Vietnam's NA delegation was introduced to Deltares's early flood and drought warning systems (Source: vov)

Delft (VNA) – Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan thanked the Netherlands’ Deltares Institute for sharing experience in climate change response which, she said, is helpful for Vietnam – one of the countries affected most by the phenomenon.

Visiting the Delft-based institute on March 27 (local time) as part of her official visit to the Netherlands, Ngan and the Vietnamese NA delegation were briefed on the operation of the institute.

According to its Director Maartens Smits, Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface with five areas of expertise, namely flood risk, adaptive delta planning, infrastructure, water and subsoil resources and the environment.

He introduced the Vietnamese guests to early flood and drought warning systems which are being used in delta regions over the world, including Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.

The institute is carrying out several projects in Vietnam relating to sea, delta and underground water management and flood risk management and warning.

It is also working with the Mekong Delta provinces of Ben Tre and Tra Vinh to research and make early warnings to respond to climate change.-VNA