Seminar expands int’l cooperation in hydrology, water resources security

A seminar on the methodology of hydrological analysis was held both online and offline on November 25, within the framework of the Inter-Governmental Hydrological Programme (IHP). The event was co-hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change ...

Law on Water Resources should be amended to ensure water security: Expert

Although substantial results have been achieved after nine years of implementing the Law on Water Resources 2012, some shortcomings have been revealed, resulting in ineffective use of water and causing loss of budget revenue, according to Chau Tran Vinh, Director of the Department of Water ...

Saline intrusion may occur earlier in Mekong Delta

The saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta region during this year’s dry season would occur earlier and be worse than previous years, warned the Department of Water Resources Management under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The level of saltwater intrusion may be approximately ...

State Audit Office: Việt Nam on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals in Mekong Delta

An environmental audit on water management in the Mekong Delta River Basin has shown that Việt Nam is on track to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).The results are thanks to the efforts of the State Audit Office of Việt Nam (SAV), and ...

ASEAN, Mekong River Commission produce water security solutions

ASEAN and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) have come up with three solutions to help riparian countries address their water security challenges.The solutions, relating to policy, technology and partnerships, were highlighted at the ASEAN-MRC Water Security Dialogue held last week, the commission announced in a ...

Minh Nga

Master plan on national water resources inventory approved

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed a Decision approving a master plan on national water resources inventory for the 2021-2025 period.The plan aims to publicise the water resource inventory targets (for the first time) in inter-provincial river basins and on the national scale ...

Mekong countries to invest over $60 mln to improve state of river

The Mekong River Commission has unveiled the financial component of a new strategy to address emerging challenges and improve the overall state of the river basin. Under the new five-year strategic plan, it seeks to invest over $60 million, of which about 40 percent would ...

Viet Anh

Vietnam to have national water resource monitoring system by 2030

Vietnam has set a goal of building and maintaining a national water resource monitoring system and another system to forecast flooding, drought, saltwater intrusion and rising sea water level by 2030. It was set in the master plan on basic investigation on water resources till ...

Experts seek measures to promote Mekong Delta’s sustainable growth

Vietnamese and foreign experts and scientists gathered at a conference in Cần Thơ City on Wednesday to seek solutions to boost sustainable development in the Mekong Delta region amid climate change.The exploitation of the Mekong River’s upstream water resources, especially the building of hydropower dams, ...

Land subsidence endangers Mekong Delta

The overexploitation of groundwater in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta has contributed to severe land subsidence, which could lead to devastating consequences if the practice continues, experts have said.The delta, the country’s largest rice, fruit and seafood producer, is facing a land subsidence rate of ...

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