Climate change makes water scarce in dry season in HCM City

Climate change has a huge impact on HCM City’s water resources, the head of its public water utility has warned. “Climate change, especially drought and saltwater intrusion [into rivers], has directly affected the Đồng Nai and Sài Gòn Rivers, making water treatment difficult,” Trần Văn Khuyên, chairman of the Sài Gòn Water Supply Corporation, told Việt Nam News Agency. To cope, the corporation has actively worked to adjust the water supply master plan, incorporating provisions to build more lakes and tanks to store treated and untreated water and pumping stations.

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