Vietnam, Mekong Wing

Mekong Delta

  • Mekong consists of 5.5 million hectares of land
  • Most inhabitants are rural farmers/fishers and they produce rice fish and shrimp
  • The smaller Red River Delta is more densely populated and developed
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Chau Nguyen Xuan Quang, Center for Water Management & Climate Change (WACC), Vietnam National University 


News and activities

New paper on future groundwater extraction-induced subsidence and elevation evolution of the Mekong delta
The newest paper on land subsidence research in the Mekong delta has been published in Environmental Research Communications. It presents land subsidence projections following groundwater extraction scenarios and consequent elevation evolution. 
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Tuesday 23 January 2020

Mekong Delta freshwater in peril by sand mining and dam construction
Researchers from Utrecht University have found that increased salt intrusion and tides in the Mekong Delta relate to sediment starvation from upstream dams and sand mining in the delta. The rising tides have major implications for river bank erosion and city flooding in subsiding and progressively vulnerable cities and urban areas. 
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Tuesday 10 December 2019

Forum: Delta Alliance supports Mekong Delta in Vietnam taking the next step in safegarding the delta's values (2-3 February 2015)
At the Mekong Delta Forum, held in HCMC on 2nd and 3rd of February, Delta Alliance’s chairperson Mrs. Tineke Huizinga spoke on the importance of integrating sectoral interests and joint planning and financing. As Dutch minister for Water she supported the development of the Mekong Delta Plan that was presented in December 2013.
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Thursday 12 February 2015  



Strategic Delta Planning: Strengthening strategic delta planning processes in Bangladesh, the Netherlands, Vietnam and beyond
The Strategic Delta Planning research project (2014-2020), aiming at a better understanding of the dynamics of delta planning, is a collaboration between 11 Bangladesh, Dutch and Vietnamese organisations, and looks back and presents its major findings for strategic planners and other delta professionals. Read more.
Monday 23 December 2019

Mekong Delta Plan
Long-term vision and strategy, for a safe, prosperous and sustainable delta.
Royal HaskoningDHV, Wageningen UR, Deltares, Rebel
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Sunday 1 December 2013 

Delta Alliance electronic board room session. Mekong Delta, The current and future states
Deltas in Practice Theme 6: Cooperation, Session DP C 6.1: Delta Alliance electronic board room session. Mekong Delta, The current and future states, Prof.dr. Le Quang Minh, Wageningen University & Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2010)
Presented at the international conference Deltas in Times of Climate Change, 29 September - 1 October, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
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Thursday 1 October 2010

Meeting report Scoping Workshop Vietnam Wing (20 July 2010)
On 20 July, a Scoping Workshop was organized by the Vietnam Wing coordinator, Prof. dr. Le Quang Minh, at Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City. Twenty five participants of universities, research institutions and local governments discussed on how to build the Vietnam network and came with a number recommendations for potential research topics and capacity development. It was also concluded that the farmers in the Mekong have already introduced climate change adaptation measures.
Vietnam Wing Delta Alliance
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Monday 27 September 2010  

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