MEKONG RIVER
THE LIFE-GIVING RIVER
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=Mekong+River
+fisherman&um=1&hl=th&client=safari&sa=N&rls...
What do you know about the
Mekong River?
✤ Group Work
✤ Make a list of facts and information
you think you know about the
...
Facts:The Mekong
✤ The longest river of SEA
✤ 4,900 kilometers / 3,000 miles
✤ From Yunnan to South China Sea
✤ China, Mya...
The Mekong River
http://www.yunnanadventure.com/UploadFiles/Yunnan-Tour-Photos/TPRT005/Lancang-River-Grand-Canyon1.jpg
The Mekong River
The Mekong River
The Mekong River
The Mekong River
The Mekong River
The Life-Giving River
2 %
16 %
35 %
18 %
18 %
11 %
✤ 60 million people
✤ Lower Mekong Basin - Laos,
Thailand, Cambodia, Vi...
What makes the Mekong
special?
✤ Rise and fall of water levels during
wet/dry seasons
✤ Flood carries fertile silt.
✤ Hort...
What makes the Mekong
special?
✤ Rise and fall of water levels during
wet/dry seasons
✤ Flood carries fertile silt.
✤ Hort...
What makes the Mekong
special?
✤ Rise and fall of water levels during
wet/dry seasons
✤ Flood carries fertile silt.
✤ Hort...
Tonle Sap
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5039980
✤ The largest freshwater lake in SEA
✤ A combined l...
Tonle Sap
✤ Natural flood during rainy season
✤ The river rises enough to reverse its
course.
✤ Water flows backward into th...
Tonle Sap
✤ Natural flood during rainy season
✤ The river rises enough to reverse its
course.
✤ Water flows backward into th...
Tonle SapWetland
http://www.srisiamholidays.com/images/stories/Cambodia/Maps/cambodia%20wetland.gif
✤ Wetland- area that s...
Tonle SapWetland
http://www.srisiamholidays.com/images/stories/Cambodia/Maps/cambodia%20wetland.gif
✤ Wetland- area that s...
Tonle Sap ✤ Large flood plain
✤ Rich biodiversity
✤ Fertile sediment
✤ Most productive inland fisheries
✤ 230,000 tons of fis...
Video Clip
✤ What is water festival like?
✤ How do the local people fish?
✤ In what ways are the Mekong River
and the Tonle...
Mekong River Commission (MRC)
http://worldinsidepictures.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/914.jpghttp://www.youtube.com/watc...
http://www.mrcmekong.org/about-the-mrc/
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=Mekong+River
+fisherman&um=1&hl=th&client=safari&sa=...
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  1. 1. MEKONG RIVER THE LIFE-GIVING RIVER http://www.google.com/imgres?q=Mekong+River +fisherman&um=1&hl=th&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1020&bih=635&tbm=isch&tbnid=dmA2_xSjN7FijM:&imgrefurl=http://www.britannica.com/ bps/media-view/92881/1/0/0&docid=oAm2SyrwTYRwNM&imgurl=http://media-3.web.britannica.com/eb-media// 21/93121-050-878F4D70.jpg&w=1600&h=1097&ei=6_m_TvHJMonLrQfv9IW_AQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=710&vpy=306&dur=2164&hovh=186&hovw=271& tx=174&ty=97&sig=106310772108964024319&page=1&tbnh=135&tbnw=153&start=0&ndsp=13&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0
  2. 2. What do you know about the Mekong River? ✤ Group Work ✤ Make a list of facts and information you think you know about the Mekong River ✤ No TALKING
  3. 3. Facts:The Mekong ✤ The longest river of SEA ✤ 4,900 kilometers / 3,000 miles ✤ From Yunnan to South China Sea ✤ China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam ✤ 44% of its course is in China.
