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Climate change and agricultural water management in Developing Countries.

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This book provides experiences from studies on agricultural water management under climate change as references for agriculture and irrigation planners, decision makers, researchers and students. Chapters 2 and 3 provide an overview of global assessment of climate change impacts and water requirement for future agriculture. Chapters 4-7 provide analyses of crop water requirements in four case stud...

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Chapter 9 (Page no: 135)

Aquaculture adaptation to climate change in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.

Most of the aquaculture production in South-east Asia occurs in the floodplains and coastal areas that are highly exposed and vulnerable to climate change impacts and sea-level rise (SLR). This chapter presents an example of economic estimation of autonomous adaptation by shrimp and catfish farms in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. It illustrates how planned adaptation measures can help defray catfish farmers' escalating costs of raising pond dykes in response to increased flooding in the delta. It also indicates that government policy and public investment into planned adaptation towards climate change impacts, particularly for water resources management, would necessarily take account of socio-economic development targets of the aquaculture industry. From these analyses, broader implications of plans for water resources management in the delta on the prospects and challenges to the aquaculture sector are discussed. In the long term, a 'no-regrets' strategy of reducing the high dependence on shrimp and catfish culture and diversifying into more ecologically oriented production systems can also hedge the aquaculture industry against the increasing risks and uncertainties brought about by climate change.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Climate change and agricultural development: a challenge for water management. Author(s): Hoanh, C. T. Johnston, R. Smakhtin, V.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) Adaptation to climate change impacts on agriculture and agricultural water management - a review. Author(s): Maskey, S. Bhatt, D. Uhlenbrook, S. Prasad, K. C. Babel, M. S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 32) Global water requirements of future agriculture: using WATERSIM. Author(s): Sood, A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 48) Impacts of climate change on crop water requirements in Huang-Huai-Hai Plain, China. Author(s): Liu Qin Yan ChangRong Yang JianYing Mei XuRong Hao WeiPing Ju Hui
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 63) Impacts of climate change and adaptation in agricultural water management in North China. Author(s): Xia Jun Mo XingGuo Wang JinXia Luo XinPing
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 78) Climate change impacts and adaptation in agricultural water management in the Philippines. Author(s): Lansigan, F. P. Cruz, A. C. dela
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 97) Adaptation strategies to address the climate change impacts in three major river basins in India. Author(s): Kakumanu, K. R. Kuppannan Palanisami Aggarwal, P. K. Ranganathan, C. R. Nagothu, U. S.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 120) Water management for agricultural production in a coastal province of the Mekong River Delta under sea-level rise. Author(s): Ngo Dang Phong Chu Thai Hoanh Tran Quang Tho Nguyen Van Ngoc Tran Duc Dong To Phuc Tuong Nguyen Huy Khoi Nguyen Xuan Hien Nguyen Trung Nam
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 154) Groundwater for food production and livelihoods - the nexus with climate change and transboundary water management. Author(s): Villholth, K.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 176) Irrigated crop production in the Syr Darya Basin: climate change rehearsal in the 1990s. Author(s): Savoskul, O. Shevnina, E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 193) Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from rice production through water-saving techniques: potential, adoption and empirical evidence. Author(s): Sander, B. O. Wassmann, R. Siopongco, J. D. L. C.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 208) Linking climate change discourse with climate change policy in the Mekong: the case of Lao PDR. Author(s): Prosinger, J. Suhardiman, D. Giordano, M.