Video reports from the Mekong Delta on the growing impacts of climate change braking up families and communities as income is sought elsewhere.
The physical nibbling away of the Mekong Delta’s edges by advancing erosion is producing unwanted social and economic ripples reaching Ho Chi Minh City and beyond.
Elderly people in the Mekong Delta have had a difficult life, but some are now facing even greater hardships as their land washes away.
Young women are pursuing husbands abroad, betting on economic security over love, while leaving young men to struggle to find partners among the women who remain.
Will dropping a 41-km concrete wall into the sea actually help or will it perpetuate the city’s legacy of failed land-use policies and infrastructure miss-management?
Experts warn such a barrier will do little to address major factors contributing to HCMC’s inundation, and far more attention should be paid to non-technical strategies.
At the edge of a forest on the northern plains of Cambodia, an indigenous community is building its own security system.
As the IPCC readies its Special Report Global Warming at 1.5 °C, world leading scientists warn forest protection is paramount. How will the Mekong Region respond? Ask China.
Cambodia’s dominant political network has infiltrated down to the local level through a hydraulic control paradigm, unwittingly aided and abetted by international development assistance.
Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is one of the world’s most at-risk areas from the effects of climate change, posing challenges both for its environment and population in years to come. Photos credit: Luke Duggleby
Despite knowing the damage she was causing, Nguyen Thi Vang still walks through the coral reef in the Tam Hai sea to collect seaweed for her daily meals. “When I walk, I heard its broken sound and I feel painful,” said Nguyen.