Unpredictable weather forces rice farmers to abandon their land and head to cities to look for construction work.
Swathes of paddy fields across the Mekong Delta in Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar were inundated by the flood of water from both heavy rains and burst dams. Damaged reduced production up to 30 percent.
Though floods from the Lao dam collapse occured two months ago, people are yet to experience the worst of it.
The Laos government’s response to July’s deadly dam collapse was not enough. Socheata Sim, programme manager for Oxfam’s Mekong Regional Water Governance Program, explains why.
The MRC launched two joint projects to better manage the Mekong basin resources, especially monitoring the impact of the controversial Don Sahong dam.
China has the upper hand over a resource that serves as the economic lifeblood of its poor southern backyard.
Subsidence and rising sea level are threatening to sink the entirety of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta in the near future if preventive measures are not carried out quickly, an expert has warned.
Homes and farmland have been flooded following the bust of the under construction Nam Ao Hydropower Project on Sep 11.
Climate change its causing flooding and droughts that damage agricultural land in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.
Experts have backed the government’s plan to establish a single all-encompassing organisation to combine the efforts of different agencies and oversee the country’s water management policies.