Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Scientists and officials from relevant agencies scrutinized scenarios on the changes of water resources in the Hong (Red) –Thai Binh river basin and their impacts at a conference held in Hanoi on July 14.

The conference also took in subjects like the sustainable development of water resources, improving water use efficiency and solutions to ensure water supply in the context of climate change, economic development and related international agreements.

Discussions at the event will assist with the building of a water resource plan for the Hong-Thai Binh river basin that ensures a fair and reasonable distribution of the resource among areas and groups of water users in the region.

According to Dr. Tong Ngoc Thanh from the National Centre for Water Resources Planning and Investigation, the water resources planning in Hong-Thai Binh River basin should include the protection of ecosystems depending on water resources.

Echoing Thanh’s viewpoint, Dr. To Van Truong said the environmental planning should be done in correlation with the water resources planning.

The Hong and Thai Binh are the two major rivers in the north of Vietnam. The rivers and their tributaries form the Red River Delta.-VNA