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Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam to face severe drought

A SEVERE drought is expected to hit Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam from now until January, threatening agricultural production in these countries.

Impacts of climate change on floods and urban flooding management.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Synthesis of the AR5. Impact of the climate change on floods. Urban flooding, risks and vulnerability

Mekong dying: China wants more than just electricity from dams

For China, upstream Mekong River dams are more than electricity generators; they can deal with water shortages and are a political pressure tool…

Damming the Mekong Basin to environmental hell

Major dam construction projects have become a favorite pastime of some autocratic governments, with China leading the way.

The advent of Geomembrane Faced Earth and Rock Dams (GFRD)

Upstream facings to waterproof earth and rock dams offer several advantages. Among the many materials used for decades, modern polymers (Geomembranes) proved to possess substantial advantages and were successfully applied to dams of increasing height. Deformations are inevitable and relevant in high rockfills

The Global Earthquake Model (GEM)

The Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Global Seismic Hazard Map (version 2018.1) depicts the geographic distribution of the Peak Ground Acceleration (PGA) with a 10% probability of being exceeded in 50 years, computed for reference rock conditions (shear wave velocity, VS30, of 760-800 m/s)

Water resources in Vietnam: current status and challenges

Water Resources in Vietnam: - Tropical region - Annual rainfall from 1500-2000 mm - Rainy season: April - October (varies from place to place and time to time)

Diagnosis of Songloulou Dam: Innovative stress measurement on concrete abutment

The Songloulou dam is built on the Sanaga River in Cameroon. It has a drainage area of 130,000 km, an interannual modulus of 2000 m3/s and the following flood flow characteristics: Q10 = 7400 m3/s, Q100= 8000 m3/s, Q1000 = 8890 m3/s and Q10000 = 9830 m3/s

Anthropogenic stresses on the world’s big rivers

The world’s big rivers and their floodplains were central to development of civilization and are now home to c. 2.7 billion people. They are economically vital whilst also constituting some of the most diverse habitats on Earth

Spotlight
Vietnam Vice PM's Welcome Message
The ICOLD Committee on “Dams for Hydroelectric Energy”
Prof. Jinsheng JIA’ s Letter
Long report of the Int. Symposium “ASIA 2008” on “Water Resources & Renewable Energy Development in Asia”.
Welcome to Vietnam! Bienvenu au Vietnam!
Advanced Technology of "Tyco Water".
Vietnam Country Update & Hydro Power Development Plant
ASIA 2008 OPENING
H.E. Vice Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai at the Opening Ceremony of the Symposium “ASIA 2008 -Water Resources & Renewable Energy Development in Asia”
Address of H.E. Vice Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai at the Opening Ceremony of the Symposium "ASIA 2008"
Long-term Cooperation between VNCOLD & CHINCOLD
Some images of Son La Hydropower Project.
Ham Thuan - Da Mi Hydropower Project.
VNCOLD Central Officers.
Interaction between morphology change & salinity distribution in the Dinh An Estuary, Vietnam.
Dinh Binh (Vietnam) RCC Dam.
Flood Mitigation Strategy for Sustainability in Vietnam.
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