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Mekong Delta : The effect of land subsidence due to groundwater extraction greatly exceeds that of anticipated sea-level rise due to global climate change

Land in the Mekong Delta, which is shared by Cambodia and Vietnam, is subsiding by between 1 and 4 cm per year as roughly 20 million inhabitants extract groundwater for drinking, agriculture and industry. That’s according to researchers from Stanford University, US, who used calculations and remote sensing to ascertain ground movements across the region.

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