On the 23th of January 2019, partners signed the Partnership Agreement. In this WaterWorX project, Dutch water companies and Vietnamese partners - through VEI and DRAGON Institute – Can Tho University - support the water companies in the provinces of Hau Giang, Soc Trang and Can Tho in delivering sustainable and resilient water supply services in the context of climate change.
Although coverage and service levels are relatively good in Vietnam, serious challenges including land subsidence, saline intrusion, reduced availability of groundwater and pollution of surface water pose heavy risks on the future water supply. A regional approach for upgrading, expansion and modification of supply schemes is believed to be necessary. The current institutional and legislative landscape is fragmented and not furnished to effectively cope with those challenges.
The intention for phase 2 and 3 of the WaterWorX programme, which runs until 2030, is to up-scale the project to the entire south-western Mekong Delta, improving water supply for 10 million people.
Assoc. Dr. Nguyen Hieu Trung, Director of Research Institute of Climate Change - CTU University and Dutch partner (Photo: DRAGON Institute)
We are looking forward implementing this interesting project and strengthen cooperation and synergy with Dutch water sector colleagues in the Mekong Delta.
Training course on Enhancing capacity for management staffs of Tra Vinh province: Problems related to climate change in the coastal areas of the Mekong delta of Vietnam
The training course was held from 18th and 21th October 2012 participated by staffs from departments, agencies and units of Tra Vinh province....
Workshop on “Selecting options for climate change adaptations in agricultural production”
The workshop held on October 9th, 2012 in Soc Trang province with the participation of representatives of departments, agencies and units as well as e...
DRAGON Institute – Mekong, Can Tho University working with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) delegate
At the meeting, DRAGON Institute - Mekong has introduced collaboration relationship between the institute and DRAGON network and U.S. Geological Surve...
Workshop on “Application of Integrated Urban Water Management A Solution for Sustainable Urban Development of Can Tho city” held at Can Tho University
The research program “Urban Sustainability: Adapting to Change” has been implemented from July 2012 to September 2012. Some key findings have been rep...
CLUES Project: Training course on economic, social and environmental assessments of new technologies
The course was organised to introduce to participants economic terms as producer surplus, consumer surplus, marginal analysis as well as knowledge on...