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 ...

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'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 ...

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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 ...

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Mekong Delta urged to take measures to cope with drought and salt intrusion in 2022

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a directive on the implementation of solutions to cope with drought and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta, which is forecast to be harsh in the coming dry season.Reports from the ministry show that the flood ...

Vietnam targets all people using clean water by 2045

A national strategy on clean water supply and sanitation in rural areas by 2030 with a vision to 2045 was announced on December 22 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Vietnam.After 10 years of implementing ...

Low-lying Mekong Delta deals with worsening land subsidence

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region needs “consistent strategies” to deal with groundwater extraction, land subsidence and saltwater intrusion in an increasingly urbanising area, experts said at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on November 26.Nguyen Huu Thien, who is deputy head of the ...

HCM City nears goal of reducing groundwater exploitation

HCM City has reduced groundwater exploitation by 14,300cu.m per day compared to the target of 16,650cu.m per day this year, reaching more than 85 percent of its plan for 2021.The target by the end of the year includes a reduction of 8,000cu.m per day for use ...

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