Source-to-Sea Tackles Pollution in Vietnam

Solid waste in Cau Pagoda, Quang Nam Province.
(Credit: Minh Hai – Tuoi Tre Thu Do newspaper)

A new pilot project in Dan Nang, Vietnam, will use the Source-to-Sea approach to tackle pollution in collaboration between communities upstream and at sea level.

The initiative comes from the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
 


The Source-to-Sea approach combats water pollution by integrating land, freshwater and marine resource management, taking into account new research on the complex relationships between different ecosystems.

The concept will now be applied at the Vu Gia – Thu Bon, which is the ninth-largest river basin in Vietnam and is the only large river system in Central Vietnam discharging into the East Sea near Hoi An. 

The stakeholder engagement workshop “Foundations for Source-to-Sea Management: Addressing Solid Waste in Vu Gia – Thu Bon River Basin, Viet Nam” will be held in Ho An City on December 14.
 


Learn more about Source-to-Sea at: www.siwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Source-to-sea-guide_webb.pdf.

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