• The Mekong Delta: an unsettling portrait of coastal ...

    Vietnam's government is encouraging mining companies to find other ways of getting sand: grinding it from sandstone for construction, or processing sea sand to make it .

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  • Illegal sand quarrying threatens Huong River – VietNam ...

    The sand along the upper banks of the river, the largest water reserve in Thua Thien – Hue Province, has already been quarried extensively as demand for sand on construction sites increases. Authorities investigating found that 25 out of 33 sand quarries along the Huong River did not have licenses or their licenses had expired and 31out of the 33 quarries had not signed .

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  • Extraction and mining

    Gold and coal mining along river banks are known to be major sources of contamination to both ... Mitigating the impacts of climate change in the Mekong Delta through public and private sector engagement in the sand industry, Vietnam; Santos, 2013. Ecologia e comportamento do botovermelho Inia geoffrensis (Cetacea, Iniidae) e dos golfinhos do gênero Sotalia (Cetacea, .

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  • The covert industry that is destroying the world's rivers ...

     · A recent study of Southeast Asia's Mekong River dramatically illustrates the problem: It concludes that sand mining is lowering the Mekong's riverbed, destabilizing its banks and altering the way it flows, threatening communities and wildlife along the nearly 3,000mile river. "What we found was that the lowering that's going on is ...

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  • WWF

     · WWF Viet Nam: Request for Proposal Consultancy service for IKI Sand Mining Project. Posted on 17 March 2021. Tender Ref Consultancy service involving i. An assessment of stocks and extraction/production potentials of alternative sources of sand and alternatives to sand (Lot 1) and ii. A multicriteria assessment of these alternatives to river sand sources from a macroeconomic ...

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  • Dramatic decrease of flood frequency in the Mekong Delta ...

    Here we present a proof of concept evaluation of the impacts of riverbedmining on riverwetland connectivity by analyzing the temporal trends of the flood frequencies in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta (VMD), while accounting for the effect of dyke constructions. We focus on the Long Xuyen Quadrangle (LXQ), which is significant in terms of biodiversity and economic contribution to .

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  • Where sand is essential: towards sustainable sand mining ...

    Largescale mining of sand and gravel for the construction industry is causing the delta to sink, and also reducing its effectiveness in protecting against climate change impacts. To improve protection for this area, the project is working closely with key stakeholders to develop a sand and gravel budget for the Lower Mekong chment area. This is being supplemented by work with the public ...

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  • Sand mining kills rivers in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

     · Sand mining kills rivers in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. With regard to the recent serious river bank landslides, experts have warned that if sand mining continues, the .

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  • IKI Sustainable Sand mining Project Director cum ...

    The aim of the project is to reduce the vulnerability of the Mekong Delta to climate change and the socioeconomic and environmental consequences of river sand and gravel mining. The project comprises four components: (1) Establish a delta wide sand budget (2) Raise awareness of the public and relevant decisionmakers on the effects of unsustainable sand and gravel extraction; (3) Improve ...

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  • River Sand Mining And Management: A Case of Cau River In ...

    Downloadable! Sand mining in Cau River in Bac Ninh province, Vietnam has intensified in recent years. Despite the negative impacts of sand mining on the river, local authorities and people have exerted inadequate and ineffective efforts to control the situation as evidenced by the mushrooming of sand mining activities in Cau River. The purpose of this study is to .

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  • A testimony of water challenges in southeast Asia

    Sand mining in the Mekong River, Vietnam. Photo: Wytske van Keulen. Dams, sand mining and high dikes, with the added pressure of rising temperature, ensure that soil fertility and rice yields will decline. This results in farmers using larger amounts of fertilizer, higher input costs, more rice produced, stagnant farm gate prices, and continued poverty for farmers. Their lands .

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  • Sand depletion

     · Throughout Asian river systems, the rare Gharial crocodile has become critically endangered, threatened by sand mining's erosion of river banks. Vietnam, which has outlawed sand exports to Singapore, continues to lose forest and farm land to supply its own domestic demand. In the Mekong Delta, sand mining of river sediment is causing ...

