The Mekong : Biophysical Environment of an International River Basin
China is now building the first large mainstream dam on the river, and has proposals for several more. These dams are likely to affect the downstream countries. Several of the downstream countries also have plans for large scale hydropower and irrigation development which could also impact the river.
This book will provide a solid overview of the biophysical environment of the Mekong together with a discussion of the possible impacts, biophysical, economic and social, of some possible development scenarios. It is intended to provide a technical basis which can inform the growing political and conservation debate about the future of the Mekong River, and those who depend on it. It is aimed at river ecologists, geographers, environmentalists and development specialists both in the basin and (especially) outside for whom access to this material is most difficult.
This book will be the first comprehensive treatment of the Mekong system.
- Hardback | 464 pages
- 190.5 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 997.9g
- 13 Jan 2010
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- Illustrations (some col.), maps
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