Water resources

Ground water

Mekong Delta kicks off efforts to save water sources

Clean fresh water sources in the Mekong River Delta have shown signs of becoming exhausted, and the situation could become even more tragic as underground water is being polluted. Keep reading ...

Kim Thanh

What Mekong Delta Communities Can Teach Us About Access to Safe Water

Among the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) perhaps no other topic has more of an impact on global progress than water. Water management determines the sustainability of industries, ecosystems, peace, and livelihoods, and critically impacts human health. [] Half of all the bottled water that we sampled in ...

Zita Sebesvari

Việt Nam leader calls for stronger ties at Mekong-Japan, ASEAN-UN summits

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc led a Vietnamese delegation to the 9th Mekong-Japan Summit and the 9th ASEAN-UN Summit that took place in Manila, the Philippines, on Monday. The 9th Mekong-Japan Summit drew leaders of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Việt Nam and Japan. Keep reading  ...

VNS Reporter

Groundwater Resources Dept and National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Dept to study groundwater resources for ecosystem and wildlife conservation

The Department of Groundwater Resources and the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has conduct a study on the development of groundwater resources for the conservation of ecosystem and wildlife. The study project is being piloted at four national parks with 20 ponds ...

Vietnam facing water security challenges

Vietnam’s demand for water is skyrocketing while water resources are being depleted, certain river basins are being overexploited and competition for water resources is soaring. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said in a report that the basins of some rivers like Ma, Huong and ...

Salinization threatens Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Saltwater has intruded into a large section of a major river in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, threatening the livelihoods of local residents. Saline water has spread to some 20 kilometers of the Tien (Front) River, with locals now bracing themselves for an extended drought and further ...

Eight countries agree on irrigation scheme

Eight countries signed a ministerial declaration in Chiang Mai on November 6 to cooperate on improving irrigation systems among member countries to ensure food and water security. A high-level advisory group on “Partnerships for Agriculture Water Management” was established by the Chiang Mai Declaration to facilitate improved ...

Experts warn of water scarcity

Low levels at dams could lead to problems if resources not carefully managed. While there is enough water available, resources have to be managed very carefully, as water experts have warned that mismanagement could result in serious problems. Sucharit Koontanakulvong, head of water resources engineering at ...

Melting glaciers may impact hydropower plans

The World Water Week has put the focus back into shrinking glaciers but the jury is still out on the impacts they will have on the flow in snow-fed rivers and hydropower generation. Glaciers are retreating due to climate change. What does that mean for water ...

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