Floods and Farmers

Politics, Economics and Environmental Impacts of Dyke Construction in the Mekong Delta / Vietnam

By Pham Cong Huu

The Mekong Delta of Vietnam is extremely vulnerable to floods and, therefore, the establishment of dike systems is generally considered an appropriate approach to flood control. Based on intensive field work in the heart of the Delta, this dissertation investigates current dike planning practices, as well as its implementation at district and commune levels. The research reveals numerous shortcomings with regard to planning and shows that the dike system also produces adverse negative impacts on the ecosystems and livelihoods. Dissertation. (Series: ZEF Development Studies - Vol. 18)


200 pages

Publication Date: 1/11/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643901675