From March 13 to 17, 2023, the Project Climate Resilient Management of Groundwater and Geohazards (CRMGG) visited and worked directly with the Departments of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE) of Hau Giang and Kien Giang provinces to assess the current status of water resource management and the need for capacity building of these agencies to serve the detailed planning for the component of Capacity development on Local Water Resources Management.
The CRMGG 2022 – 2025 is funded by the German Government within the framework of the German-Vietnamese technical cooperation program, through the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
The mission consisted of staff of the National Center for Water Resources Planning and Investigation (NAWAPI) and the hydrogeology experts of the CRMGG Project. At Hau Giang DONRE, the delegation worked directly with the sub-Department of Natural Resources and Climate Change, the Center for Natural Resources and Environment Monitoring, and the Information Technology Center. At Kien Giang DONRE, the delegation worked directly with the sub-Department of Water and Mineral Resources, the Center for Natural Resources and Environment Monitoring. The topics discussed include: (i) organizational structure, functions and tasks; (ii) groundwater monitoring network in the province; (iii) the need for investigation and verification of information on production wells, licenses for exploiting and use of groundwater; (iv) management of licensing data & information, production wells and current status of groundwater exploitation and use in the province.
In general, both DONREs wish to conduct well survey to verify information on production wells and licenses for exploiting and use of groundwater in order to build a complete, accurate and most up-to-date data set to serve the management. At the same time, these two agencies also want to be transferred the existing GISD software developed by CRMGG Project to be used for managing licensing data & information, production wells and current status of groundwater exploitation and use.