International cooperation on water resources management plays an important role


That is the statement of the Head of Department of Water Resources Management under Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Châu Trần Vĩnh.  International collaboration on water resources management is essential, especially in the context of climate change and the complex development of growing water demand and water pollution.

With over 60% of surface water resources in Vietnam originates from outside of its territory, Vietnam has developed transboundary water cooperation including:

– 1995: Agreement on the Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin
– 2001: Agreement between Cambodia and Vietnam on Waterway Transportation
– 2014: Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses
– 2009: Memorandum of Understanding on meteorological and hydrological data sharing between Vietnam and China
– 2016: Lancang-Mekong Cooperation

Source & further information: “Việt Nam coi trọng hợp tác quốc tế trong quản lý tài nguyên nước” at, accessed on 1 Apr 2021