INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
IN THE MEKONG DELTA VIET NAM
Dr. To Van Truong
The focus of this paper is on the part of the Mekong Delta within Viet Nam (known as the Cuu Long Delta). The Cuu Long Delta is the southern most extent of the Mekong River Basin, formed over millennia as the river and its tributaries widen, slow down and deposit sediments in response to the low lying elevation of the coastal areas. The CLD comprises 13 provinces, 12% of Vietnam’s national land area and approximately 18million inhabitants. Largely due to efforts in water management, the CLD has become the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam because of its unparalleled productivity for the country. The CLD contribtes 50% of the nation’s food production, including, 95% of rice exports, 65% of fisheries production and 70% of fruit.
The author(right) ‘s field trip at the sea dyke in Holland