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Tropical Deltas and Coastal Zones

Tropical Deltas and Coastal Zones

Food Production, Communities and Environment at the Land–Water Interface
Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Series

Edited by C Hoanh, Senior Water Resources Specialist, IWMI-SEA, Lao, B Szuster, Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii, USA, S Kam, WorldFish Center, Mayalsia, A Ismail, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, A Noble, Principle Scientist, IWMI-SEA, Laos

June 2010 / Hardback / 496 Pages / 9781845936181 £125.00 / €165.00 / $240.00
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Main Description

Tropical coastal deltas represent one of the most diverse and rapidly changing biophysical regions in the developing world. These deltas are home to large populated areas, are significant centres of agricultural production and industrial development, and contain fragile ecosystems that are now facing new threats as a result of expected sea-level rises associated with global warming. Focusing on the developing countries of Asia, Africa and South America, chapters explore the diverse livelihoods of people in these areas and the impact of land-water management on the environment. New techniques and methodologies are explored in land and water management to try and solve the conflicts between rice-based agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries and the environment in tropical delta regions. Illustrating how to protect tropical deltaic systems in the face of serious future challenges, this will be essential reading for students, researchers, policy makers and natural resource managers in agriculture and aquaculture.


Researchers and students in Agriculture and Aquaculture.

Part 1: Introduction

1. Policy, Planning and Management at the Land-Water Interface - B. Szuster, C.T. Hoanh, S. P. Kam, A. M. Ismail, A. Noble and M. Borger.

Part 2: Aquaculture and Fisheries

2. Aquatic Resources and Environmental Variability in Bac Lieu Province (Southern Vietnam).- E. Baran, P. Chheng, F. Warry, V.T. Toan, H.P. Hung and C.T. Hoanh

3. Integrating Aquaculture in Coastal River Planning: The Case of Dagupan City, Philippines. M. Andalecio and P.S. Cruz

4. Evolution of Shrimp Aquaculture Systems in the Coastal Zones of Bangladesh and Vietnam: A Comparison. - O. Joffre, M. Prein, P.B.V. Tung, S.B. Saha, N.V. Hao and M.J. Alam

5. Ecological Risk Assessment of an Alien Aquatic Species: A Case Study of Litopenaeus vannamei (Pacific Whiteleg Shrimp) Aquaculture in the Bangpakong River, Thailand. - W. Senanan, S. Panutrakul, P. Barnette, V. Manthachitra, S. Chavanich, A.R. Kapuscinski, N. Tangkrock-Olan, P. Intacharoen, V. Viyakarn, C. Wongwiwatanawute, and K. Padetpai

6. Ability of Litopenaeus vannamei to Survive and Compete with Local Marine Shrimp Species in the Bangpakong River, Thailand - S. Panutrakul, W. Senanan, S. Chavanich, N. Tangkrock-Olan and V. Viyakarn

7. Improving the Productivity of Rice-Shrimp Systems in the Southwest Coastal Region of Bangladesh. - M.J. Alam, M.L. Islam, S.B. Saha, T.P. Tuong and O. Joffre

8. Zooplankton Dynamics and Appropriate Management Approach for Blue-swimming Crab in Kung Krabaen Bay, Thailand. - W. Tantichaiwanit, N. Gajaseni, A. Piumsomboom and C. Kunsook

9. Rebuilding Resilient Shrimp Aquaculture in Southeast Asia: Disease Management, Coastal Ecology and Decision Making - S.R. Bush, P.A.M. van Zwieten, L. Visser, H. van Dijk, R. Bosma, F. de Boer and M. Verdegem

10. Integrated Management of Aquatic Resources: A Bayesian Approach to Water Control and Trade-offs in Southern Vietnam. - E. Baran, T.Jantunen, P. Chheng and C.T. Hoanh

Part 3: Agriculture 11. Soil Characteristics of Saline and Non-saline Deltas of Bangladesh. - M.A. Saleque, M.K. Uddin, M.A. Salam, A.M. Ismaill and S.M. Haefele

12. Designing Resilient Rice Varieties for Coastal Deltas Using Modern Breeding Tools. - A.M. Ismail, M.J. Thomson, G.V. Vergara, M.A. Rahman, R.K. Singh, G.B. Gregorio and D.J. Mackill

13. The Right Rice in the Right Place: Systematic Exchange and Farmer-based Evaluation of Rice Germplasm for Salt-affected Areas - R.K. Singh, E. Redoña, G.B. Gregorio, M.A. Salam, M.R. Islam, D.P. Singh, P. Sen, S. Saha, K.R. Mahata, S.G. Sharma, M.P. Pandey, A.G. Sajise, R.D. Mendoza, M.C.Toledo, A. Dante, A.M. Ismail, T.R. Paris, S.M. Haefele, M.J. Thomson, S. Zolvinski, Y.P. Singh, A.K. Nayak, R.B. Singh, V.K. Mishra, D.K. Sharma, R.K. Gautam, P.C. Ram, P.N. Singh, O.P. Verma, A. Singh and N.T. Lang

14. Rice Varieties and Cultural Management Practices for High and Sustained Productivity in the Coastal Wetlands of Southern Bangladesh - M.A. Salam, M.R. Islam, M.S. Rahman, M.A. Rahman, M.A.R. Bhuiyan, Z.I. Seraj, T.L. Aditya, M.K. Uddin, M.K. Mondal, A.M. Ismail, D.L. Adorada, R.D. Mendoza, E.B. Tumimbang-Raiz and G.B. Gregorio.

