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Dammed, doomed: the Mekong Delta story

People await life-giving floods to return the delta to its former glory. The wait is futile.

Watch Saigonese brave the elements during weekend downpour

Torrential rain flooded the streets on Saturday night, paralyzing traffic and forcing residents to wade their way ...

Floodwaters released by Chinese dam in Cambodia forces thousands to flee

Environmental groups have repeatedly warned that the project would have a costly impact on the Mekong River's fisheries and biodiversity.
February 02, 2018 | 04:11 pm GMT+7

In Jakarta, flood-hit slum residents aim for a higher, drier future

Jakarta, a coastal city built on a swampy plain, faces no end of flood worries, not least because roughly 40 percent of its land sits below sea level.
December 12, 2017 | 09:37 am GMT+7

Gold rush: Residents looking to strike it rich after floods in central Vietnam

Prospectors are panning, sluicing and dredging as the floodwaters recede, despite the dangers involved. 
December 11, 2017 | 03:20 pm GMT+7

Nha Trang streets flooded as heavy rain drenches the popular beach town in south central Vietnam

Many residents had to move to higher grounds as some areas were under 2 feet of water.
December 03, 2017 | 08:21 am GMT+7

Mapped: Hydropower plants across Vietnam

Water discharged from hydropower dams during heavy rains has been blamed for escalating flooding in Vietnam.
November 13, 2017 | 12:30 pm GMT+7

Top tourist town Hoi An left in a mess as typhoon water recedes in central Vietnam

Garbage and mud need to be cleaned up before the town welcomes APEC visitors this weekend.
November 09, 2017 | 01:54 pm GMT+7

Half of Hoi An under water following Storm Damrey induced heavy rains, dam discharge

The only way to travel around the UNESCO listed ancient town is by boat as water levels peaked yesterday at nearly 4 meters (13 feet).
November 07, 2017 | 09:31 am GMT+7

Saigon residents caught wading through record tide

The highest tide of the year at 1.69 (5.54 feet) meters threw cold water at not-so enthusiastic feet on Monday morning.
November 06, 2017 | 11:32 am GMT+7

Tourists paddle to safety after Storm Damrey drowns Hoi An

Some parts of Vietnam's popular ancient tourist town are under 1.5 meters (5 feet) of water.
November 05, 2017 | 05:53 pm GMT+7

Heavy downpours, floods kill 4 in central Vietnam as Storm Damrey nears

Central and southern parts of the country have been put on high alert before the storm makes landfall on Saturday. 
November 03, 2017 | 11:40 am GMT+7

Northern Vietnam left in path of destructive floods due to poor forecasting

A tropical depression has claimed at least 68 lives this week, the deadliest disaster to hit Vietnam in recent years.
October 15, 2017 | 12:55 pm GMT+7

Confessions of a hydropower calamity in Vietnam

The good, the bad and the ugly sides of  hydropower plants in the Central Highlands.
October 15, 2017 | 01:22 am GMT+7

Budding typhoon could make landfall in central Vietnam

Rough seas and heavy rains are forecast for central and northern parts of the country in the next couple of days.
October 14, 2017 | 07:30 am GMT+7
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