On 7 August 2018, a meeting between Dr. Nguyen Hieu Trung (DRAGON Institute) and Dr. Kimberley Thomas, Temple University, USA was held at the office of DRAGON Institute. During the meeting, many concerns about water management and land-use change in term of increasing occurrence of extreme weather events in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta (VMD) have been discussed. As the result, the social ecology is essential focuses on future researches. The DRAGON Institute-Can Tho University and Temples University have been setting a multi-year collaboration between researchers at two universities.
Research Institute for Climate Change was found in June, 2008 under initiative proposed by Vietnam and United State of America. As a premier institute subordinated to Can Tho University, DRAGON-Mekong Institute is design to become an internationally recognized center of excellence for research and training on the impacts of climate change on major river deltas, and enhancing the resilience of delta communities and ecosystems to climate change.
On 14 June 2018, a meeting between Research Institute for Climate Change – Can Tho University (DRAGON Institute) and Korea Environment Institute (KEI)- Korea was held at the office of DRAGON Institute. The meeting had participations of DRAGON Institute’s staffs, representatives of KEI and the officers from Can Tho Natural Resources and Environment Department.
During the meeting, many issues concerning impacts of the climate change to Can Tho city have been discussed. As the result, the relations in water resources – biodiversity and agricultural development that have been selected as the major aspect of the impacts to the city.
The DRAGON Institute and KEI agreed on further collaborations which were based on above discussions.
In order to share the results as well as orientation for scientific research in the fields of environment, natural resources and climate change, on November 24th, 2017, College of Environment and Natural Resources in collaboration with Research Institute for Climate Change of Can Tho University (CTU) organized a scientific workshop on "Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change".