One ASEAN, One Response

We, the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (hereinafter referred to as “ASEAN”), namely Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s democratic Republic, Malaysia, the the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand, and the Socialist Repblic of Viet Nam, met at the 28th ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 6 September 2016.

50% of commune to meet new-style rural criteria by 2020

The PM has issued a plan to implement the emulation movement “The entire nation jointly builds new-style rural areas” in the 2016-2020 period, striving to have 50% of communes nationwide meeting all 19 criteria for new-style rural areas by 2020.

Workshop on Integrated Drought Management in the South Central and Highlands under climate change context

VAWR coordinated with Water Resources Directorate to hold an international workshop called ‘Drought Management in the South Central and Central Highlands in the context of climate change: Challenges and Solutions’ in Ninh Thuan on June 24th 2016.

Women disproportionately affected by disaster: experts

During the three-day “Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction” conference, about 70 government officials, non-governmental organisations, researchers from 22 countries - plus, 200 representatives from government, inter-governmental organisations, the United Nations, the Red Cross, and civil society in Việt Nam - gathered to call for urgent action to promote gender equality in disaster risk reduction programmes and policies.

Summary of Damaged rice area in Cuu Long Delta in 2016 (Updates to March 9th).

Since late 2014 to the present, El Nino has affected Vietnam that causing temperatures to rise, shortage of rainfall and this is the cause of drought, saltwater intrusion that causing heavy damage and continuing serious threat to production and people's life. Mekong Delta, South Central, Central Highlands and the South East region has been most affected

PM discusses saltwater intrusion prevention in Can Tho

PM Nguyen Tan Dung had a working session on March 7 in Can Tho city with local leaders of Mekong Delta provinces to seek measures against saline intrusion.

Greater Mekong Forum on Water-Food and Energy

From October 21 to 23, in Phnom Penh – Cambodia is ongoing Greater Mekong Forum on the theme of water resources, food and energy development. Delegates of the forum come from 137 countries and international organizations. In this year, the forum was co-organized by the Program “Soil-Water and Ecosystems in Greater Mekong region (WLE-Greater Mekong) and the Ministry of Environment of Cambodia and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

The opportunity for exchanging on policies, procedures and regulations of dam maintenance in Vietnam

On 22/9/2015, Mr. TIDIERE Alain – Representative of HYDROKARTS Company (specializing in providing solutions for dam maintenance and safety) – The Republic of French visited and worked with Vietnam Academy for Water Resources (VAWR).

Opening Course on the application of remote sensing technology in monitoring coastal areas and estuaries

On 14/09/2015, with the sponsorship of JAXA and Japan Remote Sensing Agency, the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources held a Course on the application of remote sensing technology in monitoring coastal areas and estuaries. The course was held for 3 days (14/9-16/9/2015) at the National Institute of Water Resources Research Vietnam. Deputy Director of the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources Assoc. Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong attended and spoke at the cou.

Workshop and Cooperation to promote Green Energy for Rural development in Hangzhou-China, Aug. 2-8, 2015

During Aug. 2 - 8, 2015, under APEC cooperation program framework, Vietnam Academy for Water Resources (VAWR), Institute of Hydropower and Renewable Energy (IHR) led by Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong have participated in the workshop and cooperation with partners in Hangzhou Regional Center (Asia – Pacific) for small hydropower (HRC), China’s National Research Institute for Rural Electrification (NRIRE) and University of Brawijaya, Clean Energy