Agricultural management systems and technologies

Irrigation and water management

Slow adaptation to climate change results in serious consequences

Slow adaptation to climate change in the Mekong Delta results in serious consequences as the meteorological agency forecast that the 2024 dry season will last until the end of May, and people in the region will suffer more losses. As of mid-March 2024, more than ...

Vietnamese farmers use smartphones to monitor water levels in rice fields

The Mekong Delta is a major rice-growing region in Vietnam, but it is facing increasing water scarcity due to climate change, seawater intrusion and upstream dams.The Vietnamese government is calling on farmers to use more sustainable irrigation methods, and by 2030 it plans to limit ...

Vietnam stresses importance of ethical standards in handling water resources

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has highlighted the need to establish a social ethical standard in relations and behaviours regarding water resources, especially transboundary water, in accordance with the principles of fairness, equality, rationality, and respect for the rights and interests of other ...

Mekong Delta's biggest irrigation system near completion

A mega irrigation system to save southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta from drought and salinity will be fully completed in two weeks.The system worth VND3.3 trillion ($142.17 million) comprises two parts on the Cai Lon and Cai Be rivers, both originating in Hau Giang Province and ...

Cuu Long

Saltwater intrusion in Mekong Delta to ease by April

Saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta might reduce between late March and June this year, according to Phùng Tiến Dũng, head of the Hydrological Forecasting Department for the Central, Central Highlands and Southern region.Dũng recently said the flow of the Mekong River to the Mekong ...

Half of Mekong Delta to be lost under sea level: research

More than half of the Mekong Delta will disappear under sea level in the next two generations if no action is taken now, research has found.The results of the five-year-long ‘Rise and Fall’ research project funded by the Netherlands government announced recently shed light on ...

Mekong Delta attempts to combat saltwater intrusion

Saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta is expected to increase between April 28 and May 6 as the volume of water flowing southward from the Mekong River will decline, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Irrigation Department.During the dry season this year, ...

Water shortages require more investment in protection projects

The water shortage in Vietnam is becoming serious, requiring management agencies to strengthen water sources protection. According to Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Le Cong Thanh, 63 percent of total water reserves comes from outside the territory.Keep reading ...

Nam Mai

Irrigation projects funded by $2.7b in ODA

Twenty-two projects involved in irrigation, disaster prevention and clean water supplies had effectively used more than US$2.7 billion in official development assistant (ODA) over the past 25 years.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Cái Lớn – Cái Bé Irrigation project approved

The Cái Lớn – Cái Bé irrigation project in the Mekong Delta has been approved by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, according to Lê Hồng Linh, director of the ministry’s Irrigation Work Investment and Construction Management Board No 10. The project, which will connect the Cái ...

H.T. Dung

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