Sustainable Development of Rice and Water Resources in Mainland Southeast Asia and Mekong River Basin

  • Tuyet L. Cosslett
  • Patrick D. Cosslett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Tuyet L. Cosslett, Patrick D. Cosslett
    Pages 1-4
  3. Tuyet L. Cosslett, Patrick D. Cosslett
    Pages 85-114
  4. Tuyet L. Cosslett, Patrick D. Cosslett
    Pages 115-142
  5. Tuyet L. Cosslett, Patrick D. Cosslett
    Pages 143-146
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 147-148

About this book


This book highlights rice and water resources security in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam – countries that share the international Mekong River, which is a source of both regional cooperation and conflict. It discusses the topography, population, economy, rice production and rice trade of these four riparian countries, and analyses the impacts of climate change, El Nino and La Nina, and the construction of Mekong mainstream dams on water resources and rice productivity. Further, this publication assesses the role of the Mekong River Commission, a river basin organization responsible for the sustainable development and water resource management of the Mekong, and examines regional cooperation frameworks such as the Lower Mekong Initiative, and the Mekong-Japan Summit. The book then explores the emerging role of China in promoting the Lancang-Mekong cooperation between China and Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam in developing the Mekong River Basin, which could determine the future water and rice security of the region.


Rice cultivation Mekong river water Climate change Mekong mainstream dams Regional cooperation Rice production Food security Water security Xayaburi dam Don Sahong dam Mekong River Commission Lower Mekong Basin Rice consumption Rice trade Mekong cooperation frameworks Greater Mekong Subregion Lower Mekong Initiative Mekong-Japan Summit Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Mechanism Paddy land

Authors and affiliations

  • Tuyet L. Cosslett
    • 1
  • Patrick D. Cosslett
    • 2
  1. 1.AshburnUSA
  2. 2.AshburnUSA

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