Update news Drought

VietNamNet Bridge - The Co Chien River in Tra Vinh province, at certain moments in the day, is the source of freshwater, an overseas Vietnamese man has discovered.  

Mekong Delta stores water to prevent saline intrusion in dry season

VietNamNet Bridge - The volume of freshwater on canals in the Mekong Delta has decreased quickly, while saline intrusion has begun in many areas.

Some business fields to face big challenges in 2017

The severe weather conditions in the first months of 2016 with drought and saline intrusion dealt a strong blow on Vietnam’s agriculture, leading to minus growth rate of the sector in the first half of the year. 

Four famines mean 20 million may starve in the next six months

 More than 20 million people - greater than the population of Romania or Florida - risk dying from starvation within six months in four separate famines,

Gov't, ministries, bankers and businesses cooperate to breed shrimp

VietNamNet Bridge - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided that Vietnam should become the shrimp production base of the world. 

Mekong set for tougher drought

 VietNamNet Bridge – Mekong Delta provinces have taken measures to counteract drought and salinisation as weather forecasts say that the region could face shortages of water due to a serious drought early in 2017.

Mekong Delta can reduce saline intrusion with two-crop method, say experts

VietNamNet Bridge - Scientists believe that the current three-crop-a-year production policy will not help farmers escape poverty, and will only worsen saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta.

Vietnam seeks more international support to combat climate change

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam is looking for more support from the international community to better deal with the impact of climate change and cut greenhouse gas emissions. 

Summer drought takes further toll on EU maize harvest

 Hot, dry weather over the past two months has damaged European Union maize (corn) crops and this year's harvest is now expected to be almost as bad as in 2015 when production was also hit by drought.

Binh Dinh scallions dried up by drought

 VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of hectares of scallion seedlings in south-central Binh Dinh Province’s Phu My District are dying because of a shortage of water due to prolonged drought,

Drought-hit Honduras needs new approach to tackle extreme weather: U.N. envoy

 Honduras must develop a long term approach to combat the impact of drought exacerbated by climate change and put the poorest and most vulnerable at the center of government initiatives and funding,

Thousands of firefighters battle fast-spreading wildfire near Los Angeles

 More than 1,600 firefighters battled on Monday to contain a fast-spreading wildfire that has forced hundreds of evacuations in the drought-parched canyons north of Los Angeles, destroying 18 homes, killing at least one person

Water in Mekong River Delta at risk of arsenic contamination

VietNamNet Bridge - The underground water level in Mekong Delta has been degrading rapidly, and is at risk of arsenic contamination.

Drought hits Vietnam fish farms hard

 VietNamNet Bridge – Drought and consequential saltwater intrusion in the first three months of 2016 have had a devastating impact, destroying thousands of hectarage of prime fish farming area.

Central regions seek drought-resistant animals

The Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) and central regions are expanding areas to breed livestock as well as other animals like sheep, ostriches, goats, honeybees and silkworms.

81,000ha of shrimp breeding ponds damaged

 VietNamNet Bridge – The prolonged drought and saltwater have damaged more than 81,000 hectares of shrimp breeding areas in eight Mekong provinces,

VN must prepare well for natural disasters

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam needs to be well-prepared to cope with natural disasters, which have become more fierce and unpredictable in recent years,

200 lakes in Dak Lak dry to the bottom

VietNamNet Bridge – Because of prolonged drought, hundreds of irrigation lakes in Dak Lak province, in Vietnam’s central highlands, have dried to the bottom and the land is cracked.

Drought heightens risk of forest fires in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prolonged dry weather has significantly increased forest fire risk in the southeast region, authorised agencies report.

Mass fish deaths reported again in north central area

 VietNamNet Bridge – Tonnes of cage-raised fish along the Buoi River in the north central province of Thanh Hoa have continued to die, according to local officials.