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Update news saline intrusion

The General Water Resources Directorate has predicted that saline intrusion in Mekong Delta this year will come earlier and be more serious than in 2015-2016.

Water issues to be severe in many localities: experts

Along with Mekong Delta, the central region will suffer prolonged drought and saline intrusion during the rest of this year’s dry season, experts warned.

Thousands in Ca Mau affected by subsidence

Over 20,000 households in Ca Mau are being threatened by erosion along with drought and saline intrusion.


Mekong Delta sets up public tap water faucets as saline intrusion peaks

The Mekong Delta is taking steps to ensure sufficient freshwater supply for household use and agricultural production in areas affected by saltwater intrusion and drought.


Sinking predicted for Mekong Delta region

The Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, an area that helps feed about 200 million people, is predicted to sink underwater by 2100.

Mekong Delta may face more serious saline intrusion this dry season

The Mekong Delta may experience sooner and even more serious droughts and saltwater intrusion in the 2019 – 2020 dry season, compared to the situation in 2016 when historic saline intrusion was recorded, an official has said.

Low, late floods worsen saline intrusion in Mekong Delta: experts

Low and late floods have further worsened saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta region, heard a workshop held in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on October 4.

Mekong Delta may face saline intrusion months earlier than normal

Saltwater is expected to severely intrude into the Mekong Delta during the remainder of the year, instead of in March or April next year, as normal, said the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.


Saline intrusion, landslides challenging Mekong Delta

Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Tran Hong Ha said at a national conference recently that climate change in Mekong Delta "comes sooner and much faster than many scenarios" had predicted.


Over 67,160 ha of land threatened by drought, saline intrusion

 More than 67,160 ha of farmland nationwide are likely to be hit by drought and saline intrusion in the coming time if a lack of rainfall persists, according to the Directorate of Water Resource under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. 

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, 

Saline intrusion attacks Ninh Thuan

 VietNamNet Bridge – Water and agricultural land in Nhon Hai Commune, Ninh Hai District of the south central province of Ninh Thuan has been contaminated with high saline levels, affecting local production and livelihoods.

Vietnam lacks climate change adaption funds

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam needs US$140billion to $179 billion in the next 20 years for climate change reduction and adaptation, as well as technology.  

Experts urge use of agricultural biotechnology as response to climate change

 VietNamNet Bridge – Agricultural biotechnology is one of the key tools that can improve the yield and quality of agricultural products in a time of climate change, experts said.

Urgent measures needed to protect landslide-prone areas in Mekong Delta: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung on Monday spoke with provincial authorities and government agencies about the need for urgent action to prevent landslides in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta.

Vietnam urges Laos to rethink Mekong River dams

The Mekong Delta will disappear in the next several decades once Pak Beng Dam and another 10 planned hydropower dams are built on the Mekong River in Laos and Cambodia, 

Mekong farming lags behind: experts

VietNamNet Bridge – A lack of cutting-edge technologies, unrealistic policies, and a failure to take advantage of local expertise and knowledge are constraining agricultural development in the country, 

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 Delta urged to store fresh water for 2017 dry season

VietNamNet Bridge - The dry season in 2017 is expected to be less severe than in 2016, but Mekong Delta will still face a lack of fresh water and saline intrusion, scientists say.

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.