ANTICIPATED GEOMORPHIC IMPACTS FROM MEKONG BASIN DAM CONSTRUCTION

By Z.K RUBIN, G.M. KONDOLF, AND P. CARLING (2014)

Dam locations are indicated for two scenarios: definite future, and full-build. 
Main stream dams are included in full-build scenario, but represented separately.


Bedrock channel of the Mekong River with surficial sand deposits 1-2 m thick, near Xayaburi, Laos. (photo by Kondolf, January 2012) Tiếp tục đọc

Understanding the nexus in the Mekong region

 

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Proposed dam to poses more threat to Vietnam’s Mekong Delta: conference

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 05/13/2017 14:00 GMT + 7

The environment and lives of dozens of millions of people living in the Lower Mekong Basin are being threatened as the Mekong River is expected to see yet another hydropower dam construction, experts said at an international conference on Friday.

Experts all express concerns over the Laos-proposed Pak Beng dam, the latest to be built on the Mekong River, as they convened for a consultation process held by the Vietnam Mekong River Commission in the southern Vietnamese city of Can Tho. Tiếp tục đọc

Climate change to challenge Mekong River Delta in 2017

Last update 07:40 | 09/03/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Signs of growth stagnation in the Mekong Delta in recent years have been blamed on climate change, which has contributed to drought and saline intrusion.

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The growth rate declined in the 2010-2016 period, especially in the last three years, with considerable decreases in 2015 and 2016 due to climate change effects.

The volume of water flowing to the delta has decreased seriously. The Mekong Delta lives on agriculture and fisheries, with services and industries all related to farm produce distribution and processing.

Le Anh Tuan from Can Tho University, in his article on Thoi Bao Kinh Te Sai Gon, warned that 2017 would continue to be a difficult year for agricultural production in the Mekong Delta due to problems in water supply. Water resources have been diminishing rapidly since 2000.

2017 would continue to be a difficult year for agricultural production in the Mekong Delta due to problems in water supply. Water resources have been diminishing rapidly since 2000. 

When rains finished in December 2016 and early 2017, signs of water shortage and saline intrusion at estuaries began appearing.

In late January 2017, the salinity measured in the area 20-25 kilometers from the coastline to the mainland was 2 percent. It is expected to increase rapidly in the dry season. Tiếp tục đọc

Sống mòn bên Cửu Long

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Mekong Delta urged to store fresh water for 2017 dry season

Last update 08:15 | 06/02/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The dry season in 2017 is expected to be less severe than in 2016, but Mekong Delta will still face a lack of fresh water and saline intrusion, scientists say.

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Localities in Mekong Delta are now taking initiative in storing water and cooperating with each other in exploiting water sources, getting ready to cope with drought and saline intrusion.

According to the Central Center for Hydrometeorology Forecasting, the 2016-2017 dry season is likely to end later than usual. It said the drought would be less severe than in 2015-2016, while the water level on Mekong River would be low and influenced by tides. Tiếp tục đọc

China’s Influence on Hydropower Development in the Lancang River and Lower Mekong River Basin

CGIAR (consultative Group in Agriculture Research)

Read and download:China’s Influence on Hydropower Development in the Lancang River and Lower Mekong River Basin

Link to Mekong Hydropwer Map and Portal

Series of “State of knowledge” on Mekong:

1. The Impact of Dams on the Mekong
2. Mekong sediment basics
3. Corporate social responsibility in Mekong hydropower development
4. China’s Influence on Hydropower Development in the Lancang River and Lower Mekong River Basin

 

Corporate social responsibility in Mekong hydropower development

CGIAR (Consultative Group in Agriculture Research)

Read and Download:Corporate social responsibility in Mekong hydropower development

Link to Mekong Hydropwer Map and Portal

Series of “State of knowledge” on Mekong:

1. The Impact of Dams on the Mekong
2. Mekong sediment basics
3. Corporate social responsibility in Mekong hydropower development
4. China’s Influence on Hydropower Development in the Lancang River and Lower Mekong River Basin

 

Mekong sediment basics

CGIAR (Cnsultative Group in Agriculture Research)

Read and download:Mekong sediment basics

Link to Mekong Hydropwer Map and Portal

Series of “State of knowledge” on Mekong:

1. The Impact of Dams on the Mekong
2. Mekong sediment basics
3. Corporate social responsibility in Mekong hydropower development
4. China’s Influence on Hydropower Development in the Lancang River and Lower Mekong River Basin

 

The Impact of Dams on the Mekong

CGIAR (Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research)

Read and Download: The Impact of Dams on the Mekong

Link to Mekong Hydropwer Map and Portal

Series of “State of knowledge” on Mekong:

1. The Impact of Dams on the Mekong
2. Mekong sediment basics
3. Corporate social responsibility in Mekong hydropower development
4. China’s Influence on Hydropower Development in the Lancang River and Lower Mekong River Basin

From dams to basins: mapping across scales

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Mekong Delta sinks into the sea

vietnamnet.vn_The Mekong Delta is sinking 2.5cm every year because of ground water extraction and unreasonable planning and constructions on the surface.

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Farmers use underground water during dry season

The problem was discussed at a conference about sinking threat and solution for the Mekong Delta on March 21 in Can Tho City. Tiếp tục đọc

Mekong Delta shifts strategy, takes advantage of benefits of flooding

Last update 08:16 | 24/01/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – In the past, Mekong Delta residents, striving to produce as much rice as possible, built closed embankments to prevent floods and cultivate third crops. But now they need floods to preserve water to fight drought and saline intrusion. vietnamnet bridge, english news, Vietnam news, news Vietnam, vietnamnet news, Vietnam net news, Vietnam latest news, Vietnam breaking news, vn news, floating houses, Mekong Delta, flood

Le Anh Tuan, deputy head of the Climate Change Research Institute under Can Tho University, said it was necessary to reconsider third-crop rice cultivation.

Tuan said many years ago, ensuring food security was the priority for the Mekong Delta.
Therefore, farmers tried to cultivate three rice crops a year to increase productivity. In order to do this, they had to build embankments to prevent floods. Tiếp tục đọc