Nature and Values of Coping and Adaptation: An evaluation of response mechanisms to changing waterrelated risks in rural areas of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta

Schwab, Maria. Nature and Values of Coping and Adaptation: An evaluation of response mechanisms to changing waterrelated risks in rural areas of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta. University of Bonn, 2014.

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  • Sub-type Doctoral thesis
    Author Schwab, Maria
    Title Nature and Values of Coping and Adaptation: An evaluation of response mechanisms to changing waterrelated risks in rural areas of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta
    Year 2014
    University University of Bonn
    Department Geography
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security
    Pages XVIII, 271 pages
    Language eng
    Abstract Drivers, characteristics and barriers of beneficial and adapted response mechanisms to water-related risks in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta (VMD) are at the centre of this PhD research. These subject matters owe their importance to a manifold range of factors. Water is at the fore as the most formative element for landscapes and societies in the VMD – not only in its function as a vital source of livelihood but also as a threatening natural hazard. Water-related hazards have changed and will continue to change amidst a vibrant socio-economic setting and a fundamentally changing climate. These looming threats and the ongoing changes require action if the prospering character of Vietnam’s rice bowl is to be maintained. Long-term and short-term-oriented response mechanisms have thus aroused a great deal of interest in science, practice and in the public debate. Strategic assessments of the nature and values of risk-related measures have, however, rarely been addressed in the Mekong Delta context. This research has therefore brought evaluation of coping and adaptation in the context of water-related risks into focus.
    Keyword Mekong delta
    Coping and adaptation strategies
    Water-related risks
    Copyright Holder United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security
    Copyright Year 2014
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9783944535302
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