1. Living with the Mekong: climate change and urban development in Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta: (Sách tặng) / a travel report of Joep Janssen ; with photo-essays from Wytske van Keulen. - [Wageningen] : Blauwdruk , 2015. 287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Số phận loại: 307.12/J35/2015/ TK01894

2. Development of farming systems in the Mekong delta of Vietnam / editors: Vo Tong Xuan, Shigeo Matsui. - Tp. Ho Chi Minh : Nxb. Tp. Ho Chi Minh , 1998. 318 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 23 cm. - (Tài liệu theo Chương trình đào tạo).

Số phận loại: 338.16/D489/1998/ MD066398

3. Literature analysis: Challenges to sustainable development in the Mekong Delta: Regional and national policy issues and research needs / Editors: Tran Thanh Be, Bach Tan Sinh, Fiona Miller. - Thailand : The Sustainable Mekong Research Network , 2010. 208p. ; 30cm.
Số phận loại: 915/L775/2010/ MD028419; MD028175

4. Application of PRA: The existing situation and problems Identification of agriculture in the Mekong Delta/ Duong Ngoc Thanh, Ryuichi Yamada. - Can Tho : Tre publishing house , 2004. 136tr ; 26cm.

Số phận loại: 630/Th107/2004/ MD034904

5. Development of new technologies and their practice for sustainable farming systems in the Mekong Delta Proceedings of the 2000 annual workshop of JIRCAS Mekong Delta Project Mekong Delta Farming Systems R&D Institute. - 1st. - Cantho University : Mekong Delda Farming Systems R & D Institude , 2000.323p : ill ; 29cm.

Số phận loại: 338.1/J61/2000/MD026474

6. Development of new technologies and their practice for sustainable farming systems in the Mekong Delta Proceedings of the 2000 annual workshop of JIRCAS Mekong Delta Project, November 14-17, 2000 JIRCAS. - Can Tho : Can Tho Univ , 2000.319 tr ; 30 cm.
Số phận loại: 338.16/J36-VTX/2000/ MD054430

7. Development of new technologies and their practice for sustainable farming systems in the Mekong Delta Proceedings of the 2001 annual workshop of JIRCAS Mekong Delta Project, November 27-29, 2001 JIRCAS. - Can Tho : Can Tho University , 2001. 350 tr ; 29 cm.

Số phận loại: 338.16/J36-VTX/2001/MD054433; MD054434

8. Development of new technologies and their practice for sustainable farming systems in the Mekong Delta Proceedings of the 2002 annual workshop of JIRCAS Mekong Delta Project, November 26-28, 2002 JIRCAS. - Can Tho : Can Tho Univ , 2002. 398 tr ; 30 cm.

Số phận loại: 338.16/J36-VTX/2002/ MD054431; MD054432

9. Development of new technologies and their practice for sustainable farming systems in the Mekong Delta Proceedings of the Final Workshop of JIRCAS Mekong Delta Project, November 25-26, 2003 JIRCAS. - Can Tho : Can Tho Univ , 2003. 596 tr ; 30 cm.
Số phận loại: 338.16/J36-VTX/2003/MD054429

10. Rice - shrimp farming in the Mekong Delta: biophysical and socioeconomic issues/  Nigel Preston, Helena Clayton. - Canberra : Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research , 2003. 170 tr ; 24 cm.

Số phận loại: 639.58/P937-VTX/2003/ MD054447



1. Development strategy of the agricultural cooperatives in the Mekong delta, Vietnam - Significance of diversification into business and activities / Trần Minh Hải. - Japan : Kagoshima University , 2014. 186 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.

Số phận loại: 334/H103/ 2014/LV00145

2. Vulnerability to saline intrusion and adaptation options for rice and fish farming households in the Mekong delta of Vietnam : Doctoral thesis / Nguyễn Hữu Trí ; Assoc. Prof. Sansanee Choowaew, Kulvadee Kansuntisukmongkol, Duong Văn Ni (advisors). - ThaiLand : Mahidol University , 2016. xv, 186 p. ; 30 cm + 1 CD-Rom.

Số phận loại: 338.14/Tr300/ 2016/ LV00280

3. Dike construction, social differentiation and local adaptive strategies : A case study of a farming village in the Mekong delta, Vietnam : A thesis submitted to the graduate school in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of arts in sustainable development / Võ Duy Thanh. - Thailand : Chiang Mai University , 2009. 221 p : ill ; 30 cm + 1CD

Số phận loại: 630/Th107/ 2009/ LV00078

4. Soil degradation of raised beds on orchards in the Mekong Delta field and laboratory methods / Pham Van Quang. - Sweden : Sweden , 2013. xvi, 95 tr ; 23 cm.

