Both climate-change adaptation and modern technological solutions are needed to actively manage water resources, deputy director of the Viet Nam Academy for Water Resources, Tran Dinh Hoa, told a workshop in HCM City last week. The flood-regulating Tra Su Dam in An Giang Province's Tinh Bien District. — VNA/VNS Photo Cong Mao The workshop organised by the academy, which belongs to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, sought to discuss solutions to challenges facing water resources management in the southern, south-central and Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) regions. Hoa said many localities had taken measures to cope with droughts like sourcing groundwater and dredging canals to provide water for irrigation and daily use. Developing aquaculture models that use advanced technology to save freshwater and switching to drought-resistant crop varieties had helped mitigate the impacts of natural disasters, he said. Developing flooding-based livelihood models and growing trees to protect the coast were among other effective adaption measures, he said. "Beside soft paths, irrigation and water-control constructions are needed to resolve the challenges and make long-term plans for water resources management," Hoa said. The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta is one of the regions facing serious threats from climate change. It is estimated… Read full this story
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