land subsidence

Update news land subsidence

The Mekong Delta region needs “consistent strategies” to deal with groundwater extraction, land subsidence and saltwater intrusion in an increasingly urbanising area, experts said at a conference in HCM City on November 26.

Land subsidence endangers Mekong Delta

The overexploitation of groundwater in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta has contributed to severe land subsidence, which could lead to devastating consequences if the practice continues, experts have said.

HCM City, Mekong Delta face serious land subsidence

Land subsidence in HCM City and the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta has ranged from 0.1 to 81 centimetres in the last 10 years, according to the Water Resources Management Department at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Land subsidence a big threat as Mekong Delta sucks out groundwater

Land subsidence is worsening in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, and experts told a seminar in Can Tho City that over-exploitation of groundwater is one of the factors causing it.

Mekong Delta’s sea level rise alarming: US professor

Rising sea levels and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta are becoming alarming, said Prof. David Dapice, Senior Economist, Vietnam and Myanmar Programme, Harvard Kennedy School, at a meeting with leaders of Can Tho city on October 8.

HCM City tackles land subsidence

 VietNamNet Bridge – Land subsidence caused by excessive groundwater extraction and rapid urbanisation is worsening flooding in HCM City.