Who should be responsible for the nation's water supply? (05-11-2005) Water management has been transferred from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Experts discussed the transfer with Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times). Nguyen Dinh Ninh, deputy head of the Water Resources Department: Viet Nam has 2,360 rivers spanning more than 10km, and a total basin area of over 10,000sq.km. The total amount of water flowing in all rivers and streams is approximately 835 billion cubic metres, including 313 billion cubic metres originating here in Viet Nam. The dynamic reserve of underground water is about 1,500 cubic metres per second. Water accumulated during the rainy season (which usually lasts 3 or 4 months) accounts for 70 - 75 per cent of total water reserve, a figure that rests at only 25 - 30 per cent during the dry season. This is due to floods, drought and various other weather phenomenon. In addition, … [Read more...] about Who should be responsible for the nation’s water supply?
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Cyclone Phailin left a trail of destruction along India's east coast on Sunday and at least seven people dead after the biggest evacuation in the country's history helped minimise casualties. Most of the local population spent the night huddled in shelters and public buildings as deafening winds flattened flimsy homes, uprooted trees and sent glass and asbestos strips flying through the air. The worst affected area around the town of Gopalpur in Orissa, where the eye of Phailin packing winds of 200 kilometres an hour (125 miles per hour) came ashore, remained cut off with emergency services rushing to reach there. Raj Kishor Muduli, a delivery driver who lives just outside Orissa's state capital Bhubaneswar, said the whole of his village had spent the night hunkering down in a communal shelter. "We were all afraid, the whole village was afraid, we didn't know how strong the winds would be," the 43-year-old told AFP in the morning when the winds had died down and heavy … [Read more...] about Killer Indian cyclone wreaks havoc, 1 million evacuated
Apparently, in the context of complex and unpredictable challenge of climate change, to carry out sustainable management of water resources in a densely populated city is not a simple task. According to a research by Dr. Le Van Khoa - former director of HCMC Waste Recycling Fund, it is essential to diversify solutions to protect water resources. Two approaches to the solution "living with the water" Given that climate change has been having huge impacts on water resources in the city, the "living with the water" solution is inevitable and requires two approaches: adaptation and prevention through appropriate and complete solutions. Restoration and construction of water storage areas (wetlands or coastal rivers, lakes and ponds) can serve as effective tools for water regulation and storage during floods and storms. Hence, the Solution 'Room for the rivers', which is being applied Dutch, is encouraged to be used in Vietnam. The perspective of the solution is "partnership" instead of … [Read more...] about Article 2: The Solution “living with the water” in Ho Chi Minh City
The restoration of One Pillar Pagoda in Hanoi will be delayed as the works need to be discussed in at least three more conferences this year, according to senior monk Thich Tam Kien. One Pillar Pagoda is one of most famous tourism attractions in Hanoi. … [Read more...] about One Pillar Pagoda restoration awaits further discussions
Japanese military helicopters dumped tons of water towards the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant Thursday morning in an effort to avert a possible nuclear meltdown. Fires struck the No.4 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi plant on Tuesday and Wednesday, triggering fears of a catastrophic radiation leak from spent fuel rods. … [Read more...] about Helicopters dump water to cool down Japan’s overheating reactors