Socio-economic and Ecological Issues in the Mekong River Basin

By Jennifer Martin and Michael Buxton.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Sustainable development in the Mekong River basin is dependent upon the design and implementation of policies and procedures that support environment protection and social and economic development. Integrated river basin management promotes regional governance to deal with complex economic, social and environmental issues by facilitating relationship building, information exchange and policy development among the countries that depend upon the river and its tributaries for their livelihood.

Keywords: Sustainable Development, Integrated River Basin Management, Mutual Benefit

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.251-260. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 882.037KB).

Dr. Jennifer Martin

Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University, Macleod, Victoria, Australia

Jennifer Martin is an Associate Professor of Social Work at RMIT University in Melbourne. She coordinates teaching in conflict resolution and mediation and is a mediation practitioner. Together with Michael Buxton she conducted a conflict resolution workshop for the Mekong River Commission on sustainable land and water use in the Mekong River Basin.

Associate Prof. Michael Buxton

Associate Professor, School of Global Studies Social Science and Planning, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Michael Buxton is an Associate Professor of Environment and Planning at RMIT University in Melbourne. He has led several projects investigating sustainable land and water use both locally and internationally, including the Mekong River Basin. He has held senior government and academic positions and is a leader in this field.


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