Update news freshwater

Thousands of people in the Mekong Delta Region have been given free freshwater to deal with the on-going drought and saline intrusion.

Da Nang: Dams built to deal with lack of fresh water

Da Nang has begun construction of a steel dam – the second of its kind – on the lower Cam Le River to reduce salinity and deal with serious water shortages in the dry season this year.

Mekong Delta gets VND70 billion for seawater intrusion control

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a plan to provide VND70 billion to five Mekong Delta provinces – Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Kien Giang and Ca Mau – to respond to ongoing problems with seawater intrusion and drought.


Fresh water sent to areas hit by saltwater intrusion

Fresh water supplies are being transported from HCM City to Mekong Delta provinces that have been affected by severe saltwater intrusion during the dry season.

Ca Mau adapts to climate change

As coastal erosion continues to affect thousands of lives in Vietnam's southernmost province, authorities are taking steps to adapt to climate change before the damage reaches irreversible levels.

Three students in Hue turn sea waves into power

VietNamNet Bridge - Three students from Thua Thien – Hue province have invented a system which generates electricity from sea waves.

Are water sources around Tan Rai bauxite plant polluted?

VietNamNet Bridge - The water sources around the red mud reservoir at the Tan Rai bauxite plant in Lam Dong district is polluted, leaving local people lacking clean water shortage.

Outlying HCM City districts lack supplies of fresh water

 VietNamNet Bridge – At least 95 per cent of underground fresh water in HCM City does not meet with the Ministry of Health's hygienic standards, while nearly 20 per cent or 358,000 households have no fresh water to use,

Mekong Delta suffers severe saline intrusion

 VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers and households have been left without fresh water in many areas in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta this year because of severe saline intrusion.

HCMC strives to provide fresh water to all households by yearend

VietNamNet Bridge – 358,351 out of 1,874,114 households in Ho Chi Minh City have not accessed to fresh water supply meanwhile the city has set its target that by yearend, most of households in the city will be able to access to fresh water.

Mekong faces drought, salinity

 VietNamNet Bridge – The ongoing drought has seriously affected farms and households in the Mekong Delta, causing water shortages for thousands of families in the provinces of Kien Giang, Ca Mau, Ben Tre and Tien Giang.

Delta faces water shortage, salination

VietNamNet Bridge – The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta faces a possible shortage of freshwater for next year's rice crops due to drought and a worsening of saltwater intrusion in the coming dry season,

‘Magic box' conjures fresh water solution

 VietNamNet Bridge – "To people living on the mainland, freshwater has been taken for granted. However, on an island like Bach Long Vi it can be as precious as gold.