Electricity production

Hydropower dams

Increased data sharing crucial to Mekong River management: Study

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) released a study on October 9, highlighting the need for China and Southeast Asian nations to share data on storage levels and hydropower operations as water levels in the river at historic lows due to climate change and human activities.The ...

Water quality degradation affects lower Mekong countries: forum

The 13th Mekong River Commission (MRC) Regional Stakeholder Forum (RSF), a platform for relevant parties to get updated on hydropower and other developments along the Mekong River — Southeast Asia’s largest river, was held in the Lao city of Luang Prabang on October 5. The participants ...

Current exploitation rate to deplete Mekong Delta sand within 10 years: study

The Mekong Delta’s rivers could run out of sand before 2035 at the current extraction rate of 35-55 million cubic meters a year, a new study has found.The study released last week by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Vietnam said the volume ...

Thu Hang - Huy Phong

Mekong-Lancang countries reach agreement on dam operation data sharing

Senior officials from the six Mekong countries have endorsed recommendations of the first phase of the Joint Study between the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Mekong Lancang Cooperation (MLC) to pave the way for better information sharing about reservoir operations on the Mekong’s water flow ...

Water accumulation at hydroelectric dams leads to consecutive earthquakes

Kon Plông District in Kon Tum Province has been struck by 70 minor earthquakes since the beginning of July, which experts say are linked to the accumulation of water at the hydroelectric dams in the region. Four earthquakes hit the district on the morning of ...

Hydropower plants increase power generation to back up coming floods

After the prolonged drought and a lack of water, hydropower plants are being increased the power generation via turbines, known as water discharge to back up for the rainy season and flooding.In the upcoming time, the Northern region is about to enter its main flood ...

Huyen Huong

Sustainable sand management helps reduce climate change impact on Mekong Delta

About 40% of the Mekong Delta will disappear by 2100 due to a lack of sediment, and overexploitation of sand is to blame.The alarming data was shared by experts from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Vietnam at a recent seminar titled “Sustainable sand management ...

How dams built by China starve the Mekong River Delta of vital sediment

Using data derived from thousands of satellite images, EOMAP and Reuters analyzed sediment levels around four major dams on the Mekong, two in China and two in Laos. The analysis showed each dam drastically reduced the sediment that should have otherwise flowed through at those ...

Solutions needed if hydropower plant extension is to meet deadline: deputy minister

The ongoing expansion of the Ialy Hydropower Plant in the Central Highlands region is facing several issues, including unresolved land rights problems, affecting the project’s completion.Two additional turbines with a total capacity of 360MW to extend the current Ialy Hydropower Plant capacity are planned to ...

Mekong flowing at highest in years but drought feared later

After four straight years of low flows the Mekong River recorded record water levels in the first four months of 2022. According to Mekong River Commission (MRC), from November 2021 to April 2022 the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) was wetter than normal years with ...

Minh Nga

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