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Will hydro-power plants cause more floods in Vietnam?

If there were no hydroelectric dams, floods would still occur, even at a higher level. In many cases, without hydropower reservoirs, floods would be more serious.VietNamNet introduces an article by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vu Thanh Ca, lecturer at the Hanoi University of Natural Resources and ...

Vu Thanh Ca

Science-led solutions needed for Lower Mekong region: Experts

It needs science-led solutions to fully protect the future of water and life in the Lower Mekong region, domestic and international experts have said in addressing challenges for the delta in the long run. Voices, opinions, and experiences from the local community and experts should ...

Linh Pham

Mekong Delta faces historic salinity threat

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta will suffer salt intrusion at levels that would beat the 2016 record this month, meteorologists have warned.In the period of March 11-15, salinity will rise to eventually trump the levels of mid-February and the same period in 2016, according to the hydrological ...

Minh Nga

Mekong pilot program to monitor impact of Lao dams on lower basin

Transboundary environmental impacts of Laos’ Xayaburi and Don Sahong dams will be monitored under a two-year program following a call for more data transparency.Joint Environment Monitoring of Mekong Mainstream Hydropower Projects (JEM) aims to “systematically collect, generate and share reliable and scientific data and information ...

Sen

EVN: All hydropower dams are safe

The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has confirmed that all hydropower dams under its management are absolutely in safe condition. The affirmation was made following concerns of safety of dams and reservoirs of hydropower plants after the recent crumbling of Laos’ Xe Pian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam.Keep ...

VNA Reporter

Hydropower dams endangering aquatic resources on Serepok River

 The rich aquatic resources on Serepok River are in danger as more hydropower dams are being built on the mainstream, leading to changes in the water current and environment. Serepok has a basin area of 12,030 square kilometers in Vietnam and mainstream total length of 290 ...

Thien Nhien

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