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Vietnam environment monitor 2006 : Water quality in Viet Nam (English)

Water resources are a primary input for a huge array of human needs and economic activities. These include domestic and industrial water use, irrigation, agriculture, recreation, bathing and transport. Water resources also help sustain the integrity of the ecosystems and natural processes that serve important ecological and hydrological functions upon which communities and globally important biodiversity depend. The 2003 Vietnam Environment Monitor (VEM) and the 2005 State of the Environment Report identified the degradation of Vietnam's water resources as a result of declining water quality as a growing problem in urban and economic development areas, where households and industrial enterprises are using rivers, lakes, wetlands and canals as waste sinks. This is especially acute in the population and economic centers of the North and South. The purpose of the VEM series is to raise public awareness and provide concise information and analysis on the current state of knowledge of environmental issues in Vietnam for use by decisionmakers.




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Vietnam environment monitor 2006 : Water quality in Viet Nam (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.