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Historically, land and water management within many coastal deltas has focused on the exclusion of saline water flows that move upstream from the coast. However, this approach fails to recognize the diversity of rural livelihoods and ecosystems in coastal deltaic areas, the environmental consequences of altering natural saline water flows and the emergence of new activities such as shrimp farming that require brackish water.
Focusing on the developing contries of Asia, Africa and South America, chapters explore the diverse livelihoods of people in these areas, the impact of land-water management on environments, new techniques and methodologies and lessons learned in land and water management to solve the conflicts between agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries.
Part 1: Introduction; 1.Policy, Planning and Management at the Land-Water Interface; Part 2: Aquaculture and Fisheries; 2.Aquatic Resources and Environmental Variability in Bac Lieu Province (Southern Vietnam); 3.Integrating Aquaculture in Coastal River Planning: The Case of Dagupan City, Philippines; 4.Evolution of Shrimp Aquaculture Systems in the Coastal Zones of Bangladesh and Vietnam: A Comparison; 5.Ecological Risk Assessment of an Alien Aquatic Species: A Case Study of Litopenaeus vannamei (Pacific Whiteleg Shrimp) Aquaculture in the Bangpakong River, Thailand; 6.Ability of Litopenaeus vannamei to Survive and Compete with Local Marine Shrimp Species in the Bangpakong River, Thailand; 7.Improving the Productivity of Rice-Shrimp Systems in the Southwest Coastal Region of Bangladesh; 8.Zooplankton Dynamics and Appropriate Management Approach for Blue-swimming Crab in Kung Krabaen Bay, Thailand; 9.Rebuilding Resilient Shrimp Aquaculture in Southeast Asia: Disease Management, Coastal Ecology and Decision Making; 10.Integrated Management of Aquatic Resources: A Bayesian Approach to Water Control and Trade-offs in Southern Vietnam. Part 3: Agriculture; 11.Soil Characteristics of Saline and Non-saline Deltas of Bangladesh; 12.Designing Resilient Rice Varieties for Coastal Deltas Using Modern Breeding Tools; 13.The Right Rice in the Right Place: Systematic Exchange and Farmer-based Evaluation of Rice Germplasm for Salt-affected Areas; 14.Rice Varieties and Cultural Management Practices for High and Sustained Productivity in the Coastal Wetlands of Southern Bangladesh; 15.Boro Rice for Food Security in the Coastal West Bengal, India; 16.Strategies for Improving and Stabilizing Rice Productivity in the Coastal Zones of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam; 17.Diversified Cropping Systems in a Coastal Province of The Mekong Delta, Vietnam: From Testing to Out-scaling; 18.Improving Rice Productivity in Coastal Saline Soils of the Mahanadi Delta of India through Integrated Nutrient Management; 19.Crop Diversification for Improving Water Productivity and Rural Livelihoods in Coastal Saline Soils of the Mahanadi Delta, India; 20.Water Supply and Demand for Dry Season Rice in the Coastal Polders of Bangladesh; Part 4: Communities and Governance; 21.An Analysis of Environmental Policy Strategies for Coastal Land Conservation in Thailand; 22.Conflicts and Governance: Perspectives on an Eastern and a Western Coastal Wetland in India; 23.Farmers' Assessment of Resource Management and Farm Level Technological Interventions in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam; 24.Assessing Needs, Constraints and Livelihood Opportunities in Coastal Saline Environments: A Case in Orissa, India; 25.Participatory Management of Coastal Resources: A Case Study of Baganchra-Badurgacha Sub-project in the Southwest of Bangladesh; 26.Learning to Build Resilient Coastal Communities: Post-tsunami Recovery in Sri Lanka and Indonesia; 27.Social Vulnerability to Coastal Hazards in Southeast Asia: A Synthesis of Research Insights; Part 5: Coastal and Delta Environments; 28.An Extended Hydrological Classification for Mangrove Rehabilitation Projects: A Case Study in Vietnam; 29.Coastal Transects Analysis of Chao Phraya Delta, Thailand; 30.Mangrove System Sustainability: Public Incentives and Local Strategies in West Africa; 31.Assessing the Impact of Small Scale Coastal Embankment: A Case Study of an LGED Polder in Bangladesh; 32.Dynamics of Livelihoods and Resource Use Strategies in Different Ecosystems of the Coastal Zones of Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam; 33.Utilization of Aquatic Resources Along the North Brazilian Coast with Special Reference to Mangroves as Fish Nurseries.