The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is seeking experts for the following technical assistance project:
- Localization of water resources management technology to adapt to climate change in Hong-Thai Binh river basin in Viet Nam
Deadline: 29 September 2021
The river basin covers 25 provinces with a population of 29 million people. The use of water resources upstream in China has significantly affected the water regime of the Hong-Thai Binh river basin in Viet Nam. In addition, the impacts of climate change (e.g., drought, extreme/flash flood, etc.) have exacerbated challenges to communities and households.
The government’s first priority is to finalize water resource management plans for the major river basins in the country, including the Hong-Thai Binh. Accessing reliable, up-to-date information on transboundary water resources is very important and plays a decisive role in developing water resource management plans at the river basin level. In particular, it is necessary to identify the amount of water flow from China into Viet Nam (e.g., average annual flow, monthly flow and 10 days flow) and its variation due to different water uses in China (including irrigation and human consumption), as well as due to climate change. However, there exists no formal data sharing agreement among the countries.
The objective of this technical assistance is to select and customize technologies that can provide science-based information on transboundary water resources. Previous and ongoing climate change risk and challenges to transboundary water resource management in the river basin will be identified, and the most appropriate technologies will be selected and customized to provide the selected data on the river basin. A technical manual and capacity building program will be developed. Subsequently, a training of government officials and relevant stakeholders will be conducted to enhance technical capacities.
For more information, please visit:
UNPD Internet Site: https://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/sites/www.un.org.Depts.ptd/files/pdf/eoi18846.pdf
UNGM Portal: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/140881