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Water resouces in Vietnam - weak and lacking

Water per head in Vietnamese is 9,650 m3 / person / year, while the world average is only 7,400 m3. However, it is important to remember that 63% of Vietnam's total surface water resources are exotic water, which originates in other countries. For example, in the Red River basin, foreign water accounts for 50% of the total surface water volume. In the Mekong River Basin 90% of total surface water was of extraneous origin.

The inland water supply is only 3.600 m 3 / person / year, less than the global average of 4,000 m 3 / person / yr and this means Vietnam is facing with water shortage.

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Field Value
Document type Advocacy and promotional materials
Language of document
  • Vietnamese
Topics Water resources
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Viet Nam
Copyright No
Version / Edition 2
License ODC-BY-1.0

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Author (individual) Trần Quang Vinh
Publication place Vietnam
Publication date 2011
Pagination 1
Keywords lượng nước trung bình đầu người,water supply per head,thiếu nước,water shortage
Date uploaded November 24, 2017, 03:13 (UTC)
Date modified June 26, 2018, 04:11 (UTC)