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VACI 2016 inter-provincial water resource management, cross-country: from policy to practice

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October 3, 2016, at the International Conference Centre Almaz took place Seminar and Exhibition fifth generation, VACI 2016 with the theme "Water resource management for inter-provincial and inter-country: from policy to practice "by the Center for planning and survey national water resources organization. Attending the seminar and international exhibitions Chu Pham Ngoc Hien he - Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Thai Lai - Senior Specialist on water resources, former Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Mr. Tong Ngoc Thanh - General Director, Centre for planning and survey national water resources; Individuals, organizations and foreign operations in the field of water resources, representatives of ministries, departments and local industry, the domestic and foreign enterprises operating in the field of water resources.

Seminar and Exhibition Fifth International within the framework of the annual activities of the Initiative on water cooperation in Vietnam - VACI 2016 (Vietnam Water Cooperation Initiative) with the theme "Water resource management intercity, interstate Date: from policy to practice "is a forum for stakeholders to meet, share information and exchange experiences to promote networking professionals, managers related to water resources ; as well as those engaged in developing innovative solutions and technologies for the management of transboundary water.

Opening speech at the conference, Deputy Minister Chu Pham Ngoc Hien said that the challenges related to transboundary water resources has existed throughout the history of human development. But today, more than ever, these issues are becoming more urgent, intense, strategic and global scale.

In the context of climate change - the context of the proliferation of conflicts in the use of water resources, particularly transboundary water resources, the challenges in the field of water resources is increasingly more visible and identifiable urgent. Local world are confronted with the need to address challenges such as increasing dependence on water powerful, transnational rivers; The issue of climate change directly affects water sources; The trend of depletion and degradation of fresh water resources, including transboundary water resources in the context of the process of industrialization and urbanization is taking place increasingly powerful and fast in these countries; Consensus, the legal framework and mechanisms for coordination between countries and mechanisms to coordinate the implementation of international agreements related to water resources.

Vietnam is one of the countries affected quite severely by climate change phenomenon worldwide, especially related to the field of water resources. Mekong Delta region is an example and demonstrate typical: Seasonal flooding (flood) in the Mekong Delta annually carry produce, the livelihoods of thousands of people in the area. These recent years, due to many reasons, people in the west had no chance to "living with floods" or living in "beautiful flood season" anymore. Already in the flood season, but in the West there are dry fields ...

IMG_7789Thứ trưởng Bộ Tài nguyên và Môi trường phát biểu chỉ đạo tại Hội thảo

Ensuring water security has become one of the top priorities of each country. Many methods and new management approach has been studied and applications such as integrated management method of water resources, water management methods in river basins, systematic approach: water - energy - food, green growth approach ...

 

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As a country located at the end of the major river basins, water resources in Vietnam is facing many challenges. More than 2/3 of the water in the river system of Vietnam is formed from outside, depending on the neighboring countries like China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. Economic growth, population pressure and the quality of life constantly increasing in the last decade led to the pollution, degradation and depletion of water resources, and the emergence of conflicts and disputes between the water use sectors.

In this context, in order to actively cope with the bad scenario on water resources, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment as a government agency to help implement state management tasks in water resources are efforts focus on the basic tasks such as: Strengthening the dissemination and popularization of the law, information about water resources to citizens and enterprises; strengthen the protection of water resources; strengthening the investigation and planning of water resources; focus inspection and investigation; handle violations of the law on water resources. Focused on building, deploying mechanism, financial policies on water resources to promote water savings and efficiency, implementing policies to implement incentives to encourage the development activities science and technology, to use water economically and efficiently. Developing and implementing water resource planning in the whole country, water resources planning major river basins, transnational and interregional planning of water resources in each locality, as a basis for resolving synchronization issues sharing, protection of water resources of inter-provincial and inter-national ...

 

IMG_7772Toàn cảnh Hội thảo

At the seminar, the participants also listened to the speeches and comments of the leading specialists in the field of water resources of Vietnam and International. This is a good opportunity for Vietnam experts to exchange, learn and share experiences with international colleagues.

Conference and International Exhibition Fifth, VACI 2016 has good success. /.

Here are some pictures of the Conference:

 

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(Thanh Sơn - TTDLQHĐTTNN)


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