Electricity production

Hydropower dams

Efforts made to secure equitable, sustainable management of rivers

In the face of growing pressure on water resources in recent years, authorities in Vietnam, including the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), have been striving to ensure the equitable and sustainable management of rivers nationwide.Economic development and rapid urbanisation over recent years have ...

Experts worried about impacts of Chinese Red River dams

Chinese Red River dams are causing repeated alluvium shortages, floods as well as droughts in Vietnam, experts say.In the last week of February, the Red River section that flows through Lao Cai Province in northern Vietnam has become so clear that there are some shallow areas towards ...

Viet Anh

Water shortages, climate change linked to saline intrusion in Mekong Delta

The most severe saline intrusion – the movement of ocean saltwater into riverine freshwater – is said to occur in the Mekong Delta region from February 8 to 16, coinciding with the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, since Chinese hydro-power plants have reduced their water ...

Mekong level to drop as China begins power grid maintenance

Water levels along the Mekong River are likely to drop by about 1.2 meters between January 5 and 24 due to power grid maintenance in China.The outflow from the Jinghong hydropower dam in China’s Yunnan province is dropping, leading to dwindling water levels in the ...

Viet Anh

Dam monitor could help Mekong countries put China on notice

The Mekong Dam Monitor (MDM), part-funded by the U.S. and which uses data from cloud-piercing satellites to track water levels in dams in China and other countries, was launched on December 14.Dao Trong Tu, former deputy general secretary of the Vietnam National Mekong Committee, said downstream ...

Viet Anh

Seminar seeks ideas on water resource security for sustainable development

Experts and scientists gathered at the annual seminar of the Vietnam Rivers Network (VRN) on December 17, to contribute ideas for water resource security for sustainable development.Speaking at the event, head of the VRN Executive Board Dr. Dao Trong Tu said the seminar provides a ...

Seminar discusses measures to promote sustainable development of water security in Vietnam

A seminar, themed “Water security for the sustainable development of Vietnam”, was held in Hanoi on October 29, featuring the participation of over 200 delegates. The event was held by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) in collaboration with the Non-government organisation ...

Rao Trang 3 accident suggests a reconsideration of small hydropower projects

Hydropower is meant to not only generate renewable energy but also contain floods and regulate water currents. Yet aside from the pros, it has its cons which are deforestation, population resettlement and adverse effects on the natural aquatic environment, to name but a few.Human impacts ...

Will hydro-power plants cause more floods in Vietnam?

If there were no hydroelectric dams, floods would still occur, even at a higher level. In many cases, without hydropower reservoirs, floods would be more serious.VietNamNet introduces an article by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vu Thanh Ca, lecturer at the Hanoi University of Natural Resources and ...

Vu Thanh Ca

Time to ensure security of water sources, safety of dams and lakes: experts

Việt Nam has recorded outstanding socio-economic development and has been lauded for it by the international community, but along with progress, the country is facing challenges with water management and security, according to Mr. Phan Xuân Dũng, chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for Science, ...

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