Just 34.8 percent of people in rural areas have access to clean water

Vietnam is in danger of missing the target of providing 93-95 percent of people in rural areas, and at least 95 percent in urban areas, access to clean water by 2025. Data revealed at a conference in Hanoi on April 26 showed that only 84.2 ...

Mekong River water level rises amid dry season

Lower Mekong River water levels have increased by 20-30 percent compared to the same period of previous years as China releases dam water.According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the Mekong Delta region, where the Mekong River reaches the sea, has received a volume ...

Ngoc Tai

Drastic measures needed to ensure water security: MoNRE

More drastic and comprehensive measures are needed to improve the efficiency of water resources and ensure water security, especially clean water supplies, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has said.Deputy Director of the MONRE’s Water Resources Management Department Nguyễn Minh Khuyến said the ...

First water level monitoring station opens atop lower Mekong basin

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has unveiled the Xieng Kok water level monitoring station in Laos that’s expected to reduce downstream vulnerability to unexpected flows. The station sits on Laos’s northern border with Myanmar. The commission handed the station over the Laos government to operate ...

Viet Anh

World Water Day 2022 urges greater attention to groundwater

The theme of this year’s World Water Day (March 22) is “Groundwater”, which directs attention towards the hidden water resource that has always been critically important but not fully recognized in sustainable development policymaking. Themed “Groundwater – Making the invisible visible”, this year’s campaign will ...

Erosion worsening along Mekong Delta rivers, coast

The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta is facing severe erosion along its rivers and coast, affecting people’s lives and agriculture.The country’s largest rice, fruit and seafood producer had 621 eroded sites with a total length of 610 kilometres along rivers and coasts by the end of ...

Vietnam striving to protect water resources in river basins

The International Day of Action for Rivers (March 14) is a day dedicated to solidarity – when diverse communities around the world come together with one voice to say that rivers matter. This year, countries around the world will take part in the 15th meeting ...

Mekong riparian nations plan measures against changing water flows

Six riparian countries are expected to identify adaptation measures relating to the Mekong River’s flow regime by the end of 2022, according to the Mekong River Commission (MRC).Anoulak Kittikhoun, the new MRC Secretariat Chief Executive Officer (CEO), told VnExpress International in Hanoi last week that the ...

Viet Anh

'Buying' Mekong water from China a farfetched scheme

Several researchers have reacted with skepticism and criticism to American experts’ suggestions of Mekong downstream countries paying China for water to avoid drought. Some said it was not just impractical but also something that would set a “bad precedent.”In recent years, MRC has repeatedly asked ...

Viet Anh

Buy water from China, American experts advise downstream Mekong countries

American experts are recommending that countries in the Lower Mekong reach an agreement to pay China for water releases during times of crisis.Brian Eyler, Southeast Asia Program Director and Mekong Dam Monitor Co-Lead, Stimson Center explained that downstream countries could use an insurance representative to ...

Viet Anh

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