According to the new decision 432/QĐ- TTg, issued on 24 March 2021, on master plan on basic investigation on water resources till 2030 with a vision to 2050, Vietnam will develop and maintain systems for national water resources monitoring for forecasting flooding, drought, saltwater intrusion, and rising seawater level by 2030.
The plan also aims to operate a system to monitor and coordinate the operation of reservoirs in 11 river basins. Furthermore, the exploitation and use of water and discharge of wastewater into water resources will be monitored.
Additionally, the investigation and assessment of underground water resources; review on its quality and availability as well as forecasting the climate change impacts on water resources will be accomplished.
Besides technical aspects, the plan proposes mechanisms to manage and allocate capital for the investigation, relevant research, and application of technical tools and promotes the public-private partnership model to provide public services on water resources.
Sources & further information: “Vietnam to have national water resource monitoring system by 2030” at https://vietnamnet.vn, “Thủ tướng Chính phủ: Phê duyệt Quy hoạch tổng thể điều tra cơ bản tài nguyên nước đến năm 2030, tầm nhìn đến năm 2050” at http://dwrm.gov.vn, “Approval of the master plan on water resource basic survey to 2030 ” at http://www9.monre.gov.vn, accessed on 31 Mar 2021