Floods and Farmers

ab 24,90 

Pham Cong Huu

Politics, Economics and Environmental Impacts of Dyke Construction in the Mekong Delta / Vietnam

ISBN 978-3-643-90167-5
Band-Nr. 18
Jahr 2012
Seiten 200
Bindung broschiert
Reihe ZEF Development Studies

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-90167-5 Kategorien: , ,


The Mekong Delta of Vietnam is extremely vulnerable to floods and
therefore the establishment of dyke systems is generally considered an
appropriate approach to flood control. Based on intensive field work in
the heart of the delta, the author investigates current dyke planning
practices as well as its implementation at district and commune levels.
The research reveals numerous shortcomings with regard to planning and
shows that the dyke system also produces adverse negative impacts on the
ecosystems and livelihoods.

*The author*
Pham Cong Huu is a researcher in planning and natural resources management
and previously worked as a junior researcher within the WISDOM Project at

*The series editors*
Solvay Gerke is Professor of Development Research and Director of ZEF.
Hans-Dieter Evers is Professor emeritus of Development Planning and
Development Policy and Senior Fellow at ZEF.