Update news Saltwater

The Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang has declared a state of emergency after drought and saltwater intrusion hit the region, strongly affecting local residents’ lives and production.

Drought and salt water in Vietnam will be under control by 2030

Nguyen Van Tinh, director general of the Department of Water Resources, speaks about Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s decision to grant VND500 billion to control salt water intrusion in eight Mekong Delta provinces

Sand overexploitation of Mekong River raises worries for Mekong Delta

The loss of sand has caused erosion and increased salinity as well as subsidence in the Mekong Delta.

Landslides in Mekong Delta reach alarming levels

Mekong Delta has weak vulnerable geological structure, so any event in nature or human activities will have great influence on the land.

Saltwater enters Mekong Delta rivers earlier than normal

Many provinces have been bracing for it following a forecast that the intrusion of seawater up rivers would be early and severe this year.


Climate change brings opportunity to restructure Mekong Delta economy

The principle that Vietnam needs to pursue now is not to confront nature, but to respond appropriately and flexibly to new circumstances, such as climate change, by restructuring the economy. 

Kien Giang brings seawater ashore for shrimp farming

VietNamNet Bridge - Instead of trying to prevent salt water from entering land, some coastal localities have opened their doors to seawater, turning the water brackish for shrimp farming.

Mekong Delta learns to ‘live in peace’ with saltwater

VietNamNet Bridge - Ten years ago, Vietnam began calling upon farmers to restructure agricultural production, but no considerable changes have occurred. 

Vietnam facing water security challenges

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s demand for water is skyrocketing while water resources are being depleted, certain river basins are being overexploited and competition for water resources is soaring.

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,

Severe drought to threaten Saigon in coming months

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City will face its most severe drought in six decades over the next few months, the weather office has forecast, warning there will be a severe shortage of water for irrigation and saltwater intrusion up its rivers.

Erosion, salt water decimate homes

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Van Nghe, beyond any doubts, saw his house swept away by rising sea waters.

Delta, Central Highlands suffer drought and saltwater tides

 VietNamNet Bridge – Severe drought and the resultant intrusion of seawater tides deep into the Mekong Delta are badly affecting the daily life of people there.

Experts discuss climate change

 VietNamNet Bridge – With around 75 per cent of Viet Nam's urban population living in low elevation coastal zones, many people will be affected by rising sea levels, experts have warned.

Salt water pollutes hundreds of wells

 VietNamNet Bridge – High levels of salinity in underground supplies has created serious shortages of fresh water for nearly 1,000 residents in central Quang Ngai Province's Duc Pho District.