Drought

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Tra Vinh loses $43m to saltwater intrusion, drought damageicon
SOCIETY19/09/20200

Tra Vinh loses $43m to saltwater intrusion, drought damage

Saltwater intrusion and drought in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tra Vinh caused a total damage of VND1 trillion (US$43 million) to agricultural production in the 2019-20 dry season.

 
Ninh Thuan faces water security problemsicon

Ninh Thuan faces water security problems

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
16/08/2020

Ninh Thuan is the driest province in the country. Severe droughts have been affecting the locality over many years, causing serious damage to agricultural production.

Quang Ninh’s largest freshwater lake dries upicon

Quang Ninh’s largest freshwater lake dries up

SOCIETY
03/08/2020

The largest freshwater lake in the northern province of Quang Ninh has seen the lowest water level for nearly 40 years.

Desertification and Drought Day highlights concerns about loss of landicon

Desertification and Drought Day highlights concerns about loss of land

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
06/07/2020

The theme of the 2020 Desertification and Drought Day of Vietnam is ‘consumption and land’, which emphasises solutions and models that help mitigate drought.

Binh Dinh households face water shortageicon

Binh Dinh households face water shortage

SOCIETY
05/07/2020

Thousands of households in central Binh Dinh Province’s My Chanh Commune have been living without tap water for years and must buy clean water for daily use.

Vietnam effectively curbs impacts of drought, saline intrusion in Mekong Deltaicon

Vietnam effectively curbs impacts of drought, saline intrusion in Mekong Delta

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
23/06/2020

Mekong Delta provinces have experienced the most severe drought and saline intrusion ever in the dry season 2019-2020 but the negative impacts on agriculture production and daily life were minimised significantly thanks to effective measures,

Flood and drought remain key challenges for Mekong region: Reporticon

Flood and drought remain key challenges for Mekong region: Report

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
17/06/2020

Extreme low flows and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River last year and an increasing number of droughts that have occurred in many parts of the region in recent years

German experts studying Mekong River water managementicon

German experts studying Mekong River water management

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
04/06/2020

Recent research from experts at the German Foundation for Science and Politics (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik - SWP) highlighted shortcomings in managing the Mekong River’s water resources.

Mekong Delta needs VND5 trillion investment for freshwater supply projectsicon

Mekong Delta needs VND5 trillion investment for freshwater supply projects

BUSINESS
29/05/2020

To ensure rural residents have access to fresh water in the 2021-2025 period, localities in the Mekong Delta will require an investment of VND5 trillion.

Ninh Thuan faces severe droughticon

Ninh Thuan faces severe drought

PHOTOS
28/05/2020

Hundreds of hectares of agricultural land in the south central province of Ninh Thuan have to stop production. Reservoirs are also running out day by day, threatening the lives of people and cattle.

Vietnam's south-central region adjusts farming schedules as drought continuesicon

Vietnam's south-central region adjusts farming schedules as drought continues

SOCIETY
28/05/2020

The south-central region is estimated to have 51,000 – 70,000ha of farmlands facing a water shortage and a temporary halt to cultivation until there is rain or farmers switch to drought-resistant crops, according to the Department of Irrigation.

PM calls for urgent action to deal with drought, saltwater intrusionicon

PM calls for urgent action to deal with drought, saltwater intrusion

POLITICS
23/05/2020

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked authorities in the central and Central Highlands regions to take action to deal with the prolonged heat wave, drought and saltwater intrusion.

Mekong Delta province faces severe water shortageicon

Mekong Delta province faces severe water shortage

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
22/05/2020

The Mekong Delta province of Long An, which has been hit by severe drought this year, needs more fresh water, but can only supply about 50 percent of demand from its 35 fresh water treatment plants and stations.

Central Highlands: Drought drives people to risk life digging for deep wellsicon

Central Highlands: Drought drives people to risk life digging for deep wells

SOCIETY
19/05/2020

Many people in the central province of Gia Lai are risking their life digging for wells without proper equipment as drought continues.

PM urges plans to deal with natural disastersicon

PM urges plans to deal with natural disasters

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
19/05/2020

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged all sectors and localities to review and formulate response plans for natural disasters and incidents.

NA Standing Committee mulls two draft reportsicon

NA Standing Committee mulls two draft reports

POLITICS
09/05/2020

The National Assembly Standing Committee gave opinions on a draft report on the supervision outcomes of the settlement of voters’ suggestions sent to the 14th NA’s eighth session during its 45th session, which opened in Hanoi on May 8.

Binh Thuan declares Level 2 drought emergencyicon

Binh Thuan declares Level 2 drought emergency

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
08/05/2020

The south-central coastal province of Binh Thuan declared a Level 2 emergency on May 7 regarding drought and water shortages.

Vietnam forecast to face historic heat waves in 2020icon

Vietnam forecast to face historic heat waves in 2020

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
03/05/2020

Vietnam is forecast to suffer the highest temperatures ever recorded in 2020, according to the latest report by the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration.