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dc.contributor.authorLacombe, Guillaume
dc.contributor.authorDouangsavanh, Somphasith
dc.contributor.authorBaker, J.
dc.contributor.authorHoanh, Chu Thai
dc.contributor.authorBartlett, R.
dc.contributor.authorJeuland, M.
dc.contributor.authorPhongpachith, C.
dc.identifier.citationLacombe, Guillaume; Douangsavanh, S.; Baker, J.; Hoanh, Chu Thai; Bartlett, R.; Jeuland, M.; Phongpachith, C. 2014. Are hydropower and irrigation development complements or substitutes?: the example of the Nam Ngum River in the Mekong Basin. Water International, 39(5):649-670. doi:
dc.description.abstractHydropower and irrigation developments to address rising demand for food and energy are modifying the water balance of the Mekong Basin. Infrastructure investment decisions are also frequently made from a sub-catchment perspective. This paper compares river flows with irrigation development stages in the Nam Ngum sub-basin where the potential for irrigation and hydropower expansion is largely untapped. It shows that full hydropower development in this basin allows irrigation water use to triple, even as it reduces competition with environmental flow requirements. The implications for the wider Mekong are, however, unclear, particularly given uncertainty over parallel transformations elsewhere in the basin.
dc.titleAre hydropower and irrigation development complements or substitutes?: the example of the Nam Ngum River in the Mekong Basin
dc.typeJournal Article
cg.identifier.statusLimited Access
cg.river.basinNAM NGUM
cg.river.basinVIENTIANE PLAIN
cg.subject.iwmiWATER POWER
cg.subject.iwmiRIVER BASINS
cg.subject.iwmiWATER RESOURCES
cg.subject.iwmiIRRIGATED LAND
cg.subject.iwmiIRRIGATION WATER
cg.subject.iwmiWATER DEMAND
cg.subject.iwmiWATER BALANCE
cg.subject.iwmiSIMULATION MODELS
cg.subject.iwmiDRY SEASON
cg.contributor.crpWater, Land and Ecosystems
cg.identifier.wlethemeDecision Analysis and Information
cg.identifier.wlethemeManaging Resource Variability and Competing Use

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