  4. 4. The Mekong River http://www.yunnanadventure.com/UploadFiles/Yunnan-Tour-Photos/TPRT005/Lancang-River-Grand-Canyon1.jpg
  5. 5. The Mekong River
  6. 6. The Mekong River
  7. 7. The Mekong River
  8. 8. The Mekong River
  9. 9. The Mekong River
  10. 10. The Life-Giving River 2 % 16 % 35 % 18 % 18 % 11 % ✤ 60 million people ✤ Lower Mekong Basin - Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam ✤ Connected to river’s natural cycles ✤ 80% of protein needs ✤ Diverse, productive inland fisheries ✤ 2.6 million tons a year http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTEASTASIAPACIFIC/Resources/ 226262-1151703454492/Mekong_MWRAS_hydromap.gif
  11. 11. What makes the Mekong special? ✤ Rise and fall of water levels during wet/dry seasons ✤ Flood carries fertile silt. ✤ Horticulture, agriculture in Mekong Delta ✤ Productive rice farming in Thailand, Vietnam
  12. 12. What makes the Mekong special? ✤ Rise and fall of water levels during wet/dry seasons ✤ Flood carries fertile silt. ✤ Horticulture, agriculture in Mekong Delta ✤ Productive rice farming in Thailand, Vietnam
  13. 13. What makes the Mekong special? ✤ Rise and fall of water levels during wet/dry seasons ✤ Flood carries fertile silt. ✤ Horticulture, agriculture in Mekong Delta ✤ Productive rice farming in Thailand, Vietnam
  14. 14. Tonle Sap http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5039980 ✤ The largest freshwater lake in SEA ✤ A combined lake and river system ✤ UNESCO biosphere, 1997 ✤ Its flow changes directions. ✤ Lake expands and shrinks with seasons.
  15. 15. Tonle Sap ✤ Natural flood during rainy season ✤ The river rises enough to reverse its course. ✤ Water flows backward into the lake. ✤ Lake’s size shrinks from 2,500 sq.km to 16,000 sq.km. ✤ Enormous wetland area
  16. 16. Tonle Sap ✤ Natural flood during rainy season ✤ The river rises enough to reverse its course. ✤ Water flows backward into the lake. ✤ Lake’s size shrinks from 2,500 sq.km to 16,000 sq.km. ✤ Enormous wetland area
  17. 17. Tonle SapWetland http://www.srisiamholidays.com/images/stories/Cambodia/Maps/cambodia%20wetland.gif ✤ Wetland- area that soil is saturated with water permanently or seasonally ✤ Support diversity of plants and animals ✤ Breeding ground for fish & aquatic animals
  18. 18. Tonle SapWetland http://www.srisiamholidays.com/images/stories/Cambodia/Maps/cambodia%20wetland.gif ✤ Wetland- area that soil is saturated with water permanently or seasonally ✤ Support diversity of plants and animals ✤ Breeding ground for fish & aquatic animals
  19. 19. Tonle Sap ✤ Large flood plain ✤ Rich biodiversity ✤ Fertile sediment ✤ Most productive inland fisheries ✤ 230,000 tons of fish yearly ✤ 3 million people ✤ 60% protein for Cambodian ✤ The flow reverses at the end of rainy season. ✤ 300-500 species support the locals
  20. 20. Video Clip ✤ What is water festival like? ✤ How do the local people fish? ✤ In what ways are the Mekong River and the Tonle Sap important to the Cambodians? ✤ What kinds of fish are found in the Mekong region and the Tonle Sap? ✤ What kinds of animals are found? “Where there is water, there is fish” Sunset at the Tonle Sap
  21. 21. Mekong River Commission (MRC) http://worldinsidepictures.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/914.jpghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD206UnYmB4&feature=player_embedded Where there is water, there is fish.Video Clip http://worldinsidepictures.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/914.jpg
  22. 22. http://www.mrcmekong.org/about-the-mrc/ http://www.google.com/imgres?q=Mekong+River +fisherman&um=1&hl=th&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1020&bih=635&tbm=isch&tbnid=dmA2_xSjN7FijM:&imgrefurl=http:// www.britannica.com/bps/media-view/92881/1/0/0&docid=oAm2SyrwTYRwNM&imgurl=http://media-3.web.britannica.com/eb- media// 21/93121-050-878F4D70.jpg&w=1600&h=1097&ei=6_m_TvHJMonLrQfv9IW_AQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=710&vpy=306&dur=2164&hovh= http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/the-mekong-river-survival-for-millions http://tonlesap.net/ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5039980 http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTEASTASIAPACIFIC/Resources/226262-1151703454492/Mekong_MWRAS_hydromap.gif http://www.cambodiancommunityday.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63&Itemid=80 http://www.reuters.com/resources/r/?m=02&d=20070307&t=2&i=444980&w=460&fh=&fw=&ll=&pl=&r=444980 http://thailand.prd.go.th/thailand_illustrated/content.php?s_id=287 http://www.laos-guide-999.com/vientiane-boat-racing-festival.html http://www.parish-without-borders.net/cditt/cambodia/culture/waterfest2.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TonleSapMap.png http://www.srisiamholidays.com/images/stories/Cambodia/Maps/cambodia%20wetland.gif http://images.smh.com.au/2010/06/25/1644221/Mekong-Fishing-net-420x0.jpg References
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