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  • [PDF] River Sand Mining And Management: A Case of Cau ...

    Sand mining in Cau River in Bac Ninh province, Vietnam has intensified in recent years. Despite the negative impacts of sand mining on the river, local authorities and people have exerted inadequate and ineffective efforts to control the situation as evidenced by the mushrooming of sand mining activities in Cau River. The purpose of this study is to investigate the current sand mining ...

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  • How the scramble for sand is destroying the Mekong

     · Vietnam and Cambodia officially banned sand exports from the Mekong River in 2009 and 2017, respectively. Yet on the internet, Mekong River sand is .

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  • River Sand Mining And Management: A Case of Cau River In ...

    Downloadable! Sand mining in Cau River in Bac Ninh province, Vietnam has intensified in recent years. Despite the negative impacts of sand mining on the river, local authorities and people have exerted inadequate and ineffective efforts to control the situation as evidenced by the mushrooming of sand mining activities in Cau River. The purpose of this study is to investigate the current sand ...

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  • 6 things you need to know about sand mining

     · Sand mining is regulated in the country, but these regulations are difficult to enforce, and rumours of corruption undermine confidence in tackling sand mafia activity. Singapore is the biggest importer. Singapore is the world's largest importer of sand, owing to its land reclamation activities which have seen the citystate's land area increase by 20% in 40 .

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  • In the Mekong Delta, Excessive Sand Mining Is Destroying ...

     · Thus, the country's construction sand resource could run out by 2020. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that sand mining activities in Vietnam are widely unregulated. According to National Geographic, in 2016, 3,000 people were caught dredging sand illegally. [Photos by Sim Chi Yin via National Geographic]

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  • Greening refugee camps, and Vietnam's sand mining problem ...

     · Greening refugee camps, and Vietnam's sand mining problem – ICYMI In case you missed it, here's your Ours to Save newsletter for the week beginning 21st June. Florence Wildblood. Jun 25: Vietnam's hunger for sand is eroding a way of life ⏳. On the banks of the Tien River in Vietnam, a main branch of the Mekong Delta, villages teeter close to the edge. As the .

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  • The Hidden Environmental Toll of Mining the World's Sand ...

     · Equally disturbing is the situation on the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia. JeanPaul Bravard of the University of Lyon, in a detailed study for WWF, found around 55 million tons of sand was extracted from the lower reaches of the river each year, almost double the input from upstream. The Stockholm Environment Institute concluded that the mining lowered river levels by more than 3 feet ...

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  • Mekong River in the Economy | WWF

    The construction sector in the entire basin depends on sand mining in the river, and this contributes to the sinking of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, hurting one of the region's agricultural and aquaculture hubs. The Mekong River in the Economy report explores these connections and more, highlighting the urgent need for an integrated view of development and governance .

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  • Thai Economy at Risk from Development on the Mekong River ...

     · Development projects in the Lower Mekong River basin (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam) such as hydropower dams, inchannel sand mining and irrigation are intended to harness the Mekong's natural resources for further economic growth. However, if their cumulative impacts are not carefully considered, they could instead undermine the very basis of the .

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  • Illegal Sand Mining Erodes River Banks, Vietnam | Coastal Care

     · Sand dredgers, along the river bank, Vietnam. Photo source: ©© Herve. Excerpts; Illegal sand mining has caused severe erosion along the two main tributaries of the Serepok River in the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands), affecting the lives of many people. "In the past 10 years the erosion of the river banks has caused hundreds of hectares of land to fall into the river." Read Full Article ...

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  • vietnam black sand mining

    Vietnam Tourism · Black sand mining near the White Sand Dunes In July of this year while visiting the White Sand Dunes I decided to go offroad and explore. I drive up through the dunes and headed toward the beach—the stretch that the Vietnam Embassy to the United States issued a press release about in 2004 declaring that Disney and MGM were . Chat Online; The .

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