Số phận loại: 631.4/Qu106/2013/ LV00097

5. Social capital, livelihood diversification and households' resilience to floods in the Vietnamese Mekong River Delta / Nguyen Van Kien. - Australian : Australian National University , 2013. xxii, 295 tr : ill. ; 27 cm.

Số phận loại: 363.3493/K305/2013/LV00100

6. Environmental impacts from feeds used in aquaculture systems in the vicinity of Mekong River, Vietnam / Chau Thi Da. - Thailand : Asian Institute of Technology , 2007. ix, 77 p : ill ; 30 cm.

Số phận loại: 639.8/D100/2007/LV00070

7. Mapping paddy cultivation and crop burn areas using modis in Mekong delta, Vietnam / Phạm Duy Tiễn. - Thailand : School of Engineering and technology Thailand , 2011. 79 p. : bảng đồ ; 27 cm.

Số phận loại: 526.9/T305/2011/ LV00106



1. Vulnerability of rice production in Mekong River Delta under impacts from floods, salinity and climate change/ Nguyen Ngoc Thuy, Hoang Ha Anh

Abstract: This study sought to estimate the floods and salinity impact index and climate change vulnerability index for the rice farming provinces in Mekong River Delta. In both indexes, Tra Vinh province and the communes within it have the highest index value, followed by other coastal provinces. The estimation showed that the rice production in these areas are being threatened and will be worsen if there is no appropriate plan to cope with the changes in climate condition and extreme events. The results for the simulation model of paddy yield under different scenarios showed decreases in the paddy yield in Mekong River Delta. Specifically, the yield of Spring paddy decreases 6%, Autumn paddy decreases 2%, Winter paddy decreases 4% and Autumn-winter paddy decreases 4% in 2050. From these results, the climate change adaptation and mitigation policies in this delta is suggested to be focused reducing the exposure to sea level rise; upgrading the irrigation system for paddy planting since the coastal provinces have high rate of rain-fed paddy, vulnerability can also be reduced by enhancing the adaptive capacity of provinces through subsidizing and providing farmers with new paddy varieties which are more tolerant to salinity.

International Journal on Advanced Science Enginneering Information Techonoly

2. Mangrove forests and aquaculture in the Mekong River Delta/ Thuy Dang Truong, Luat Huu Do

Abstract: The mangrove area in Viet Nam is dramatically decreasing in the last decades. Since 1995, mangrove forests in south Viet Nam are allotted and contracted to households for protection, management and logging. Under this policy, households are allowed to convert 20–40% of the allotted forests into other uses, mainly shrimp farming. Most households develop mixed shrimp-mangrove farming systems, in which shrimp ponds are mixed with mangrove forest. With the poor enforcement of the forest assignment policy, however, the mangrove forest is over-extracted as farmers are converting more than the allowed level for larger water surface areas for shrimp farming and higher returns. In this study, we examine the impacts of mangrove coverage of mixed mangroveshrimp ponds using the production and profit functions. Our analyses show that mangrove density has no impacts on shrimp farming. However, mangrove coverage affects productivity and profit of shrimp farming. The optimal mangrove coverage for shrimp farming is found to be approximately 60%. This implies that maintaining the level of mangrove coverage of 60% does not only to comply with the policy, but also bring about the highest level of output and profit for shrimp farmers.

Land Use Policy Journal

3. Measuring household resilience to floods: A case study in the Vietnamese Mekong River Delta/ Kien V. Nguyen

Abstract: The flood is a well-known phenomenon in the Vietnamese Mekong River Delta (MRD). Although people have experienced the impact of floods for years, some adapt well, but others are vulnerable to floods. Resilience to floods is a useful concept to study the capacity of rural households to cope with, adapt to, and benefit from floods. Knowledge of the resilience of households to floods can help disaster risk managers to design policies for living with floods. Most researchers attempt to define the concept of resilience; very little research operationalizes it in the real context of "living with floods". We employ a subjective well-being approach to measure households’ resilience to floods. Items that related to households' capacity to cope with, adapt to, and benefit from floods were developed using both a five-point Likert scale and dichotomous responses. A factor analysis using a standardized form of data was employed to identify underlying factors that explain different properties of households’ resilience to floods. Three properties of households’ resilience to floods were found: (1) households' confidence in securing food, income, health, and evacuation during floods and recovery after floods; (2) households' confidence in securing their homes not being affected by a large flood event such as the 2000 flood; (3) households' interests in learning and practicing new flood-based farming practices that are fully adapted to floods for improving household income during the flood season. The findings assist in designing adaptive measures to cope with future flooding in the MRD.

