The Megadeltas of Asia: interlinkage of land and sea, and human development
Article first published online: 19 JUL 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Volume 36, Issue 12, pages 1703–1704, 30 September 2011
How to Cite
Chen, Z. and Saito, Y. (2011), The Megadeltas of Asia: interlinkage of land and sea, and human development. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms, 36: 1703–1704. doi: 10.1002/esp.2190
- Issue published online: 9 SEP 2011
- Article first published online: 19 JUL 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 JUN 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 29 MAY 2011
- Manuscript Received: 2 MAR 2011
This special issue describes research arising from the megadelta project of the Asia-Pacific-Networks (APN), undertaken between 2004 and 2009 (www.megadelta.ecnu.edu.cn). Numerous delta-coast scientists from more than 20 countries were involved in the project concerned with developing our knowledge of land–estuarine–coastal interactions in megadeltas, and with fusing this knowledge with societal development and management. Project workshops were held in Bangkok (2004), Ho Chi Minh City (2005), Dhaka (2007) and Shanghai (2008) with over 500 participants. The main objectives of the project were: (1) development of regional databases; (2) understanding of delta formation and associated fluxes between land and sea; (3) knowledge transfer and building research capacity; and (4) understanding how better social management might follow. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.