IHE Delft, in collaboration with Dutch firm The Salt Doctors and Can Tho University in Vietnam, recently participated in a knowledge transfer project centred on saline agriculture in the Mekong Delta.
The global COVID -19 pandemic has highlighted the need for communities globally to prepare for, and adapt to, natural shocks. The CSIRO and Can Tho University’s Research Institute for Climate Change has implemented a climate adaptation project to help local farm communities adapt to the ‘new normal’ of more frequent drought used by the values-rules-knowledge (vrk) framework. The pilot study located close to the mouth of the Mekong gives a stronger voice of all stakeholders in finding a path forward.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with foreign diplomats in Vietnam attending the Conference on Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Development of the Mekong Delta in Can Tho city on September 27, calling for more support from foreign countries for the delta.