Apr 20, 2016

Mekong Delta planning for impact from climate change

Hau Giang
The Nation

Measures to adapt the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta's agricultural activities to the impact of climate change, particularly the ongoing drought and saltwater intrusion, were among the key topics discussed at an agricultural extension forum held in Hau Giang Province last week...

It said that all 12 Delta provinces and Can Tho city should create a comprehensive system of dams and culverts that could control salty water.

In the long run, the ministry said it was essential to develop drought and saltwater-resistant crops and trees.

Local cultivation practices also needed to be changed to cope with an expected rise in sea level