Tropical Deltas and Coastal Zones: Food Production, Communities and Environment at the Land-Water Interface

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Tropical Deltas and Coastal Zones: Food Production, Communities and Environment at the Land-Water Interface Editors: Chu Hoanh, Suan Pheng Kam, Brian Szuster Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: CABI Publishing Pages: 496 Language: English ISBN: 9781845936181 Categories: , , , ,

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.

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Author Biography

Dr. Chu Thai Hoanh 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.