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SUMMARY OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENTAL KEY ISSUES IN THE MEKONG RIVER DELTA BASING ON THE UPADATED DOCUMENTS

SUMMARY OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENTAL KEY ISSUES IN THE MEKONG RIVER DELTA BASING ON THE UPADATED DOCUMENTS

(Excerpted from the Report on Strategic Environmental Assessment for Mekong Delta Integrated Regional Planning for the period 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050, implepemted by the JV Royal HaskoningDHV - GIZ for the Ministry of Planning and Investment, March 2021)

WATER POLLUTION IN THE MEKONG DELTA: SOURCES, PRESENT, FUTURE, ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS AND MITIGATION

WATER POLLUTION IN THE MEKONG DELTA: SOURCES, PRESENT, FUTURE, ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS AND MITIGATION

Le Trinh, Institute for Environmental Science and Development (VESDEC),
prepared for the International Water Forum, Chungnam, Korea, 17 - 20th 2017
 
ABSTRACT:
The Mekong River Delta (MD) with an area of 40,548 km2 and a population of over 17.5 mil inhabitants, is the main food production region of Vietnam. In the MD there many big rivers and hundreds creeks and canals, creating favourable conditions for growth of biological resource, agriculture, fishery, waterway transport and human activities. However, this region is facing and will be challenged by the increased water pollution caused by the natural factors: high water flow in the rainy season, low flow and high salinity intrusion in the dry season; high acidity at acid sulfate soils areas and by human activities in water use, hydroelectric, industry, agriculture, aquaculture, waterway transport development from the upstream countries and in the Delta, changed hydrological regime and created great amount of many types of wastes, polluting the water environment and damaging ecological resource.

 

THE INTERNATIONAL QUALITY CROWN AWARD HAS BEEN AWARDED TO INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND DEVELOPMENT (VESDEC)

THE INTERNATIONAL QUALITY CROWN AWARD HAS BEEN AWARDED TO INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND DEVELOPMENT (VESDEC)

“The International Quality Crown Award (IQC) of Business Initiative (B.I.D) is presented in recognition of those companies or organizations in different countries throughout the World that further their reputation and position by implementing and promoting quality culture. The Award recognizes and encourages the contribution of organizations and companies to quality, continouous improvement and customer satisfacction as well as improving relations with employees, suppliers and all those associated with your organization…”.

Environmental supervision for Trungson Hydropower Project

Environmental supervision for Trungson Hydropower Project

From 2012 VESDEC has provided for AECOM New Zealand a National Environmental Supervision Team, included 3 specialists, to implement regularly environmental supervision for the WB Project of Constructionof Trungson Hydropower Plant” on the Ma river, Thanhhoa Province. Daily air, noise, water pollution, soil erosion, sanitation, safety at the construction and worker camp sites are supervised. 

 

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