Groundwater provides valuable services to the Mekong Delta. These include the supply of drinking water to millions and the prevention of salt water intrusion. Yet this resource is effectively invisible and consequently ignored by policy makers. The paper “Groundwater in Mekong Delta” looks at groundwater conditions and trends in the Vietnamese portion of the delta. It argues that the extensive hydrological manipulation of the delta, particularly through the construction of dykes that separate the river network from the floodplain and the unregulated extraction of groundwater has severe economic, environmental, and social impacts. … | Vietnamese
14 Jun 2011 | Article
Planning and Learning Workshop of the project, ‘Improving Natural Resource Governance for Poverty Reduction in Sri Lanka’
IUCN Headquarters and Sri Lanka Country Office organised a Planning and Learning Workshop of the ‘Improving Natural Resource Governance for Poverty Reduction in
In response to MONRE’s request for support for the World Environment Day and the International Year of Forests 2011, IUCN cooperated with MONRE’s Biodiversity Conservation Agency (BCA) to organize a workshop on biodiversity conservation and wetlands management in Ba Be on June 4, 2011. … | Vietnamese
13 Jun 2011 | News story
Issues in integrated watershed forest and river basin management in Vietnam: what are the next steps?
On May 23-24, 2011, participants from across the Mekong countries and beyond met in Da Lat for a conference about forests, watershed management, and IWRM. The conference was organised by the Centre for Biodiversity (CBD), Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD), a Finnish-funded and IUCN-coordinated initiative, Bioforsk, a Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Vietnam River Network (VRN), a local NGO, and Bidoup-Nui Ba National Park. … | Vietnamese
13 Jun 2011 | News story
IUCN, in collaboration with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Mercuria Energy Group, organized a regional workshop in China to raise awareness and build capacity in the use of economic tools for biodiversity conservation. …
08 Jun 2011 | News story
07 Jun 2011 | Event
On the Occasion of World Environment Day, Hon. Bharat Mohan Adhikari, Deputy Prime Minister, Nepal, awarded Mr. Rajendra Khanal with the National Civil Service award-2011 on behalf of Jagriti Samaj Nepal. …
IUCN Nepal participated in a national level Students' Conservation Conference and Exhibition organised by the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC). The three-day exhibition was inaugurated at a special ceremony by Hon. Prime Minister Mr. Jhalanath Khanal.