Vietnam is well-positioned to apply advances in environmental and hydrological engineering, Rector of the Water Resources University Nguyen Quang Kim said during the 19th Asian-Pacific International Conference on Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research in Hanoi on September 22.

He added that there were plenty of opportunities to cooperate on research and training in the region.

In his opening remark, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat urged Asian-Pacific countries to address climate change, saying that this region was most likely to suffer from the impacts.

This required countries to develop comprehensive response plans, Phat told domestic and international scientists from 22 countries.

Prof. Arthur Mynette, Vice President of the International Association for Hydrology, Environmental Engineering and Research, said the Netherlands was experienced in climate change mitigation and adaptation and was willing to share its expertise, especially with countries that share its geographical features, such as Vietnam’s extensive coastline and flood plains./.