Application of drought monitoring and forecasting technology in drought management and response in Vietnam
Create date: 04/12/18
On April 10th 2018, in Hanoi, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), USAID in collaboration with Vietnam Academy of Water Resources (VAWR) organized the workshop "Application of drought monitoring and forecasting technology in drought management and response in Vietnam" under the agreement of the Directorate of Water Resources (DWR) - MARD. Attending the workshop were the representatives from DWR, Vietnam Disaster Management Authority (VDMA),

The workshop was chaired by Mr. Dong Van Tu - Deputy Director DWR, Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong - Deputy Director General of VAWR and Mr. Farrukh Chishtie - Representative of ADPC.

Mr. Dong Van Tu - Deputy Director General of the Directorate of Water Resources - Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development had a speech at the workshop.

The objective of the workshop was to introduce a toolkit for monitoring drought, effective water management that was developed by ADPC and VAWR to apply in each locality and region, to share information to complete the drought monitoring and forecasting toolkit towards a new approach; to understand the real needs of people, localities and countries in applying new technologies to monitor drought and respond to climate change.

Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong - Deputy Director of Vietnam Academy of Water Resources had also a speech at the workshop

At the workshop, co-chairman of the workshop, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong, Deputy Director General of VAWR shared information on the capacity building activities for the research staff of the Academy. With the new drought management approach, according to the Sendai Framework, the research team has proposed scenarios for active response and disaster risk mitigation. For each drought classification (caused by meteorology, agriculture, hydrology), the team has developed appropriate indicators to obtain a database that meets the requirements of 4.0 revolution in disaster management serving agriculture, people's life and socio-economic development.

Prepared by Duc Trinh and Hanh Chi
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