Water resources

Rivers and lakes

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

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, ...

Gov't chief redefines functions, tasks, powers and structure of VN National Mekong Committee

The Viet Nam National Mekong Committee (VNMC) will be headed by a Deputy Prime Minister, according to Decision No. 619/QD-TTg defining functions, tasks, power and organizational structure of the VNMC, recently signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.The CNMC shall organize scientific search and put forward ...

Thuy Dung

Saltwater intrusion in Mekong Delta to ease by April

Saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta might reduce between late March and June this year, according to Phùng Tiến Dũng, head of the Hydrological Forecasting Department for the Central, Central Highlands and Southern region.Dũng recently said the flow of the Mekong River to the Mekong ...

Vietnam Mekong River Commission holds first plenary meeting in 2019

The Vietnam Mekong River Commission (VMRC) held the first plenary meeting in 2019 in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on June 19 under the chair of the commission’s chairman Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha. An important task of the VMRC ...

Public involvement in Mekong River water governance discussed

The Vietnam National Mekong Committee (VNMC) and the Vietnam Rivers Network held a consultation seminar in Hanoi on May 27 to discuss promoting public involvement in decision-making regarding the Mekong River water governance. Speaking at the event, Chief of the VNMC Office Le Duc Trung said the event ...

Japanese offer technology to clean polluted Hanoi river

Japanese experts have promised the Vietnamese government their bionanotechnology could quickly reduce pollution in Hanoi’s To Lich River. With a length of about 14 kilometers (8.7 miles), the To Lich runs through the downtown Thanh Xuan, Hoang Mai and Thanh Tri districts. It has been heavily ...

Viet Tuan

Vietnam, China lack cooperation mechanism on water resources in the Mekong River

Vietnamese and Chinese authorities have said the two nations do not have any specific cooperation mechanism on water resources and basic principles of using water resources under the Mekong – Lancang Cooperation framework.Keep reading ...

Khanh Lynh

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta may be submerged by 2100: scientists

Nearly the entire Mekong Delta region of Vietnam – an area that makes up 50 percent of the national rice output, 65 percent of seafood, and 70 percent of fruit – could sink underwater by the year 2100, scientists from the Netherlands’ Utrecht University have ...

VietnamNet Reporter

Hanoi struggles to revive lakes, rivers

The expansion of administrative boundaries and rapid urbanization have put pressure on the network of rivers and lakes in Hanoi. Hanoi leads the country in the number of rivers and lakes with 122 lakes in the inner city and 185 in the suburbs, and 13 rivers. Keep ...

Kim Chi

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