Conference on consolidation of vision, mission, strategy, and development of Vietnam Water Conservation Network (VIWACON)

Representatives of VIWACON members participating in the discussion on March 10
From March 9-11 at Ba Vi National Park, representatives of 6 core member organizations of the Vietnam Water Conservation Network (VIWACON) including Center for Environment and Community Research (CECR), Center for Development of Community Initiative and Environment (C&E), Center for Water Resources Conservation and Development (WARECOD), Centre for Sustainable Development of Water Resources and Adaptation to Climate Change (CEWAREC), Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (INEST), and Vietnam Fisheries Society (VINAFIS) discussed and agreed on a common understanding of the role, functions, tasks and coordination mechanisms of the network. All 6 members also argeed build a vision and specific action plan.
Ms. Tran Thi Dinh, representative of Vietnam Fisheries Society (VINAFIS), presents a solution to pollution at Tho Quang navigation lock
Ms. Hoang Thi Thu Huong, representative of Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (INEST), University of Technology, proposes activities in Da Nang
Mr. Dao Trong Tu, representative of the Centre for Sustainable Development of Water Resources and Adaptation to Climate Change (CEWAREC), proposes promoting the initiative of using water smartly& reusing water
Vietnam Water Conservation Network is proposed to be established and coordinated by Center for Environmental and Community Research (CECR). This activity is within the framework of the project “Collective Actions for Water Conservation” (CAWACON) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project is designed to raise awareness of society on water pollution and promote community initiatives to protect Vietnam’s surface water, prevent and control water pollution.
Ms. Tran Thi Kim Hoan, representative of Center for Development of Community Initiative and Environment (C&E), presents a sustainable population model
Ms. Dinh Thu Hang, director of Center for Environmental and Community Studies, speaks at the workshop
Speaking at the workshop, the director of the Center for Environment and Community Research – Ms. Dinh Thu Hang said that the workshop had achieved the first successful step after agreeing the perception, opinion, and work plan in the coming period. “This is an important step that sets the stage for building and developing the network in the future”, said Ms. Dinh Thu Hang.
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