On October 12 and 13, 2022, experts from the German Federal Institute of Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) and representatives of the National Center for Water Resources Planning and Investigation (NAWAPI) conducted a visit to the DONREs of Hau Giang and Tra Vinh provinces. The visit aims to understand the current status of water resources and the management of water resources in the provinces; needs and aspirations of the locality regarding the activities that can be implemented within the framework of the Project Climate Resilience Management of Groundwater and Geohazard 2022-2025.
The four components of the Project Climate Resilience Management of Groundwater and Geohazard 2022-2025 were introduced by Mr. Andreas Renck – BGR Team leader – to the locality, including (1) Capacity building for water resources management, (2) Practical solutions for groundwater protection, (3) Digital transformation and (4) Awareness raising & scientific advice.
In general, Hau Giang and Tra Vinh both believe that the potential activities of Component 1 (e.g. improvement of groundwater monitoring network, building a water resource information system and database, develop guiding tools for license holder/well owner…) are necessary and useful to them. Therefore, Hau Giang and Tra Vinh both wish to become partners of the Project so that they can deploy activities that benefit the locality and bring practical benefits to the people.
Also within the framework of this mission, in order to collect information to serve the identification of practical solutions for groundwater protection, the experts had a meeting with the Hau Giang Water Supply and Sewerage – Urban Works Joint Stock Company (HAWASUCO), visited Long My Water Supply and Sewerage One Member Limited liability Company (Thuan An Ward – Long My Town) where there is a potential for pilot implementation of managed aquifer recharge works.
In addition, the expert team visited the construction of managed aquifer recharge in the sand dune by FAME project (Freshwater availability in the Mekong Delta) in Long Son commune (Cau Ngang district – Tra Vinh province).