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The Mekong Delta in Vietnam is sinking. Can sediment save it?

In Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, home to about 17 million people, large areas of land have been poldered for the cultivation of crops such as rice and shrimp. At the moment, the delta is on average less than a meter above sea level. But due to ...

Wageningen University

Sediment loss in Mekong River killing southern delta

The Mekong Delta is home to nearly 18 million Vietnamese people, and is the most important rice field and fishing region of the country. Vietnam cannot afford to lose it as an agricultural powerhouse, but may be unable to stop just that happening. Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Dams, mining destabilising Mekong delta — study

The drastic reduction in sediment flow in the Mekong River is threatening the stability of the delta and the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on its resources, says a new study by UNESCO and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).Keep reading ...

Fatima Arkin

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