Seminar: Looking for sustainable rivers

Water is the origin of the river. Water for a country is like blood for humans and the river is the bloodstream. Rivers are the lifeblood of a country that is the nation’s precious asset, determining the survival of a nation’s culture.

Rivers and water resources of rivers play an important role in water, ecological and environmental security. The protection of rivers is the protection of life for people, the existence and prosperity of the country.

At the 7th World Water Forum 2015, a strong message was given by France: “Give back to the river rivers so that they can do the natural function that makes it, they we need to return the nature to the rivers so that it can adapt to climate change and thus can protect us. ”

In fact, in Vietnam recently, how have we “behaved” with rivers? The world has had great lessons for unsustainable development, for the immediate benefit and consequently, the descendants must find solutions to overcome. Vietnamese rivers are considered to be extremely attractive resources to build hydropower plants. Over 20 years, we exploit over 80% of the technical potential, nearly 1,000 hydroelectric projects are large and small. building and fundamentally changing the ecosystems and environment in most river basins, along with the benefits brought by the projects, its impacts on people, the environment and ecology Large bow, not easily overcome. Recently, people have carried out many projects to fill rivers in many rivers to build infrastructures, commercial centers, etc., which have been racing to the press such as the encroachment of Dong Nai and Tien rivers … Tuyen Lam Lake, Da Lat … The construction of dense hydroelectricity on many rivers, encroaching rivers and lakes … has been adversely affecting the ecological environment, bringing severe consequences to people’s livelihoods. .

Because of this situation in Vietnam, at 20 o’clock, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Vietnam Rivers Network will hold a seminar on “Looking for sustainable rivers” to raise views on planning. Current construction, aimed at sustainable development of rivers. The online talk between the four bridges of Hanoi, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho has the participation of guest speakers:

– Dr. Dao Trong Tu – Head of the Vietnam Rivers Network

– Assoc. Dr. Le Anh Tuan, Deputy Director of Dragon Institute, Can Tho University

– MSc. Pham Thi Dieu My, Director of the Center for Social Development Research, Thua Thien Hue

The program will be broadcast live on VRN’s GTV and Facebook communication channels. You can send questions to the speakers of the program by sending an email to or asking questions directly during the broadcast.

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