Agricultural management systems and technologies

Irrigation and water management

Mekong-Ganga countries to boost ties in water resources management

Six countries of the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC), namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and India, have agreed to enhance cooperation in managing and sustainably using water resources. Foreign ministers of the MGC countries reached the consensus at their ninth meeting on August 2 within the framework ...

Erosion incidents increase in Mekong Delta

The amount of silt and sediment flowing down the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta has been decreasing, while the erosion of riverbanks and coastlines around the area is becoming more serious. Keep reading ...

Cambodia: Provincial farmers advised to harvest earlier

The Ministry of Water Resources yesterday advised farmers in Stung Treng, Kratie, Tbong Khmum and Kampong Cham provinces to speed up harvesting their crops due to impending floods coming in the next few days. Keep reading ...

Hydropower dams affecting agricultural production in Mekong Delta

Two new hydropower projects, including Lao Pak Beng and Cambodian Sambor, on the upper course of the Mekong River have increased the risks for Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region. Keep reading ...

Multimedia Project Launched to Increase Awareness on Bilateral Water Cooperation

Fisheries, delta, wetland, lake and river basins management – officials and community members from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam working on transboundary water issues kicked off a multimedia project last week with regional workshops in Phnom Penh, and discussed how to showcase bilateral ...

New tool provides gauge for freshwater health

The most cost-effective way to keep fresh water clean for human use? Nature itself. Forests, rivers and wetlands filter out contaminants, store excess water, and in some cases even drive rainfall, so maintaining the health of those ecosystems — typically far upstream from population centers ...


Salween Studies Research Workshop - The Role of Research for a Sustainable Salween River

The 2018 Salween Studies Research Workshop gathered researchers and experts from around the world on 26 & 27 February at the University of Yangon, Myanmar to discuss the present situation of this important river as well as the future of the basin, its people and ...


Tropical neighbours chase energy goals

Water management in the Mekong region is, in practice, dominated by energy objectives. In Cambodia, the priority is to substitute domestically produced hydropower for expensive diesel and electricity imports. Keep reading   ...


Sediment loss in Mekong River killing southern delta

The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta is home to nearly 18 million Vietnamese people, and is the most important rice field and fishing region of the country. Việt Nam cannot afford to lose it as an agricultural powerhouse, but may be unable to stop just that ...

VNS Reporter

Flood-based livelihoods to help Mekong Delta’s water storage

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) launched a project on January 26 on flood-based livelihoods in support of the water storage strategy in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

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