Human demands and implications

Drought, water shortages pose a big threat

Professor Trần Thục, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Meteorology and Hydrology, told the Voice of Việt Nam (VOV) online newspaper that Vietnamese central provinces are likely to suffer from severe drought and salt intrusion in the 2019-20 dry season. Is Việt Nam included in the list of countries ...

Heart-to-Heart Talk with 6 People of the Mekong

The Mekong Butterfly had a heart-to-heart talk with 6 people of the Mekong — they are from 6 different communities in Thailand located on the Mekong riverbank. Despite informal atmosphere, topics of the discussion were very earnest around problems they have been facing from irregular ...

The last 92 Irrawaddy dolphins in Mekong River may not survive

Experts are concerned that the Mekong dolphin is unlikely to survive Cambodia’s modernisation as a new dam is planned.  It says, “building dams destroy habitats” and lists threats to dolphins, including pollutions and gillnets. It looks like an insect-eaten papyrus. The Irrawaddy dolphin is a critically endangered ...

Nathan A. Thompson

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

Mekong Delta fights for survival amidst climate change and unbridled development

At a glance, Green Farm looks like any other shrimp farm. The 35-hectare facility is divided up into 46 ponds, between 1 and 1.5 metres deep, aerated by turbines that run around the clock. The shrimps are separated by species and size and some of ...

Benefits flow as nation, World Bank join hands on water management

The World Bank has approved more than 207.2 billion kip (US$25 million) of additional financing for the Mekong Integrated Water Resource Management Project (MIWRM) in Laos. This additional support will continue to improve the country’s national water resource management systems. The Ministry of Finance and the ...

Pollution causes mass fish deaths in Cà Mau

Polluted water may be a reason for the mass fish deaths in Đầm Dơi District in southernmost Cà Mau Province, the province’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment said on Wednesday.Keep reading ...

Urgent Núi Cốc Lake dam repair work proposed

The investor of Núi Cô’c Lake Dam in the northern province of Thái Nguyên was told yesterday to speed up work of repairing the facility.Keep reading ...

Hydro dams pace alarming

The inter-governmental consultation on the Pak Beng project, the third hydroelectric dam planned to be built on the Mekong River in Laos, tells us a lot about the future of dam building on this mighty international waterway.Read more ...

Mekong blighted by river erosion

The Mekong Delta, home to some 18 million inhabitants, is plagued by severe riverbank erosion, which has been blamed on climate change and human factors. Unrelenting rain last month washed away riverbanks in Hoà Định Hamlet in Đồng Tháp Province’s Lai Vung District, causing several ...

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