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Boat races kick off Cambodian Water Festival

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2010 at 4:13 pm

US$50 million project to provide drinking water to Central region

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Additional 14 water treatment plants to be built in Mekong Delta region

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Water industry technologies displayed in HCMC

In Uncategorized on November 11, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Proportion of residents using clean water still low

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 at 8:51 am

Conference on water management opens in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 at 12:19 am

All urban dwellers in Hanoi to be supplied clean water by 2020

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Vietnam-Germany cooperate in managing water resources

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Vietnam-Germany cooperate in managing water resources

QĐND – Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 20:39 (GMT+7)

A seminar on managing water resources in Vietnam and Germany was held in Hanoi on October 27.

The event, part of German Year in Vietnam 2010, aimed to protect water resources, keep up people’s health and maintain a clean ecosystem.

At the event, representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the German Water Partnership (GWP) signed a cooperative document about managing water resources.

Following recent statistics, more than 60 percent of the total water resources through out Vietnamese territory originates from foreign land. In Vietnam, water resources are allocated unequally during dry and rainy seasons.

On average, there has been 3840 cu.m of water per person per year. Water resources are also affected by climate change, and industrial waste. As a result, in the future, Vietnam may face water scarcity. Controlling water resources is an important goal to ensure sustainable development in the country.

The seminar was also a good chance to seek foreign partners to support action plans for managing water resources.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Hydropower and water supply to pay environmental fees

In Uncategorized on October 26, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Hydropower and water supply to pay environmental fees

QĐND – Saturday, October 23, 2010, 20:48 (GMT+7)

Environmental fees will be imposed on businesses, especially hydropower and water supply, that use and greatly benefit from natural resources.

The newly issued Decree No99 defines that from January 1st, 2011, hydropower and water supply producers have to pay fees for their use of natural resources.

Accordingly, hydropower plants have to pay VND 20 for each 1 kWh of commercial electricity, and water suppliers have to pay VND 40 for the production of every cubic meter of commercial water.

The proceeds will then be given to tree planters to replenish forests and to agricultural, forestry, and natural resources management bodies to take measures against soil erosion, dredge sediment deposits in lakes, streams and river beds, as well as maintain water sources.

According to experts, the policy could improve the environment and promote organisations’ and individuals’ environmental protection and awareness of economization of natural resources.  

Source: DDDN, photo: Vnexpress

Translated by Thu Nguyen

Source: QDND

Experts say most Gulf spill oil still in water

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 at 7:24 am

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Nearly 80 percent of the oil spilled from a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico is still in the gulf, US scientists have estimated, challenging a more optimistic assessment by the US government earlier in the month.

In its August 4 report, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration found that half the 4.9 million barrels of oil spilled by the April 20 blowout had been evaporated, burned, skimmed or dispersed.

A ship is seen close to the site of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill zone in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. AFP

A team of five scientists from the University of Georgia did their own analysis of the government data and came to a different conclusion.

“We just reanalyzed this report…and then we calculated how much oil is still likely to be out there and that is how we came up to 70 to 79 percent that must be out there,” said Charles Hopkinson, a marine scientist at the University of Georgia.

“One major misconception is that oil that has dissolved into water is gone and therefore, harmless,” he told AFP.

“The oil is still out there and it will likely take years to completely degrade. We are still far from a complete understanding of what its impacts are,” he said.

Source: SGGP