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Lione ClareFollow

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My “Vulnerable Vietnam: Climate Change in the Mekong Delta” photography storytelling project is an effort to communicate the significance of climate change effects on the people and environment of the Mekong Delta in a creative and effective way. It will not only focus on the effects of climate change in the Delta, but also include current adaptation and mitigation strategies.

The visual presentation of this project is still in progress, but the research was conducted during my recent time in Vietnam as part of the “Wintersession in Vietnam” study abroad program. In Vietnam, I learned about current and projected effects of climate change on the Mekong Delta and various adaptation and mitigation strategies from field experiences and lessons at Can Tho University. The field experiences included visits to rice, aquaculture, and biogas farms, mangrove forests, and national parks and I took documentary photographs during all of these excursions.

By presenting at UMCUR and likely other locations in Missoula and Alaska, I will share the story of how climate change is affecting the Mekong Delta and the urgency needed for adaptation and mitigation. The story will also be featured on my personal website; therefore, it can be shared with a larger international audiences. Participation in the Vietnam study abroad program facilitated cross-cultural connections between my country, a large contributor to climate change, and a country contributing significantly less to the problem, but dealing with major effects. I hope to extend these connections to a larger audience, helping to inspire collective awareness and desire to sustain our planet and the livelihoods of all global citizens.

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Apr 28th, 9:40 AM Apr 28th, 10:00 AM

Vulnerable Vietnam: Climate Change In The Mekong Delta

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My “Vulnerable Vietnam: Climate Change in the Mekong Delta” photography storytelling project is an effort to communicate the significance of climate change effects on the people and environment of the Mekong Delta in a creative and effective way. It will not only focus on the effects of climate change in the Delta, but also include current adaptation and mitigation strategies.

The visual presentation of this project is still in progress, but the research was conducted during my recent time in Vietnam as part of the “Wintersession in Vietnam” study abroad program. In Vietnam, I learned about current and projected effects of climate change on the Mekong Delta and various adaptation and mitigation strategies from field experiences and lessons at Can Tho University. The field experiences included visits to rice, aquaculture, and biogas farms, mangrove forests, and national parks and I took documentary photographs during all of these excursions.

By presenting at UMCUR and likely other locations in Missoula and Alaska, I will share the story of how climate change is affecting the Mekong Delta and the urgency needed for adaptation and mitigation. The story will also be featured on my personal website; therefore, it can be shared with a larger international audiences. Participation in the Vietnam study abroad program facilitated cross-cultural connections between my country, a large contributor to climate change, and a country contributing significantly less to the problem, but dealing with major effects. I hope to extend these connections to a larger audience, helping to inspire collective awareness and desire to sustain our planet and the livelihoods of all global citizens.