Over the past three years, the monsoon – the rainy season that runs from June through September, depending on the region – has been weak or delayed across much of India, causing widespread water shortages.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this year plans to provide loans worth US$4.2 billion, doubling last year’s figure, to support developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region in addressing water challenges.
Ensuring water security is becoming an urgent task for Việt Nam in the context of climate change impacting all aspects of life, heard a conference on Wednesday.
Recycling the world’s wastewater, almost all of which goes untreated, would ease global water shortages while protecting the environment, the United Nations said in a major report on Wednesday.
The central city’s clean water supply (Dawaco) proposed to raise fund to build the Hòa Liên Water Plant rather than using non-refundable Official Development Assistance (ODA) funds from Japan.
The central city has been struggling against waste water at Industrial Zones (IZs) and urban sites, as well as to supply clean water while dealing with heavily polluted sites.
As young boys plunge into a murky dam to escape the blistering afternoon sun, guards armed with guns stand vigil at one of the few remaining water bodies in a state hit hard by India's crippling drought.
“The first-priority mission in coping with climate change now should be ensuring enough fresh water for residents,” said Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, also Chairman of the National Committee on Climate Change at its 7th session yesterday in Hà Nội.
The severe drought and saltwater intrusion in Việt Nam’s South Central, Central Highlands and Mekong Delta regions showed the importance of protecting water resources. Ambassador of Israel to Việt Nam, H.E Ms. Meirav Eilon Shahar shared her countries experiences this field.
Proper irrigation, including the use of alternative wetting and drying methods, will help protect crops during the ongoing drought and saline intrusion in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta.