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Hanoi (VNA) – Measures to ensure cross-border water resources security and adapt to climate change were discussed at the fifth international workshop and exhibition on water in Hanoi on October 3.

The event was jointly organised by the National Centre for Water Resources Planning and Survey under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), the Department of Water Resources Management, the Mekong River Commission and the Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment.

Participants also focused their discussions on water resources planning, monitoring and surveying, cross-border water management, the relations between water, energy, food and health, water supply and treatment, and cultural and social values of water resources.

Besides, an exhibition on “Water and Truong Sa” introducing 100 photos, equipment and technologies relating to water resources safety were held at the event.

MoNRE Deputy Minister Chu Pham Ngoc Hien highlighted the importance of water in maintaining life, saying that meeting the demand on water in terms of quantity and quality is a prerequisite condition for sustainable development.

He noted a fact that many countries worldwide, including Vietnam, are facing the shortage of water.

Participants from different countries shared related issues such as research on Shire river basin of Denmark, a digital revolution in sustainable water of Germany, the water resources monitoring and forecasting system of Slovakia. They mentioned advantages and difficulties in implementing water related projects in Vietnam.-VNA