15. Boro Rice for Food Security in the Coastal West Bengal, India - S.K. Bardhan Roy

16. Strategies for Improving and Stabilizing Rice Productivity in the Coastal Zones of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. - N.T. Lang, B.C. Buu, N.V. Viet and A.M. Ismail

17. Diversified Cropping Systems in a Coastal Province of The Mekong Delta, Vietnam: From Testing to Out-scaling - D.V. Ni, T.D. Phat, T. Lu, P.B.V. Tung, D.C. Ben, D.H. Vu, P.H. Thai, P.H. Giang and T.P. Tuong

18. Improving Rice Productivity in Coastal Saline Soils of the Mahanadi Delta of India through Integrated Nutrient Management - K.R. Mahata, D.P. Singh, S. Saha, A.M. Ismail and S.M. Haefele

19. Crop Diversification for Improving Water Productivity and Rural Livelihoods in Coastal Saline Soils of the Mahanadi Delta, India. - D.P. Singh, K.R. Mahata, S. Saha and A.M. Ismail

20. Water Supply and Demand for Dry Season Rice in the Coastal Polders of Bangladesh. - M.K. Mondal, T.P. Tuong, A.K.M Sharifullah and M.A. Sattar

Part 4: Communities and Governance

21.An Analysis of Environmental Policy Strategies for Coastal Land Conservation in Thailand - T. Pongthanapanich

22. Conflicts and Governance: Perspectives on an Eastern and a Western Coastal Wetland in India - N.C. Narayanan

23. Farmers' Assessment of Resource Management and Farm Level Technological Interventions in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam - N.D. Can, N.T. Khiem, M. Hossain and T.P. Tuong24. Assessing Needs, Constraints and Livelihood Opportunities in Coastal Saline Environments: A Case in Orissa, India - T.R. Paris, S. Saha, D.P. Singh, K.R. Mahata, A. delos Reyes Cueno, S. Zolvinski and A.M. Ismail

25. Participatory Management of Coastal Resources: A Case Study of Baganchra-Badurgacha Sub-project in the Southwest of Bangladesh - M.N. Islam, J.R. Rinfret and Q.R. Islam

26. Learning to Build Resilient Coastal Communities: Post-tsunami Recovery in Sri Lanka and Indonesia - R.K. Larsen, F. Thomalla and F. Miller

27. Social Vulnerability to Coastal Hazards in Southeast Asia: A Synthesis of Research Insights - L. Zou and F. Thomalla

Part 5: Coastal and Delta Environments

28. An Extended Hydrological Classification for Mangrove Rehabilitation Projects: A Case Study in Vietnam - R. Dijksma, A.F. van Loon, M.E.F. van Mensvoort, M.H.J. van Huijgevoort and B. Te Brake

29. Coastal Transects Analysis of Chao Phraya Delta, Thailand - R. Chuenpagdee, S. Traesupap and K. Juntarashote

30. Mangrove System Sustainability: Public Incentives and Local Strategies in West Africa - M-C. Cormier-Salem, C. Bernatets, B. Queffelec and O. Sarr

31. Assessing the Impact of Small Scale Coastal Embankment: A Case Study of an LGED Polder in Bangladesh - A.K.M. Chowdhury, S. Jenkins and M. Hossain

32. Dynamics of Livelihoods and Resource Use Strategies in Different Ecosystems of the Coastal Zones of Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam - N.T. Khiem and M. Hossain

33. Utilization of Aquatic Resources Along the North Brazilian Coast with Special Reference to Mangroves as Fish Nurseries - U. Saint-Paul and M. Barletta

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Hoanh <b>Dr. Chu Thai Hoanh</b> is a Principle Researcher on Water Resources at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences from the International Institute for Aerospace and Earth Sciences (ITC) and Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He has over 30 years of experience in research and management with varied subjects in water resources and agriculture planning, including hydraulic and water quality modelling, crop modelling, land use optimization, and assessment of climate change impacts in many countries as India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Philippines, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Particularly he contributed to several studies in the deltas, including land use policies, tradeoffs between rice and shrimp production systems, and water management in the Mekong and Ganges Deltas. He is author, co-author or editor of over 30 refereed journal articles, book chapters or books, and over 100 technical reports and papers in conference proceedings.