The 12th meeting of the ASEAN Working Group on Water Resources Management opened in Ha Long City in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh on July 25.

The three-day meeting will focus on reviewing ASEAN cooperation in water resources management over the recent time and mapping out directions for its activities in the time to come.

At the event, ASEAN delegates will discuss the update on the implementation of its strategic plan of action on water resources management with focus on designing a management system of water data, assessing risks and impacts from extreme climatic phenomena in ASEAN countries, and raising public awareness of and the community’s participation in water resources management.

They will also touch upon the region’s water related events including the 2012 Singapore International Water Week, 2012 Clean Environment Summit Singapore , and the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit.

In 2005, ASEAN approved its strategic plan of action on water resources management.-VNA