9789670960449

Water Governance Dynamics in The Mekong Region


Description

Editors: David J.H. Blake & Lisa Robins
Format: Paperback 322 pp.
Subjects: Development, Environment & Ecology, Southeast Asia
Publisher: SIRD
Published: 2016
ISBN: 9789670960449
Price: RM50.00

 

The Mekong Program on Water, Environment and Resilience (M-POWER) is a network of organizations and individuals collaborating to democratize water governance in the Mekong Region. Since 2006, M-POWER has developed and implemented a wide range of activities across Cambodia, southern China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Younger and older scholars, practitioners and ex-officials have probed water resources decision-making, prodded policy actors on their positions, and proposed ways for more inclusive, deliberative and adaptive water governance. Water Governance Dynamics in the Mekong Region is the fifth and final book in this series. A decade on and it is far from obvious that the promises of democratization and improved public accountability are inevitable. The need for multi-disciplinary scholarship and constructive contestation remains.

CONTENTS

1. Introduction: A Backdrop to Water Governance Dynamics in the Mekong Region
David J.H. Blake and Lisa Robins

2. Iron Triangles, Rectangles or Golden Pentagons? Understanding Power Relations in Irrigation Development Paradigms of Northeast Thailand and Northern Cambodia
David J.H. Blake

3. Arenas of Water Justice on Transboundary Rivers: A Case Study of the Xayaburi Dam, Laos
Carl Middleton and Ashley Pritchard

4. Diverted Justice: The Lower Sesan 2 Dam and the Role of Law in Cambodian Hydropower Development
Maureen Harris

5. China’s Dam Diplomacy in the Mekong Region: Three Game Changers
Pichamon Yeophantong

6. Hydropower Decision-making in Myanmar: Insights from Myitsone Dam
Zhu Xianghui, Tira Foran and David Fullbrook

7. Social Movement Resistance to “Accumulation by Dispossession” in Myanmar: A Case Study of the Ka Lone Htar Dam near the Dawei Special Economic Zone
Zaw Aung and Carl Middleton

8. “Fishing–Farming” Communities around Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia: Fisheries Reforms, Natural Resource Management and Changing Livelihood Patterns
Borin Un

9. Water Governance in a Changing Era: Perspectives on Vietnam
Tien L.T. Du, Duong D. Bui, Xuan T. Quach and Lisa Robins

10. Dike Compartments in the Mekong Delta: Case Studies in Water Governance, Farming Systems and Adaptation to Water-Regime Changes in An Giang Province, Vietnam
Nguyen Van Kien, David Dumaresq and Charles Howie