Ecology and Society Journal

4. Development of the statistical model for monitoring salinization in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam using remote sensing data and In‐situ measurements +/ Nguyen Nguyen Vu, Le Van Trung, Tran Thi Van

Abstract: This article presents the methodology for developing a statistical model for monitoring salinity intrusion in the Mekong Delta based on the integration of satellite imagery and in‐situ measurements. We used Landsat‐8 Operational Land Imager and Thermal Infrared Sensor (Landsat‐ 8 OLI and TIRS) satellite data to establish the relationship between the planetary reflectance and the ground measured data in the dry season during 2014. The three spectral bands (blue, green, red) and the principal component band were used to obtain the most suitable models. The selected model showed a good correlation with the exponential function of the principal component band and the ground measured data (R2 > 0.8). Simulation of the salinity distribution along the river shows the intrusion of a 4 g/L salt boundary from the estuary to the inner field of more than 50 km. The developed model will be an active contribution, providing managers with adaptation and response solutions suitable for intrusion in the estuary as well as the inner field of the Mekong Delta.

Proceedings 2018

5. Identification of sea level rise impacts on the Mekong Delta and orientation of adaptation activities

Abstract: The Mekong Delta comprises 13 provinces of Long An, Tien Giang, Vinh Long, Ben Tre, ,ong Thap, Tra Vinh, Can Tho, Hau Giang, Bac Lieu, Soc Trang, An Giang, Kien Giang, and Ca Mau, with the land area of 39,712 km2 making up 12.1% of the whole country area. The population is about 17.4 million people in 2006, occupying 21% of the whole country population. The Mekong Delta is located in an important area special on socio-economic development in Viet Nam. Comparing to the whole nation, agricultural output of the Delta accounts for 50%, exported food productions are about 90%, fruit trees and aquaculture products are about 70%. The Mekong Delta is a low land area under strong effect of the East Sea (South China sea) and West Sea (Thailand gulf). Apart from some hilly regions in An Giang and Kien Giang, most of the natural area of the Delta has a very low elevation (below +2.0m). The high water level of the East Sea tide (rising up to +2.14m) is an agent transmitting the tidal effect to the extremely far Mekong Delta area along main rivers. Due to the low natural relief under high tide of the East and West Seas, the Mekong Delta would suffer great harm under the effect of sea water rising in the future. According to the 2007 IPCC interim recommendation, in case of sea level rises-up to 1m, an area of 15,000 to 20,000 km2 in the Mekong Delta would be flooded, resulting in millions of people having to move their housings and agricultural production being seriously reduced. If the effect of the sea level rising on the Delta is not properly cared and studied for preparing a strategic action plan, the damages would be very big to the Vietnam economy and food security in the area. Within this article, it would only cover some initial ideas only for an identification of impacts of the sea level rising on the Mekong Delt and recommend orientation of adaptation activities.

Hydraulic Enginieering Consultants Corporation No.II

6. Has dyke development in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta shifted flood hazard downstream?/ Nguyen Van Khanh Triet, Nguyen Viet Dung, Hideto Fujii, Matti Kummu, Bruno Merz and Heiko Apel

Abstract: In the Vietnamese part of the Mekong Delta (VMD) the areas with three rice crops per year have been expanded rapidly during the last 15 years. Paddy-rice cultivation during the flood season has been made possible by implementing high-dyke flood defenses and flood control structures. However, there are widespread claims that the highdyke system has increased water levels in downstream areas. Our study aims at resolving this issue by attributing observed changes in flood characteristics to high-dyke construction and other possible causes. Maximum water levels and duration above the flood alarm level are analysed for gradual trends and step changes at different discharge gauges. Strong and robust increasing trends of peak water levels and duration downstream of the high-dyke areas are found with a step change in 2000/2001, i.e. immediately after the disastrous flood which initiated the high-dyke development. These changes are in contrast to the negative trends detected at stations upstream of the high-dyke areas. This spatially different behaviour of changes in flood characteristics seems to support the public claims. To separate the impact of the highdyke development from the impact of the other drivers – i.e. changes in the flood hydrograph entering the Mekong Delta, and changes in the tidal dynamics – hydraulic model simulations of the two recent large flood events in 2000 and 2011 are performed. The hydraulic model is run for a set of scenarios whereas the different drivers are interchanged. The simulations reveal that for the central VMD an increase of 9–13 cm in flood peak and 15 days in duration can be attributed to high-dyke development. However, for this area the tidal dynamics have an even larger effect in the range of 19–32 cm. However, the relative contributions of the three drivers of change vary in space across the delta. In summary, our study confirms the claims that the high-dyke development has raised the flood hazard downstream. However, it is not the only and not the most important driver of the observed changes. It has to be noted that changes in tidal levels caused by sea level rise in combination with the widely observed land subsidence and the temporal coincidence of high water levels and spring tides have even larger impacts. It is recommended to develop flood risk management strategies using the high-dyke areas as retention zones to mitigate the flood hazard downstream.

Hydrology Earth System Science Journal


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