Socio-economic development and urbanisation exert more and more pressure on Vietmam's river systems every day, as national stakeholders too fail to co-ordinate their conservation efforts, according to the Vietnam News Agency. As urbanisation increases and industrial parks are being built…
Vietnam has good potentials for hydropower development with the watershed system consisting of more than 2,000 rivers and streams. In theory, hydropower can supply about 308 billion Kwh of electricity. Vietnamâ€™s technical hydropower reserve of plants over 10 MW is 72 billion Kwh. There are about 360 sites suitable for installing hydropower plants with total capacity of 17.500MW1. This does not include other hydropower plants of smaller sizes.
This report reviews current literature by local and international researchers on communitybased water management in Vietnam available in both Vietnamese and English. Due to limited access to all sources of information in a short period of time, we have not covered all aspects of this issue. The key findings in this report sum up the major research work that our team has carried out.
The Thu Bon River Clean-up Week was coordinated by the New Century Tourism and Hospitality Company and Quang Nam Department of Natural Resources and Environment from 13-18 September 2005 under the project entitled â€œEducating the Worldâ€ through the Russell E. Train Workshop Grant.