Introduction

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Part of the Water Resources Development and Management book series (WRDM)

Abstract

In the scope of the German-Vietnamese research project “Land Use and Climate Change Interactions in Central Vietnam” (LUCCi) funded by the German and Vietnamese research ministries BMBF and MOST, a variety of feedbacks in a dynamically developing socio-ecological system were assessed during the period of 2010–2016. The study region, the Vu Gia Thu Bon river basin, provides manifold ecosystem services for the provinces Da Nang and Quang Nam and supplies the population with water, food and energy. It is exposed to numerous challenges as rapid hydropower development, urbanisation, industrialisation, and expanding tourism along the coasts of both provinces. Strategies for sustainable resource use were developed in the framework of the LUCCi project that can cope with the increasing pressure placed on the land and water resources in the region. Crucial local and national stakeholders who are entrusted with the management of the land and water resources were included from the start to ensure demand-oriented research and simultaneously to contribute to capacity development. The research results were made available to the province governments as well as relevant national and regional institutions. This book presents selected application-oriented results of the multifarious research project LUCCi, in which numerous German and Vietnamese scientists as well as international organisations participated. Especially the usability of the results for resource planning by the involved regional and national stakeholders was taken into consideration in selecting the contributions.

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© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and SubtropicsTechnical University of Applied SciencesCologneGermany

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