On October 22, 2020, at Room 225-A1, TLU held an online kick-off workshop for "Integrated of flood and sediment management in river basins for sustainable development" project. Attending the ceremony, there were experts from Kyoto University, Japan; Thuyloi University, Vietnam; and Isabela State University, Philippines other research institutes.
Project kick-off workshop at TLU
Climate change poses great threats from disastrous floods and drought to the world, of which Japan, Vietnam and Philippines are among the most affected countries. Human interventions such as deforestation, dam constructions, and expansion of irrigation system have magnified the impacts of climate change.
The proposed project aims at assessing the impacts of climate change and human interventions on reservoir sedimentation, flood inundation, agricultural practices, and river and coastal erosion in the Vu Gia-Thu Bon river basin, Vietnam and Cagayan river basin, Philippines. Then, integrated flood and sediment management schemes for sustainable development will be established. The ultimate goal of the proposed project is to transfer the projects results to the stakeholders and policy-decision makers to implement into the national laws. There will be some training courses, seminars and workshops to train young researchers, stakeholders, policy makers, local communities and to expand our collaborative network between ASIAN countries and develop global change programmes.
The project is sponsored by Asia-Pacific Network For Global Change Research (APN-GCR) and implemented in 2 years from 2020 to 2022.
Contents of the research
With the above contents, the project is expected to make effective contributions to improving river basin management in Vietnam and strengthening cooperation between Thuyloi university, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University and other ASEAN partners.