Update news Drought

The prolonged heat wave and severe drought in Quang Tri and other central provinces has badly affected local people.


Climate change in northwest causing drought, killing plants

The northwestern region is witnessing severe natural disasters with increasing frequency, large scale and unpredictable intensity.

Rice farmers switch to corn as fresh water supply shrinks

Facing water shortages, farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tien Giang have grown corn on nearly 2,000ha of rice fields for the 2018-19 winter-spring crop.

Drought threatens crops across country

More than 3,400ha of agricultural lands, almost all of it in the Central Highlands, have been hit by drought according to the Directorate of Water Resources.

Drought, saltwater intrusion hits Mekong Delta sooner than expected

VietNamNet Bridge - Drought and saltwater intrusion are affecting the Mekong Delta earlier than usual. 

Measures needed to help Mekong Delta farmers cope with floods

 VietNamNet Bridge – More breakthrough solutions are needed to help farmers in the Mekong Delta cope with unpredictably rising water levels, 

Binh Thuan attempts to combat desertification

 VietNamNet Bridge – Investing in irrigation works has proven effective task in the fight against rapid desertification in the southern province of Binh Thuan.

New South Wales drought now affects entire state

 Australia's most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), is now entirely in drought, officials have confirmed.

Major sewage pollution incidents increase

 Water companies are still not doing enough to protect streams and rivers, the Environment Agency reports.

Hydropower dams affecting agricultural production in Mekong Delta

VietNamNet Bridge - Two new hydropower projects, including Lao Pak Beng and Cambodian Sambor, on the upper course of the Mekong River have increased the risks for Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region.

Ninh Thuan farmers battle severe annual drought

 VietNamNet Bridge – Every year around this time, people in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan have the same worry: water.

Hanoi needs millions of USD to revive rivers

VietNamNet Bridge - Hanoi is a ‘city of rivers and lakes’. However, many are in danger because of waste pollution.  

Mekong Delta students recycle waste mud to potting soil

 VietNamNet Bridge – Potting soil made from wastewater, a project initiated by two college students, offers a comprehensive solution to protect the environment and create economic value in the Mekong Delta.

Mongolia bans grain exports as hottest temperatures in 56 years cause drought

 Mongolia has suspended grain exports with as much as a third of its farmland suffering from severe drought after temperatures last month rose to the highest in more than half a century, 

15 storms to enter Vietnam in 2017

 VietNamNet Bridge – El Nino, which is forecast to last until the end of 2017, will cause drought and salinity intrusion in many areas of the country during the dry season, 

Agricultural production models for extreme weather proposed

VietNamNet Bridge - Saline intrusion, unexpected hot and cold weather, and tropical low pressure that causes long rains are all influencing agricultural production and people's lives.

Land subsidence in Mekong Delta worsens

VietNamNet Bridge - Land subsidence in the Mekong Delta is becoming increasingly serious, caused mainly by overexploitation of underground water.

South to see less drought, more dry season rain

Weather experts expect the southern region to  experience less drought and salinity and more unseasonal rain during this year’s dry season.

Climate change to challenge Mekong River Delta in 2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Signs of growth stagnation in the Mekong Delta in recent years have been blamed on climate change, which has contributed to drought and saline intrusion.

Mekong water diplomacy vital

Dr Le Tuan Anh, deputy director of the Research Institute for Climate Change at Can Tho University, speaks to Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper about the negative impact of climate change.