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By Fran?ois Molle

ISBN-10: 1138021180

ISBN-13: 9781138021181

ISBN-10: 1844077071

ISBN-13: 9781844077076

The catchment region of the Mekong River and its tributaries extends from China, via Burma/Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and to Vietnam. The water assets of the Mekong sector - from the Irrawaddy and Nu-Salween within the west, around the Chao Phraya to the Lancang-Mekong and purple River within the east- are more and more contested. Governments, businesses, and banks are using new investments in roads, dams, diversions, irrigation schemes, navigation amenities, energy vegetation and different trademarks of traditional 'development'. Their plans and interventions may still offer a few advantages, but additionally pose a number of burdens and hazards to hundreds of thousands of individuals depending on wetlands, floodplains and aquatic assets, particularly, the wild trap fisheries of rivers and lakes.

This booklet examines how large-scale tasks are being proposed, justified, and equipped. How are such initiatives contested and the way do particular governance regimes effect selection making? The ebook additionally highlights the emergence of recent actors, rights and trade-off debates, and the social and environmental results of 'water assets development'.

This publication exhibits how varied, and sometimes adversarial, ideologies and pursuits are contesting for legitimacy. It argues that the distribution of decision-making, political, and discursive energy impacts how the waterscapes of the area will eventually glance and the way merits, charges and hazards can be allotted. those matters are the most important for the transformation of waterscapes and the clients for democratizing water governance within the Mekong region.

The booklet is a part of the action-research of the M-POWER (Mekong software on Water, atmosphere and Resilience) wisdom network.

Published with IFAD, CG|AR problem software on Water & foodstuff, M-POWER, venture ECHEL-EAU and HEINRICH BOLL STIFTUNG

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