Da Nang hosts fifth Asia-Pacific Coastal Aquifer Management Meeting
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Da Nang hosts fifth Asia-Pacific Coastal Aquifer Management Meeting

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VNA
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 – 11:21:00 Print

Participants at the fifth Asia-Pacific Coastal Aquifer Management Meeting (Source: vtv.vn)
Da Nang (VNA) – The fifth Asia-Pacific Coastal Aquifer Management Meeting began in the central
coastal city of Da Nang on July 17, drawing nearly 50 domestic and foreign
scientists and managers.

The
thee-day meeting allows participating scientists, managers and policy-makers to
share results of their studies, discuss ideas to deal with the region’s
priority issues related to water resources and saline intrusion and seek
cooperation opportunities in coastal aquifer management.

The
participants discussed issues related to coastal aquifers, stressing the need
to intensify scientific research and application in water resources management
to tackle challenges posed by climate change.

Speaking
at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
Vo Tuan Nhan said that global environmental agencies and organisations have
paid much attention to groundwater management.

In
Vietnam, groundwater is an essential resource for coastal residents’ daily
activities and agricultural and industrial production, he said.

It
is necessary to increase public awareness of water aquifers, especially in
coastal areas, in the context of climate change, particularly sea-level rises,
harming the natural conditions of coastal regions, Nhan added.

The
research and management of aquifers is an important foundation to assess the
potential of groundwater, which can be renewable if utilised properly.-VNA

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