Water resources

Water policy and administration

Vietnam proposes audit on water resources in Mekong River basin

The State Audit of Vietnam (SAV) proposed that an audit on water resources in the Mekong River basin be conducted by the agency called “ASOSAI’s cooperative environmental audit in Southeast Asia in the 2020-2021 period”, at the 55th Executive Board meeting of the Asian Organisation ...

Vietnam aims to ensure water security

By 2050, 60 percent of farming areas in Vietnam will be equipped with water-saving irrigation systems, according to the country’s Water Management Strategy, which was recently approved by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung.The strategy aims to foster innovations and build action plans to ensure ...

Conference promotes cooperation to protect Mekong River

A conference on how to enhance cooperation in protecting the Mekong River via smarter water energy planning approaches and wide application of renewable energy throughout the Mekong region was held in Hanoi on June 28.  The event was jointly organised by the Stimson Centre, the International Union for ...

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 ...

Workshop discusses water security

The “Towards a Safe, Clean and Resilient Water System” workshop was held in Hanoi on May 30, co-hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and the World Bank (WB) in Vietnam.Stakeholders as well as international and domestic experts participated, discussing key points ...

Vietnam, Netherlands cooperate in water management in Mekong Delta

Various solutions for sustainable water management were raised at the Water Business Dialogues held by the Netherlands Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on April 11. Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora Van Nieuwenhuizen spoke highly of Vietnam’s great attention to issues regarding ...

Water shortages require more investment in protection projects

The water shortage in Vietnam is becoming serious, requiring management agencies to strengthen water sources protection. According to Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Le Cong Thanh, 63 percent of total water reserves comes from outside the territory.Keep reading ...

Nam Mai

Vietnam to use satellite data to monitor forests, water resources

Scientists and natural resource management agencies will no longer have to pay for optical images for forest inventory and surveys after the Vietnam DataCube, a satellite database, is put into operation. Keep reading ...

Thien Nhien

VN struggling to protect water resources

Việt Nam is struggling to find solutions, especially ‘green’ solutions to address challenges in water resources management with environmental damage, climate change and unsustainable water exploitation driving the water-related crisis.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Việt Nam is running out of clean water

Water experts in Việt Nam have suggested re-using waste water to help protect vital resources. As untreated waste water is discharged directly into the environment, both surface water and underground water resources face high risk of either running out or becoming too polluted to drink.Keep ...

VNS Reporter

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