Watershed classification in the Lower Mekong Basin: Rapid economic growth - a source of increasing potential for conflict over resource use

Heinimann, Andreas; Breu, Thomas; Kohler, Thomas (2005). Watershed classification in the Lower Mekong Basin: Rapid economic growth - a source of increasing potential for conflict over resource use. Mountain Research and Development, 25(2), pp. 180-182. International Mountain Society 10.1659/0276-4741(2005)025[0181:WCITLM]2.0.CO;2

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In the Lower Mekon Basin the extraordinary pace of economic development and growth contradicts with environmental protection. On base of the Watershed Classification Project (WSCP) and the inclusion of a DTM for the entire LMB the potential degradation risk was derived for each land unit. The risks were grouped into five classes, where classes one and two are considered critical with regard to soil erosion when the land is cleared of natural resources. For practical use the database has an enormous potential for further spatial analysis in combination with other datasets, as for example the NCCR North-South uses the WSCP within two research projects.

Item Type: Journal Article (Original Article)
Division/Institute: 08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > NCCR North-South Management Centre (discontinued)
10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
UniBE Contributor: Heinimann, Andreas; Breu, Thomas Michael and Kohler, Thomas
Subjects: 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
900 History > 910 Geography & travel
ISSN: 0276-4741
Publisher: International Mountain Society
Language: English
Submitter: Melissa Hofstetter
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2015 11:12
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2015 11:12
Publisher DOI: 10.1659/0276-4741(2005)025[0181:WCITLM]2.0.CO;2
BORIS DOI: 10.7892/boris.71748
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/71748

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