The Mekong: History, Geology and Environmental Issues


Simone Marseau (Editor)

Series: Environmental Research Advances
BISAC: SCI026000

The Mekong: History, Geology and Environmental Issues first emphasizes how indigenous ecological views are affected by the rise of materialism, further investigating the discursive responses of the masses together with their fading ecology.

The authors point out the potential threats of using MekD surface water of uncontrolled quality. Efficient economical water treatment technologies are identified for the provision of water of appropriate quality to rural households.

Through the analysis of shrimp farmers’ production process, one study argues that due to an unstable production environment, farmers in the Mekong Delta have always displayed risk mitigation as a rational response to the production setting.

The concluding study aims to estimate the environmental efficiency of transformed shrimp farming through interviews with 90 farmers who recently shifted from sugarcane cultivation to mono-shrimp culture in Cu Lao Dung district, Soc Trang province.


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Spiritual Ecology and Environmental Protection: The Hidden Discourses of the Sacred Pond “Bà Om” of the Ethnic Khmer in Trà Vinh, Vietnam
(Diep Thi Ngoc Le, PhD and Tho Ngoc Nguyen, PhD, Dean of Faculty of Cultural Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and others)

Chapter 2. Current Status of Surface Water in the Mekong Delta, Viet Nam: Threats for Drinking Water Supply and Treatment Technologies
(Linh Duy Nguyen, Minh Quang Bui, Philippe Sistat and André Deratani, Institut Européen des Membranes – IEM, Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France, and others)

Chapter 3. Risk Mitigation of Vietnamese Farmers in the Mekong Delta in the Shift from Rice Cultivation to Shrimp Farming
(Thi Phuong Lan Ngo,Associate Professor in Anthropology, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Chapter 4. The Transformation from Sugarcane to Mono-Shrimp Culture and Its Environmental Aspects in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta
(Nguyen Thuy Trang and Huynh Viet Khai, Department of Rural Socio-Economics, College of Rural Development, Can Tho University, Can Tho, Vietnam, and others)



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