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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 ...

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 ...

Half of Mekong Delta to be lost under sea level: research

More than half of the Mekong Delta will disappear under sea level in the next two generations if no action is taken now, research has found.The results of the five-year-long ‘Rise and Fall’ research project funded by the Netherlands government announced recently shed light on ...

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