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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

Landslide claims six lives in Phongsaly

Two parents and four children were killed in a landslide in Phongsaly province early on Sunday occurring after almost two weeks of rainfall. Head of Public Security Office of Samphan district Lieutenant Colonel Houmphaeng Khounsaniamphai told Vientiane Times yesterday that the landslide took place in Phearluang village ...

Ministry warns of unusual dry season rain

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has warned of impending unseasonal rain from this week until early next week, especially in lowland areas. According to Monday’s announcement, wind coming from the South China Sea will affect the country and cause rain in some provinces ...

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 ...

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