coastal areas with brackish water. It is, however, widely perceived that shrimp farming has negative effects on socioeconomic equity, food security and the environment. In response to the negative...

Author(s)
Chowdhury, A. K. M.; Jenkins, S. A. M.; Hossain, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mangrove dependency and the livelihoods of coastal communities in Thailand.

From 1961 to 1996, Thailand lost 50-60% of its mangrove forests, mainly because of conversion to shrimp aquaculture. The speed and scale of deforestation have affected many coastal communities. This chapter highlights the importance of mangroves to four case study villages. Households (n=199)...

Author(s)
Barbier, E. B.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931070)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper