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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

Green Climate Fund offers over US$30 million to strengthen Vietnam’s climate change resilience

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a signing ceremony in Hanoi on May 28 for a project to enhance Vietnam’s climate change resilience, with non-refundable aid worth US$30.2 million from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).The ...

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

Seminar discusses measures to promote sustainable development of water security in Vietnam

A seminar, themed “Water security for the sustainable development of Vietnam”, was held in Hanoi on October 29, featuring the participation of over 200 delegates. The event was held by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) in collaboration with the Non-government organisation ...

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, ...

Việt Nam effectively curbs impacts of drought, saline intrusion in Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta provinces have experienced the most severe drought and saline intrusion ever in the dry season 2019-2020 but the negative impacts on agriculture production and daily life were minimised significantly thanks to effective measures, a top official has said.About 96,000 households had their water supply ...

No appropriate solutions implemented to improve pollution: MONRE

An increase in the number of industrial zones has been polluting Việt Nam’s environment, and there are no appropriate solutions in place, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) warned in its draft 2019 report on environment protection released on Tuesday (05/05). Climate change is ...

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

Salinisation struggle tackled head-on

Vietnam’s efforts to combat water shortages and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta and climate change impacts in other regions have been fuelled by the United Nations Development Programme.In early 2020, the UN and UNDP worked with the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority to send working ...

Nguyen Dat

Over US$30 million for Vietnam to enhance climate resilience

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved a non-refundable aid worth US$30.2 million to help Vietnam enhance climate resilience, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).The sum will be allocated to a project named “Strengthening the resilience of smallholder agriculture to climate ...

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