Groundwater use continues in HCM City

Update: September, 22/2017 – 08:00

Workers at Thủ Đức Water Company check the operation system. In addition to clean water supplied by companies like this, people in many residential areas use groundwater for their daily activities due to a shortage of tap water. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngọc Hà

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — With warnings about the ill effects of groundwater on users’ health and possible land subsidence due to overexploitation of water, 10 years ago HCM City authorities had adopted policies to reduce the use of groundwater.- Tiếp tục đọc “Groundwater use continues in HCM City”

Thai Nguyen: uncontrolled mineral exploitation pushes locals to the wall

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VietNamNet Bridge – The massive mineral exploitation at four sites in Dong Hy district in Thai Nguyen province has led to serious consequences: the houses of 133 families have been affected by subsidence and cracking, and locals do not have water for daily life.

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A pit belonging to Thai Nguyen Black Metallurgical JSC is located in a residential quarter.
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Ho Chi Minh City proposes ban on groundwater exploitation

Groundwater is not safe for consumption and its exploitation can cause subsidenceBy Tuoi Tre News

August 24,2017, 14:35 GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City proposes ban on groundwater exploitation
A resident uses underground water from a well to clean dishes in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have proposed a prohibition on underground water exploitation in certain metropolitan locations to ensure public health and prevent potential subsidence.The municipal People’s Committee has ordered the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to establish a map indicating locations where underground water exploitation could pose a danger to local residents. Tiếp tục đọc “Ho Chi Minh City proposes ban on groundwater exploitation”

Land subsidence, rising seas threaten Mekong Delta

Last update 16:34 | 03/08/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – The sustainable development of the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta faces many threats, especially the rising sea level, worsening land subsidence and declining sedimentation, Dr Le Xuan Thuyen of the University of Natural Sciences has warned.

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A severe landslide that occurred along a bank of the Tien River in Thanh Binh District in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap last April. 

Speaking at a seminar last Thursday in HCM City titled “Challenges for sustainable development of the Mekong Delta,” Thuyen said: “The delta is formed by sediments and fairly steady sea levels. Now the two elements are no longer present and so the delta is facing an uncertain future.” Tiếp tục đọc “Land subsidence, rising seas threaten Mekong Delta”