A workshop was held in the central province of Quang Nam on March 25 to review the implementation of the project Land Use and Climate Change Interactions (LUCCI) in the Vu Gia-Thu Bon basin.

Participants elaborated on their survey, data collection and studies in the basin in recent times. They also stressed the reason for using climate models to reduce the impact of climate change on socio-economic development and environmental protection.

Researchers proposed strategies for sustainable land use and water resources management in the basin. They also introduced several scenarios and trends in climate change from now to 2020, and even 2050. Dr Lars Ribbe, director of the project, said it aims to build strategies to manage land and water resources in the area.

Launched in July 2010, the LUCCI project is funded by Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research. Several universities and research institutes in and outside the country are involved in the five-year project.-VNA