Water Accounting Experiences in Vietnam and other Asian Countries

Water Accounting procedures have for a long time been difficult to implement due to the necessity to have a dense network of hydro-meteorological observations. Water Accounting Plus is a new framework that has been rolled out in various countries in Asia, and itis based on open access earth observation data. The conditions of easily available measurements from space makes it relatively make river basin scans if a very specific procedure is strictly followed. The session will discuss some major principles of the WA+ and show results of Cambodia, the Netherlands, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The remote sensing-based estimates of rainfall, evapotranspiration, and soil moisture and river flow have been validated with ground measurements. WA+ can be utilized to prepare water resources plans at river basin and national scale. The session will discuss how the public and private sectors can benefit from the spatially distributed data and WA+ fact sheets for policy making and setting target values of key performance indicators. Scientists, policy makers and NGO’s will be invited to provide presentations as an introduction to the plenary discussions.

  • Moderators

Prof. Wim Bastiaanssen; Email: wim.bastiaanssen@gmail.com – IHE Delft, the Netherlands

MSc. Nguyen Ngoc Ha, Email: ha_tnn@yahoo.com – NAWAPI/MONRE, Vietnam

  • Date & Venue

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, March 05th, 2018

Blue Diamond Room 1, ALMAZ 1st Floor

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Session Duration
Session plan in detail Order Presentation / Discussion topic Confirmed speakers
1 Introduction the needs for water accounting Laurant Umans

Royal Netherlands Embassy

2 A systematic reporting of water resources of all major river basins in Vietnam Wim Bastiaanssen

IHE Delft, the Netherlands

3 Validation of water accounts in all major rivers of Thailand Sriwasong Nutchanart

Kasetsart University, Thailand

4 Water use and water stress by crops and ecosystems in Cambodia Ty Nomkom

MOWRAM, Cambodia

5 Hydrological Model Using Ground- and Satellite-based Data for River Flow Simulation towards Supporting Water Resource Management in the Red River Basin, Vietnam Duc Luong NGUYEN

National Univ. of Civil Eng., Vietnam

6 Research to evaluate satellite-based rainfallproducts and its applicability in water resources management in Ca river basin, Vietnam Ha Tuan Bui

Inst. of Water Res. Planning, Vietnam

7 Hydro–meteorological Trend Analysis Using Mann–Kendall and Innovative–Şen Methodologies: A Case Study in Vu Gia Thu Bon Watershed, Vietnam Dang Nguyen Dong Phuong

Nong Lam University, Vietnam

8 Panel discussion
Dr. Laurant Umans

(Royal Netherlands Embassy)

Prof. Wim Bastiaanssen

IHE Delft, the Netherlands

Prof. Sriwasong Nutchanart

Kasetsart University, Thailand

Dr. Ty Nomkom

(MOWRAM, Cambodia)

Duc Luong NGUYEN

Lecturer & Researcher

National University of Civil Engineering, Vietnam

Ha Tuan Bui

Inst. of Water Res. Planning, Vietnam

Dang Nguyen Dong Phuong

Nong Lam University, Vietnam

 Given the importance of educating younger generations about the need to care for water on several fronts, in 2003 the UNESCO-IHE Institute was founded in Delft, Holland, for water-related education. The institute performs research, training and capacity-building activities on water-related topics. UNESCO-IHE continues the work begun in 1957, when IHE first offered a graduate programme on water engineering for the practice of professionals from developing countries

Website: https://www.un-ihe.org/

National Center for Water Resources Planning and Investigation, Vietnam

Website: http://nawapi.gov.vn