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Drought puts central Vietnam irrigation lakes out to pasture

Prolonged drought has dried up irrigation lakes in Thua Thien-Hue Province, turning some into pasture land and revealing arid soil in others.

Mekong Delta parched as river dries up upstream

Farmers in the Mekong Delta are grappling with drought and worsening water salinity in rivers due to the El Niño effect.

Water shortage threatens 138,000 families in central Vietnam this summer

Some 138,800 households in the central region might experience a water shortage this summer as the levels in major rivers have dropped below normal.
July 25, 2019 | 08:11 am GMT+7

Drought, saltwater intrusion double whammy for Mekong delta farmers

Due to a prolonged drought, seawater has intruded deep into rivers in the Mekong Delta, leaving thousands of households facing a water shortage.
April 21, 2019 | 08:42 pm GMT+7

As drought bites, Thai cities urged to rein in festive water fights

A worsening drought in parts of Thailand has prompted monks and conservationists to appeal to city dwellers to temper traditional New Year celebrations with water splashing.
April 12, 2019 | 10:58 am GMT+7

Da Nang water woes: seawater enters river four months too early

Seawater has begun to intrude into Da Nang’s Cau Do River several months earlier than usual, affecting its one million population.
February 23, 2019 | 09:01 am GMT+7

$38.3 mln coastal canal planned in Mekong Delta to check salinization

Construction of a coastal canal has been approved by the Ben Tre Province lawmakers to combat salinization and facilitate evacuation during disasters.
November 10, 2018 | 10:00 am GMT+7

No rain, no floods: central Vietnam suffering worsens

It’s the flooding season, but central Vietnam has been longing for rains for the past three months.
November 08, 2018 | 12:22 pm GMT+7

Made-in-Vietnam generator gets drinking water out of air moisture

Vietnamese scientists say they have made an atmospheric water generator that can produce up to 200 liters per day.
November 07, 2018 | 08:25 am GMT+7

Dammed, doomed: the Mekong Delta story

People await life-giving floods to return the delta to its former glory. The wait is futile.
June 18, 2018 | 07:42 am GMT+7

With warning drums and river clean-ups, Indonesian women head off disasters

Women can play a crucial role in minimizing the risks for their families and neighbors, experts say.
May 01, 2018 | 02:30 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese farmers fear of losing thousands of dollars as drought kills sheep en masse

Food and water supplies for the animals have dried up in Ninh Thuan Province.
April 07, 2018 | 03:20 pm GMT+7

Two degrees no longer seen as global warming guardrail

Poor and emerging countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America will get hit hardest, according to studies by British Royal Society.
April 02, 2018 | 08:57 am GMT+7

As drought fuels Indian migration, 'those left behind suffer the most'

While drought worsens and farm workers leaving, those left behind are still hoping for better times
March 29, 2018 | 10:32 am GMT+7

Mekong Delta entrepreneurs tap into fresh water business as salinization takes over

Ben Tre Province, the front line of saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta, is asking for $2.6m to fight salinization.
March 16, 2018 | 08:08 am GMT+7
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