Impacts of natural resource-led development on the Mekong energy system

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Foran, Tira

Foran, Tira


2013-05-30


Book Chapter


The Water-Food-Energy Nexus in the Mekong Region: Assessing Development Strategies Considering Cross-Sectoral and Transboundary Impacts


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105-142


Alexander Smajgl and John Ward


How might mainstream hydropower dams, irrigation, sea-level rise, upland rubber, enhanced rail connectivity, and smelting aluminium affect the energy system of mainland Southeast Asia? Upon considering impacts, what implications emerge for sustainable natural resource and infrastructural development? This chapter describes the Mekong Region’s energy system, focusing on how six sets of potential changes introduced in Chap. 1 may impact on it. We approach the energy system through eight dimensions: energy metabolism, governance, availability, access, affordability, long-term sustainability of supply, resilience, and environmental sustainability. The analysis identifies possible impacts of each of the six potential developments on the system, individually as well as cumulatively.


Springer


energy security; impact assessment; Southeast Asia; hydropower; ethanol; infrastructure


Environmental Impact Assessment


https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6120-3_4


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013.


EP125161


Book chapter


English


Foran, Tira. Impacts of natural resource-led development on the Mekong energy system. In: Alexander Smajgl and John Ward, editor/s. The Water-Food-Energy Nexus in the Mekong Region: Assessing Development Strategies Considering Cross-Sectoral and Transboundary Impacts. Springer; 2013. 105-142. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6120-3_4



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