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Global International Waters Assessment: Mekong River, GIWA Regional assessment 55

dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programme, GEF, University of Kalmar, Sweden
dc.coverage.spatialSouth East Asia
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T20:08:01Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T20:08:01Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/8761
dc.descriptionThis report presents the GIWA assessment of the Mekong River region which comprises parts of Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Rapid economic development and population growth are increasing the demand for water, energy and food, necessitating more hydro-dams, the intensification of agricultural and fisheries production, and higher rates of deforestation. The resultant transboundary environmental changes, particularly to the fluxes of water and sediments, are leading to severe habitat and community modification. The past and present status and future prospects of water-related problems in the Mekong River Basin are discussed and traced back to their root causes. Policy relevant conclusions are provided so that appropriate solutions can be developed to address the emerging challenges to the management of the region's aquatic environment.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), GEF, University of Kalmar, Sweden
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectnatural resource
dc.subjectresource conservation
dc.subjectresources management
dc.subjectwater
dc.subjectwater analysis
dc.subjectwater conservation
dc.subjectwater consumption
dc.subjectwater demand
dc.subjectwater management
dc.subjectwater monitoring
dc.subjectwater protection
dc.subjectwater quality
dc.subjectwater resource
dc.subjectwater resources management
dc.subjectwater utilisation;environmental assessment
dc.subjectfreshwater conservation
dc.subjectfreshwater degradation
dc.subjectfreshwater ecosystem
dc.subjectfreshwater monitoring
dc.subjectfresh water pollution
dc.subjectfreshwater resource
dc.subjectpollution control
dc.subjectpollution cost
dc.subjectwater pollution
dc.subjectenvironmental conservation
dc.subjectenvironmental impact
dc.subjectenvironmental impact assessment
dc.subjectenvironmental protection
dc.subjectcoast protection
dc.subjectcoastal area
dc.subjectcoastal ecosystem
dc.subjectcoastal environment
dc.subjectcoastal pollution
dc.subjectcoastal water
dc.subjectmarine conservation area
dc.subjectmarine ecosystem
dc.subjectsea resource
dc.subjectsea water protection
dc.subjectcoastal fishing
dc.subjectcoastal management
dc.subjectriver basin development
dc.subjectriver management
dc.subjectwater resources conservation
dc.subjectwater resources development
dc.subjecttransboundary pollution
dc.subjectenvironmental pollution
dc.subject.classificationEcosystem Management
dc.subject.classificationEnvironmental Governance
dc.titleGlobal International Waters Assessment: Mekong River, GIWA Regional assessment 55
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.old-id11026
wd.identifier.uneplive1
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Water
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000048


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