Enhancing state management on climate change is one of the major measures set in the national plan on climate change adaptation for 2021-2030, with a vision towards 2050, recently issued by the Prime Minister.
By 2050, 60 percent of farming areas in Vietnam will be equipped with water-saving irrigation systems, according to the country's Water Management Strategy, which was recently approved by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung.
With a growing population, increasing demand for water and the negative impacts of climate change, Vietnam faces major challenges in ensuring water security.
Experts gathered at a workshop in Hanoi on December 14 to seek measures to enhance water resources security amid climate change and energy development in the Mekong Delta region.
Ensuring water security is becoming an urgent matter of Vietnam in the context that climate change is causing bad impact on all aspects of the life from socio-economic affairs to the environment and ecosystem, heard a conference in Hanoi on April 19.
Experts suggested measures to ensure water security and sustainable protection for socio-economic development in the Central Highlands during a workshop in Gia Lai province on July 22.
Vietnam must take drastic measures to tackle drought and saline intrusion to help ensure water security and prevent the politicisation of water in the region.
The Mekong Delta region is facing the challenges of ensuring water security, which is mainly caused by the uncontrolled exploitation of groundwater resources, said a hydrological expert.
Ensuring water security is believed to be not only imperative but also a long-term mission for the sustainable development of Vietnam.
(VOV) - Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan will attend the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit (APWS 2) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on May 19-20.