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Rising Sea Levels Threaten to Flood Southern Vietnam by 2100

HO CHI MINH CITY – It’s not quite the first thing on everyone’s minds in the booming financial center of Vietnam, but everyone kind of knows it might happen: Global sea levels pushed up by climate change threatens to flood the city by the year ...

Ralph Jennings

Govt attempts to rebuild flood victims’ lives amid budget constraints

The government estimates that about 3 trillion kip is needed to repair the damage caused by recent flooding and to restore flood-hit communities to normal. The impacts of disasters are a major challenge for Laos in working towards poverty eradication, with many families now lacking housing ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Flood in the Mekong Delta through satellite remote sensing

In order to quickly provide information on flooded areas in the Mekong Delta, the Vietnam Space Centre, under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), has used the image of Radar Remote Sensing Satellites sent by the Sentinel- 1 of the European Space Agency ...

Flood alert as Mekong water rises

Residents in Nakhon Phanom were on Thursday warned to brace for possible flooding after the water level in the Mekong River rose to 11 metres, two metres away from overflow, due to downpours caused by tropical storm Son-Tinh.  Keep reading     ...

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