Châu Trần Vĩnh, deputy head of the Department of Water Resources Management under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Photo courtesy of the Department of Water Resources Management Châu Trần Vĩnh, deputy head of the Department of Water Resources Management under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment talks to Vietnam News Agency about how to sustainably manage water resources while climate change has triggered drought and salinity intrusion for coastal plains as well as seriously affected the daily lives of local people Could you tell us about the recent hot weather in the central region? The central region has suffered heat waves since April. Many places reportedly had record temperatures (some localities had temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius). Accordingly, the flow in the basins is 35-60 per cent lower than the average amount of many previous years. In the face of prolonged hot weather, reservoirs are … [Read more...] about Sustainable water management a solution for drought
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The Hanoitimes - In the second half of 2019, some 10-12 storms and tropical depressions will appear in the South China Sea, known as the East Sea in Vietnam. Typhoon Mun to hit Vietnam on July 4 Typhoon Usagi is heading to Vietnam’s south central localities Hanoi actively responds to Mangkhut typhoon In the last six months of 2019, some four to five storms will make landfall in Vietnam, according to Nguyen Van Huong, head of the Weather Forecast Office under the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecast (NCHMF). The recent tropical storm in the South China Sea, named typhoon Mun, was recorded as the first storm on land in 2019, hit Vietnam’s northern provinces on early July 4, Huong said. Typhoon Mun landed in Vietnam’s provinces from Hai Phong to Nam Dinh causing heavy rain and strong winds. Photo: Viet Hung The expert said the storms of this year have come later than usual, adding that typhoon Mun had a constant speed when it landed and … [Read more...] about How many storms will Vietnam face in 2019?
Iran battled torrential rain and floods across most of the country on Tuesday, warning citizens to stay vigilant after unprecedented flash flooding killed 23 people. Iran's meteorological service has warned of more heavy rain fars news/AFP The authorities also announced for the first time that seven people were killed a week ago in separate floods that swept the northeastern provinces of Golestan and Mazandaran. The latest deluge claimed the lives of 19 people and injured 98 in the worst-hit southern city of Shiraz, the rescue services said. There was also one death in each of the western provinces of Kermanshah, Lorestan and Kogiluyeh-Va-Boyerahmad, and another in the southwestern province of Khuzestand. The disaster, which the energy minister blamed on climate change, struck in the middle of Iranian New Year holidays, with many relief workers on vacation and millions of Iranians on the roads. On Tuesday the authorities sent out emergency warnings to the public on mobile … [Read more...] about 23 dead as Iran battles heavy rain and floods
An anti-flooding project that covers 100 hectares (250 acres) in Districts 1, 4, 7, 8, Binh Chanh and Nha Be had been suspended since late April after a supervision consultant found out that its investor had used Chinese steel for part of the project instead of from G7 countries as stipulated in the contract signed between the city and a local private investor. Nguyen Tam Tien, CEO of city-based Trung Nam Group, the investor, said the VND10-trillion ($430-million) project was 72 percent complete, and the stoppage has incurred losses of more than VND200 billion ($8.57 million) to the firm. A local joint-venture chosen by the city as supervision consultant for the project said the valves of the sewer system had to be made with stainless steel produced by G7 countries, but Trung Nam had used alloy steel from China instead. Following this discovery, the entire project was put on hold. But Tien said that apart from the financial impacts, the suspension also affected the project’s … [Read more...] about Investor of Saigon anti-flooding project claims huge losses after suspension
The Hanoitimes - Each year, disasters such as typhoons, droughts and floods impact millions of lives, the food security and cause one to two percent of economic losses. More than 120 delegates from eighteen provinces, representatives from eight ministries, UN agencies and international NGOs gathered at a workshop on October 18 in Hanoi to discuss how Vietnam can strengthen post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. The workshop was organized by the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority (VDMA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is part of global efforts funded by the European Union in partnership with the UNDP and the World Bank to strengthen recovery in countries highly exposed to disasters like Vietnam. The overview of the workshop Each year, disasters such as typhoons, droughts and floods impact millions of lives, the food security and cause one to two percent of economic losses. Poor and disaster exposed rural communities are often worst … [Read more...] about Workshop discusses ways to strengthen Vietnam’s post-disaster recovery