Irrigation in Mekong basin threatens VN’s delta

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Irrigation in Mekong basin threatens VN’s delta

The south of Việt Nam is highly vulnerable to more drought and salinisation in the future when its fellow countries in the lower Mekong river basin are in the process of diverting the river water to serve their expanding farm land, experts warned.

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Mekong Delta seeks solutions to saltwater intrusion

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Mekong Delta seeks solutions to saltwater intrusion

Measures to control saltwater intrusion and store freshwater in the Mekong Delta region were shared at a workshop held in Hau Giang province on July 13 as part of the ongoing Mekong Delta Economic Cooperation Forum 2016 (MDEC).

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Livelihoods in jeopardy as Vietnam’s Mekong Delta struggles with sediment loss

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Livelihoods in jeopardy as Vietnam’s Mekong Delta struggles with sediment loss

Duong Cong To checks the water of the Hau River next to his house and he is not happy at all.

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UN promises to help Vietnam overcome worst water crisis in decades

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UN promises to help Vietnam overcome worst water crisis in decades

The United Nations Vice Secretary Jan Kenneth Eliasson has pledged to bring international support to the drought-ravaged Mekong Delta after his visit Thursday.

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Mekong Delta loses half of silt to upstream dams: scientists

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Mekong Delta loses half of silt to upstream dams: scientists

Le Van Nam has difficulty sleeping at night thinking of the fall in yields year after year on his rice field allegedly due to less silt being washed down the Mekong River because of upstream dams.

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China boosts volume of discharged water for lower Mekong River

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China boosts volume of discharged water for lower Mekong River

China has increased the volume of water being released from Jinghong hydropower plant to the lower Mekong River.

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Drought in delta poses serious food security threat

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Drought in delta poses serious food security threat

The worst drought ever recorded in Vietnam has prompted the government and the public to brainstorm strategies on using water sources intelligently for food security and poverty reduction.

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Vietnam values coordination in sustainable Mekong River water use

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Vietnam appreciates neighbouring countries’ efforts to coordinate in the sustainable use of the Mekong River’s water resources, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh said at a regular press conference on April 14.

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China continues releasing water to drought-hit Mekong River countries

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China continues releasing water to drought-hit Mekong River countries

China will continue discharging water from a hydropower station into the downstream Mekong River for drought relief, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said on April 12.

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DPM highlights sustainable use, management of water resource in Mekong River

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DPM highlights sustainable use, management of water resource in Mekong River

VGP – Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh on March 23 made a speech at the first Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) leaders’ meeting which kicked off in Sanya city of China’s Hainan province.

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Laos releases dam water to ease drought in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago 2 related news

Laos has started releasing water from its dams to the Mekong River to help Vietnam's southern region cope with severe drought and saltwater intrusion, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Laos helps Vietnam deal with drought, salt intrusion

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Laos helps Vietnam deal with drought, salt intrusion

Laos is releasing water from its dams to the Mekong River to help Vietnam cope with drought and salt intrusion in the Mekong Delta, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on March 25.

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Vietnam pushes for regional center to share Mekong River resources

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Vietnam pushes for regional center to share Mekong River resources

Vietnam is willing to cooperate with China and other riparian countries to establish a cooperation center for sustainable use of the Mekong River's water resources, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh said.

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Cut to land allocated to rice farming

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Cut to land allocated to rice farming

The government has just suggested cutting more than 52,000 hectares of rice farming area by 2020.

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Vietnam’s Mekong Delta Study misses key impacts from upstream dams

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Vietnam’s Mekong Delta Study misses key impacts from upstream dams

The Mekong Delta Study (MDS) initiated by the Government of Vietnam looked at the consequences of Mekong mainstream hydropower with the goal to protect Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, home to 20 million people and producing more than 50% of the country’s rice, vegetables and fruits.

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