Almost 200 international lecturers and experts in the irrigation science from 15 nations are attending the fourth international conference on estuaries and coasts (ICEC) in Hanoi.

Rector of the Water Resources University Nguyen Quang Kim said the Oct. 8-11 conference, the first of its kind in Vietnam , creates an opportunity to share experiences and improve scientific research quality and raise tertiary and post graduation training quality in the field for Vietnam ’s universities.

It is also a big forum for foreign and domestic sponsors, managers, engineers and scientists to get up-to-date technology so as to rationally tap resources and develop estuaries and coastal areas in a sustainable manner.

Almost 40 reports presented by Vietnamese experts and lecturers focus on coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics and management, environmental and ecological hydraulics.

Vietnam counts more than 2,360 rivers with 10 basins covering more than 10,000sq.m. each./.VNA