The Mekong Film series continues to be used as a communication piece to provide insights into the changes taking place along the river.
On Saturday, July 26, excerpts from the short documentary Mekong – The Delta will air on Thai PBS from 5:05-5:30pm.
The film was produced by CPWF/WLE, the Mekong Water Dialogues, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), and Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
As part of CPWF-Mekong’s Mekong Citizen initiative, the film follows up the Mekong documentary, which explores hydropower development on the river. Mekong – The Delta focuses on the delta region in Vietnam and highlights the efforts of students and scientists from Can Tho University as they develop a resilience strategy for the challenges facing the delta over the next hundred years.
Sometimes referred to as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta is considered the heart of rice production in the country. Given Vietnam’s rapid development and urbanization, this center of food production is at serious risk. In addition, upstream hydropower development and pollution threaten the stability of the delta. Since the delta’s productivity has already fallen victim to the effects of climate change, sea level rise and growing populations, the citizens of the delta must adapt and work towards sustainable development if they are to ensure their food security in the future.
For more information on the Thai PBS program, please click here.