(VOVworld) – An international seminar on the application of water-related solutions in Vietnam opened in Hanoi on Monday.
Participants discussed practical solutions toward challenges that Vietnam is facing including water use in agriculture and urban areas and rural water amid the increasing demand for water resources, distribution and services. They also discussed the policy issues, the impact of climate change, and water solutions based on water use in urban areas. Victoria KwaKwa, the World Bank’s Country Director in Vietnam, said global warming has made a great impact on the Mekong River Delta, which needs to increase its capacity to resist climate change, and create a comprehensive system to manage water resources. Kwakwa added that Vietnam should cooperate more closely with countries experienced in water resource management.
Related News El Nino drought leaves millions hungry and in need of drinking water in Vietnam By Reuters  June 21, 2016 | 10:12 am GMT+7 An El Niño-induced drought in Vietnam has left one million people in urgent need of food assistance and two million people lacking access to drinking water, Europe’s humanitarian aid agency said. The country’s worst drought in 90 years coupled with seawater intrusion into the Mekong River delta have destroyed fruit, rice and sugar crops in the world’s third-largest rice exporter after India and Thailand. “The disruption in precipitation patterns has affected the livelihoods, food security…... [read more]
On the occasion, the US Embassy in Vietnam invited representatives from a number of Vietnamese agencies to visit the vessel. Captain David Lausman said that since June 4, the carrier has conducted a lot of activities in waters of Japan, Canada, Australia, Indonesia and Thailand, contributing to promoting relations between the US and the Asia-Pacific countries, especially in naval cooperation. USS George Washington aircraft carrier is equipped with modern facilities to serve humanitarian and healthcare activities, one of its advantages in offering support to regional countries to overcome the consequences of earthquakes and tsunami. In 2009 and 2010, the USS…... [read more]
A Malaysia Airlines plane en route to China that went missing on Saturday morning with 239 people on board could have crashed in the waters between Vietnam and Malaysia, a senior navy official has said. Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper quoted Rear Admiral Ngo Van Phat, political commissar of the Fifth Naval Region as saying that the ill-fated airplane may have crashed some 153 nautical miles (300 kilometers) from Tho Chu Island. The island is located 55 nautical miles (102 km) southwest of the famous resort island of Phu Quoc. The waters is located between Vietnam and Malaysia. Phat said Vietnamese…... [read more]
A series of foreign companies are eager to tap the promising opportunities in the water related solution market in Vietnam, which is facing water security challenges in a changing era. Manager-director of the US- headquartered Dynamic Solutions International LLC (DSI) Jun Go told VIR at the 4th International Symposium and Exhibition on Vietnam Water Co-operation Initiative (VACI 2015) in Hanoi last week that Vietnam was a promising market for international groups, including DSI, as water infrastructure systems had not yet been well-developed. "We established our representative office in Hanoi in 2002 to provide the international development agencies and companies with…... [read more]
In addition to its “Light up the Spratly Islands” project, Vietnamese renewable energy firm SolarBK, in 2009, installed a hybrid power supply system using both wind and solar energy with a capacity of 824kWh per day. SolarBK’s water and energy projects have changed the daily life in the Spratly Islands The water source for military and daily use on the islands was unstable, mostly collected from rainfall and the mainland. Regional rain volume does not cover the demand for water and is not distributed equally throughout the year. The high volume of rainfall is concentrated around months with storms and…... [read more]
Singapore's national water agency PUB and leading Republic of Korea (RoK) water firm Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water) on April 14 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on knowledge sharing and developing solutions and initiatives related to water. Accordingly, the two sides will work together in smart water grids, water quality monitoring, water treatment processes and green energy. PUB's Chief Technology Officer Harry Seah said technology is a key driver in Singapore's journey towards water sustainability, adding that the cooperation will benefit both sides. He also expressed his hope that the link would pave the way for other…... [read more]
Water is a resource of great importance. It is an essential component of life and environment and decides the sustainable development of each country. Though once considered to be relatively abundant in surface water resources, at present, Vietnam is facing challenges from the depletion of this valuable resource. The effective and rational management and use of surface water resources is now urgent than ever.Polluted and reduced surface water resources According to the report of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, surface water resources across the country are being not only depleted but also polluted on a large scale. Vietnam's…... [read more]
VietNamNet Bridge - "To people living on the mainland, freshwater has been taken for granted. However, on an island like Bach Long Vi it can be as precious as gold. Only when going to the island and living with the soldiers stationed there can you understand how much they would treasure a source of freshwater," confides Ngo Anh Quan PhD, who has invented an innovative 'magic box' that can transform salt water into freshwater. The idea for the box came to Quan's after speaking to a friend, Le Duy Hung Thinh, who had just returned from a trip to Bach…... [read more]
Shocking information has been released by competent agencies: 60 percent of the water resources for Vietnam are sourced from the areas outside the Vietnamese territory. Vietnam is in the tropical country with scorching sun and much rain. In the thoughts of Vietnamese people, Vietnam has endless water resources. Water can be seen everywhere in the Vietnamese territory, especially on the plains and riparian areas, near the sea. However, this is just a “feeling.” In fact, 60 percent of the water resources for Vietnam have been relying on the sources outside the Vietnamese territory. The total surface water reserves in Vietnam…... [read more]
After exhausting the water flow of many rivers and badly affecting the lives of local people by building hydropower plants, authorities in Vietnam have recently pledged to prioritize water for people over the plants. In the past years, people in such central provinces and cities as Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Kon Tum, Gia Lai, and Dak Lak have suffered from a long-lasting lack of water for daily life and farming as a result of the accumulation of water in reservoirs to produce electricity at local hydropower plants. Other consequences following the 'man-made' water shortfall include an unexpected change…... [read more]