Over the period from 20 to 23 March 2018, more than 100 trainees, including officers and staff from departments and agencies from Ninh Thuan province, participated in two training courses on water resources and climate change. The courses are titled “General knowledge about managing water resources and river basins” and “Integrated water resource management in the context of climate change”.
This activity was implemented as part of the Belgium-funded project of “Integrated water resource management and urban planning in relation to climate change in Ninh Thuan province. It is aimed to contribute to improving the capacity of the province’s department and agencies in integrated water resource management and response to climate change.
During the training course, experts from the Centre for Sustainable Development of Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation and the Centre for Water Resources Planning and Consultancy exchanged ideas and experiences about impacts of climate change on water resources in Vietnam in general and in Ninh Thuan in particular.
They also exchanged ideas about solutions to respond to climate change, including “hard” or infrastructure-based solutions, such as the dams, irrigation systems, reservoirs upgrades, and monitoring systems; and also “soft” solutions, such as regulatory reform of managing irrigation works; managing and increasing the coverage of protection forests and watershed; managing untreated wastewater into the environment; and raising people’s awareness of and participation in water resources management.
In addition, the trainers shared experiences in water resources management in Israel, which is world-famous for its state-of-the-art technologies in water treatment, and producing clean water from wastewater.
The trainees said that knowledge they got from the training course was helpful and has applications in day-to-day job activities. This includes management, consultancy and communications about water resources in the context of climate change.
(Compiled from information on the website: www.nguonnuoc.org.vn)