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Mekong river part 1

  1. 1. THE MEKONG RIVER Part 1
  2. 2. MEKONG RIVERTHE 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=9 7&sig=106310772108964024319&page=1&tbnh=135&tbnw=153&start=0&ndsp=13&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0
  3. 3. SO WHAT DO YOU REALLY KNOW?
  4. 4. SO WHAT DO YOU REALLY KNOW?•Group work
  5. 5. SO WHAT DO YOU REALLY KNOW?•Group work•Make a list of facts and information youthink you know about the Mekong River
  6. 6. SO WHAT DO YOU REALLY KNOW?•Group work•Make a list of facts and information you think you know about the Mekong River•NO TALKING
  7. 7. SO WHAT DO YOU REALLY KNOW?•Group work•Make a list of facts and information you think you know about the Mekong River•NO TALKING•Writing is allowed
  8. 8. Facts: the Mekong
  9. 9. Facts: the Mekong oLongest river in Southeast Asia,
  10. 10. Facts: the Mekong oLongest river in Southeast Asia, o12th longest river(4,900 km/ 3,000 miles)
  11. 11. Facts: the Mekong oLongest river in Southeast Asia, o12th longest river(4,900 km/ 3,000 miles) oYunnan -South China Sea
  12. 12. Facts: the Mekong oLongest river in Southeast Asia, o12th longest river(4,900 km/ 3,000 miles) oYunnan -South China Sea oChina, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam
  13. 13. Facts: the Mekong oLongest river in Southeast Asia, o12th longest river(4,900 km/ 3,000 miles) oYunnan -South China Sea oChina, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam o44% of its course is in China
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  27. 27. MEKONG: THE LIFE GIVING RIVER 16 %2% 35 %18 % 18 % 11 % http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTEASTASIAPACIFIC/Resources/226262-1151703454492/ Mekong_MWRAS_hydromap.gif
  28. 28. MEKONG: THE LIFE GIVING RIVER •60 million •Lower Mekong Basin (Laos, Thai, Cambodia,Vietnam)2% 16 % •Connected to river’s natural 35 % cycles18 % •80% of protein needs •diverse, productive inland 18 % fisheries 11 % •2.6 million tons/ year http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTEASTASIAPACIFIC/Resources/226262-1151703454492/ Mekong_MWRAS_hydromap.gif
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. 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
  32. 32. TONLE SAP•Largest freshwater lake in SEA•a combined lake and river system•a UNESCO biosphere, 1997•Its flow changes directions•The lake expands and shrinks with seasons http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5039980
  33. 33. TONLE SAP•natural flood during rainy season•the river rises enough to reverse its course•water flows backward into the lake•Lake’s size from 2,500 sq.km to 16,000 sq.km•enormous wetland area
  34. 34. TONLE SAP•natural flood during rainy season•the river rises enough to reverse its course•water flows backward into the lake•Lake’s size from 2,500 sq.km to 16,000 sq.km•enormous wetland area
  35. 35. TONLE SAP WETLAND •Wetland = area that soil is saturated with water permanently or seasonally •support diversity of plants and animals •breeding ground for fish and aquatic animalshttp://www.srisiamholidays.com/images/stories/Cambodia/Maps/cambodia%20wetland.gif
  36. 36. TONLE SAP WETLAND •Wetland = area that soil is saturated with water permanently or seasonally •support diversity of plants and animals •breeding ground for fish and aquatic animalshttp://www.srisiamholidays.com/images/stories/Cambodia/Maps/cambodia%20wetland.gif
  37. 37. TONLE SAP •large flood plain •rich biodiversiy •fertile sediment •most productive inland fisheries •230,000 tons of fish yearly •3 millions people •60% protein for Cambodian •the flow reverses at the end of rainy season •300-500 species support the local
  38. 38. WATCHING A VIDEO CLIPTake notes on ‘Where there is water,•What is water festival like? there is fish’•How do 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? Sunset at the Tonle Sap
  39. 39. Where there is water, there is fish. Mekong River Commission (MRC) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD206UnYmB4&feature=player_embedded
  40. 40. References http://www.mrcmekong.org/about-the-mrc/ http://thailand.prd.go.th/thailand_illustrated/content.php?s_id=287 http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTEASTASIAPACIFIC/Resources/226262-1151703454492/Mekong_MWRAS_hydromap.gif http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5039980 http://www.laos-guide-999.com/vientiane-boat-racing-festival.html http://tonlesap.net/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TonleSapMap.png http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/the-mekong-river-survival-for-millions http://www.reuters.com/resources/r/?m=02&d=20070307&t=2&i=444980&w=460&fh=&fw=&ll=&pl=&r=444980 http://www.parish-without-borders.net/cditt/cambodia/culture/waterfest2.htm 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 http://www.cambodiancommunityday.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63&Itemid=80 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

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