Kate Lazarus, Nathan Badenoch, Nga Dao and Bernadette P. Resurreccion
Water Governance, Water Rights, Mekong Region, Participation in Decision-making, Water Transfer Planning, Northeast Thailand, Local People’s Participation, Involuntary Resettlement in Vietnam, Son La Hydropower Project, Access and Equity, Competition for Water Resources, Gender, Commercialization, Fisheries-Aquaculture Divide, Nutrition, Regional Development Pathways, Food Rights, Livelihood and Environment Trade-offs, Industrial Water Use, Wastewater Management, Peri-Urban Hanoi, Climate Vulnerability, Climate Change, Socio-economic Implications, Seeking Justice
This book reviews the issues faced by people living in the Mekong River region, in South East Asia, who are increasingly being marginalised and under-represented by the big businesses, planners and politicians – the powerful elite – influencing and deciding the trajectories of development in the region.
It also shows how complex human- and nature-induced developments in the Mekong Region are increasingly widening existing gaps in wealth, resource access and power. Fair and equal fields for decision-making and governance are needed to strengthen not only the rights but also the resilience of vulnerable groups and communities against uncertainty, particularly for climate-related changes. The authors show how vitally important it is that water governance is democratised to allow a more equitable sharing of water resources and counteract the pressures of economic growth.
Kate Lazarus, et al (eds), Water Rights and Social Justice in the Mekong Region (Earthscan, 2011)