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State of the Environment, Vietnam

Vietnam has abundant water resources. However, the water sources are unequally distributed over the seasons and regions. Surface water environment is mainly polluted by organic and nutrient substances released from untreated domestic and industrial activities. In addition, coastal and estuarine areas are facing pollution from oil spills and salt water intrusion. Unchecked groundwater extraction has resulted in land subsidence in Ha Noi. Effective management of inland and sea water requires strengthening of associated organizations. For more details...

Subtitle: 
Water Pollution
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Publisher: 
UNEP/RRC.AP
Published Year: 
2001