Mekong Delta authorities ask Vietnamese officials to address the inter-Governmental Mekong River Commission and step up diplomatic efforts to deal with countries upstream that are threatening the river’s flow.
There are critical problems of inequality surrounding access to domestic and irrigation water. Exploring issues of gender and poverty allows us to ask who has power, a voice, and the opportunity to improve their situation.
Featuring the dish at a banquet Tuesday night “only shows that so many ongoing campaigns have failed to make government leaders aware of the damage.”
Excessive insecticide use, workers suffering from illnesses, groundwater and streams drying up are leading to calls to shut them down.
Loss of mangrove forests, impacts of climate change and upstream hydropower dams blocking much of the sediment that once reached the Delta is a disaster in the making.
Delegates attending the Asia-Pacific Conference on Early Childhood Development on Wednesday in HÀ Nội made the grim warning.
“We did not give them permission for this factory from the start,” the environmental official said.
The demand for fuelwood including firewood and charcoal has increased in Cambodia: Annual use is reaching 6 million tons, which is equivalent to the loss of more than 70,000 hectares of forest.
”We want to the Chinese side to sign an agreement that they won’t come in here to continue clearing, as we are concerned for the loss of the lake and the fish in the shelter.”