Supervision in need for the Vu Gia – Thu Bon Drainage Basin and the Danang – Quang Nam seashore
03/12/2016 08:56:04

November 24th 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the People’s Committee of Danang city and People’s Committee of Quang Nam province jointly organized a roundtable conference in Hoi An city based on the project Mangrove for the Future (MFF) to discuss over the issue of comprehensive supervision of the Vu Gia – Thu Bon Drainage Basin and the Danang – Quang Nam seashore: An approach “From the upstream to the sea waterfront”.

 

The roundtable conference on Nov 24, 2016 in Hoi An was aimed at (1) strengthening the cooperation among the stakeholders (interdisciplinary), especially the cooperation between areas and towns of Quang Nam province and Da Nang city to apply the experimental approach of comprehensive supervision of river basins and seashores, (2) exchanging experience amongst the domestic and foreign senior scientists and authority, (3) discussing the draft of collaboration between Quang Nam province and Da Nang city. This activity is one of many IUCN’s activities organized via MFF since 2013, and IUCN has been working with local authority and other organizations to advocate the application of the comprehensive supervision of river basins and seashores. There have been many events organized such as conferences to start and nurture assessment analysis research and propose policies, or conferences to ask for contributive ideas to the policy recommendation draft.

 
 Mr. Le Tri Thanh, Vice president of the People’s Committee of  Quang Nam province

is delivering an opening remark at the conference. 


Presenting at the opening ceremony of the conference, Mr. Le Tri Thanh emphasized on the significance of the management over the Vu Gia – Thu Bon Drainage Basin. Boasting the area of 10,000 km2 with the amount of 2% of the national water supply, it is of great importance to the stable development of the two regions that the management of the this basin is put to top priority. Mr. Remy Genevey, Executive Director of the Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) also highlighted the utmost necessity of protecting the water resource, especially in an climatic altering situation. Vietnam is among the 5 countries to suffer heavily from the effect of climate change, and Da Nang is one of the many regions which is being strongly impacted from climate change. Protecting the water resources and their enclosed ecology system does not only mean so much to the sake of adaptation but also acts as a solid proof to oppose the exhaustion of the greenhouse gas and reduces global warming effect.


The conference was divided into 2 sessions, focusing on sharing the information of the urgency and the approach to comprehensive supervision of the Vu Gia – Thu Bon Drainage Basin and the Danang – Quang Nam seashore as well as building a long-lasting plan to develop the Vu Gia – Thu Bon Drainage Basin and the Danang – Quang Nam seashore, via the negotiation contract between Da Nang city and Quang Nam province about the comprehensive supervision of the Vu Gia – Thu Bon Drainage Basin and the Danang – Quang Nam seashore.


According to Asst. Prof Nguyen Chu Hoi, the Vu Gia – Thu Bon Drainage Basin is one of the many massive basins in Vietnam which directly affects the Danang – Quang Nam seashore. The vigorous economic activities together with the methods of managing the water resources at the moment are not suitable with the Vu Gia – Thu Bon Drainage Basin and the Danang – Quang Nam seashore. This is the factor that impedes the functions and vitality of the basins as well as thwarting the socio-economic development of Da Nang city and Quang Nam province in the future.


Some experts also shared 4 rules of systematic thinking that Hai Phong city and Quang Ninh province have been applying to manage the basins between the 2 regions to secure the development of these regions, as an example for Quang Nam and Da Nang, at the conference. Not only is this a problem to Vietnam, Sweden, a country with abundant resource of water, is also concerned about comprehensive supervision of basins and waterfronts; and it is dealing with many problems of losing the quality and quantity of water resources, such as environmental pollution, or the construction of a new dam in the North…


In Hoi An – Quang Nam, seashore erosion has been posing a lot of threats to the economic and social activities and development. So, what are the reasons? What are the comprehensive solutions to protecting Hoi An from erosion? Perhaps, the reason roots from the construction of dams in the upstream. Therefore, the solutions recommended encompass soft solutions (sand pumping and water reservoir operation process, exploitation regulations on the river)… and hard solutions (embankment construction…)

 

This negotiation contract is an important step towards strengthening collaboration and sharing information between Quang Nam province and Da Nang city and other stakeholders to comprehensively supervise of the Vu Gia – Thu Bon Drainage Basin and the Danang – Quang Nam seashore, promoting harmonic development of economy, social security and protection of environment, ecology system and renewable resource on basins and seashores.

 

                                                                                                                               Mai Huong

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
              
 
 
 
 
 
 
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