Dr Thong Tran

PhD (ANU)
Visiting Fellow

Thong Tran is a visiting fellow at Fenner School of Environment and Society, the ANU. He completed his doctoral research at this institution in July 2016. His research focuses on the implications of social learning for household and institutional adaptation in the context of flood governance in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta (VMD). At present, he participates in guest lecturing with the ANU staff, publishes journal papers, and provides technical support of NVivo-based qualitative analysis for Fenner graduates who apply qualitative approaches for their research projects.

Thong Tran also works as the researcher and lecturer of the Research Center for Rural Development (RCRD), An Giang University, Vietnam. His research has focused on the climate change issues relevant to domains of rural livelihoods, adaptation and water governance in the VMD.

Thong Tran earned his MA degree in Conflict Transformation at Eastern Mennonite University, the US in 2007.

Research interests

My research projects concern rural livelihoods, climate change adaptation, and water governance in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta.

Tran, A. T., Pittock, J. and Tuan, L. A. (2019) 'Adaptive co-management in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta: Examining the interface between flood management and adaptation', International Journal of Water Resources Development, 35(2), 326-342.

Tran, T. A. and Tuan, L. A. (2019) 'Policy transfer into flood management in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta: A North Vam Nao study', International Journal of Water Resources Development, 1-21.

Tran, T. A., Nguyen, T. H. and Vo, T. T. (2019) 'Adaptation to flood and salinity environments in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta: Empirical analysis of farmer-led innovations', Agricultural Water Management, 216, 89-97.

Tran, T. A. and Rodela, R. (2019) 'Integrating farmers’ adaptive knowledge into flood management and adaptation policies in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta: A social learning perspective', Global Environmental Change, 55, 84-96.

Tran, T. A. and James, H. (2019) 'Changing livelihood options as adaptation: A comparative analysis of three flood control schemes in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta' in James, H., ed. Population, development, and the environment - Challenges to achieving the sustainable development goals in the Asia Pacific, Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 137-154.

Pham, V. H. T., Febriamansyah, R., Afrizal and Tran, T. A. (2018) 'Government intervention and farmers’ adaptation to saline intrusion: A case study in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta', International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, 8(5), 2142-2148.

Tran, T A & James, H 2017, 'Transformation of household livelihoods in adapting to the impacts of flood control schemes in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta', Water Resources and Rural Development, vol. 9, pp. 67-80.

Vo, T., Tran, T. A. and Luong, D. (2017) 'Water governance for sustainable development: International practices and implications for the Mekong Delta region', Journal of Economic Development, 24(4), 99-120.