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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.

 

STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (SEA) – AN IMPORTANT TOOL IN INTEGRATED MARINE AND COSTAL ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT

STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (SEA) – AN IMPORTANT TOOL IN INTEGRATED MARINE AND COSTAL ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT

A Case study: Sea for Socio-Economic Master Plan of Tonkin Gulf Coastal Economic Region

Activities of VESDEC Director

Activities of VESDEC Director

Beside leading implementation of some above mentioned projects in 2013 VESDEC Director – President of Vietnam Association for Environmental Impact Assessment (Dr. Le Trinh, Ass.Prof.) has also conducted various other activities:

 

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