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Measures to protect, restore, develop water resources in Vietnam discussed

Climate change, sea level rise, saltwater intrusion and unsustainable water use fuel the water scarcity risks in Vietnam, said Tong Ngoc Thanh, director general of the National Centre for Water Resources Planning and Investigation (NAWAPI).At the workshop “Protection, Restoration and Development of Water Resources: Science, Policy ...

Vietnam Water Week 2022: Opportunities for sustainable development of the water industry

Vietnam’s water sector is facing many challenges, requiring innovation in mechanisms and appropriate policies to meet the needs of daily life and economic development.In the context of rapid urbanization and water pollution, degradation and depletion, Vietnam has put together the “Vietnam Water Week 2022” to ...

Hung Vo

Mekong group urges better water management collaboration as record drought persists

The Mekong River Commission on Thursday called on China and Southeast Asian to better coordinate management of Mekong hydropower dams and reservoirs after three years of record low flows and extra dry conditions.The Mekong River’s flow dropped to the lowest levels in more than six ...

State Audit Office: Việt Nam on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals in Mekong Delta

An environmental audit on water management in the Mekong Delta River Basin has shown that Việt Nam is on track to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).The results are thanks to the efforts of the State Audit Office of Việt Nam (SAV), and ...

Vietnam promotes gender mainstreaming in climate change policies

Gender mainstreaming in climate change policies is crucial to promoting gender equality in Vietnam, according to Deputy Director of the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) Nguyen Trung Thang.At a workshop held in Hanoi on April 28, Thang said that ...

Efforts made to secure equitable, sustainable management of rivers

In the face of growing pressure on water resources in recent years, authorities in Vietnam, including the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), have been striving to ensure the equitable and sustainable management of rivers nationwide.Economic development and rapid urbanisation over recent years have ...

EU, France back Vietnam in fight against climate change

The European Union and the French Development Agency (AFD) have established a 20-million-euro ($21.5 million) fund to help Vietnam deal with climate change.The EU will provide the money as a non-refundable grant to the AFD to run the fund. The latter will in turn provide loans ...

Nguyen Quy

2019 Vietwater exhibition opens in Hanoi

The 2019 Vietnam international water and environment exhibition (Vietwater) opened in Hanoi on July 24 with the participation of more than 200 exhibitors from 30 countries and territories. The exhibitors will showcase products and technology for desalination, sustainable water supply, industrial and urban water management, urban ...

Conference promotes cooperation to protect Mekong River

A conference on how to enhance cooperation in protecting the Mekong River via smarter water energy planning approaches and wide application of renewable energy throughout the Mekong region was held in Hanoi on June 28.  The event was jointly organised by the Stimson Centre, the International Union for ...

Workshop discusses water security

The “Towards a Safe, Clean and Resilient Water System” workshop was held in Hanoi on May 30, co-hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and the World Bank (WB) in Vietnam.Stakeholders as well as international and domestic experts participated, discussing key points ...

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