Jul 24, 2019 / 19:32

Over 200 foreign exhibitors join Vietwater 2019 in Hanoi

The Hanoitimes - In an area of 3,500 square meters of exhibition, the participants display the most up-to-date products, technologies and management solutions in the water industry.

An international exhibition on water supply and sewerage (Vietwater 2019) is underway in Hanoi between July 24-26, attracting more than 200 exhibitors from 30 nations and territories.

Vietwater 2019  welcomes six international group pavilions from China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, among others who showcase their products in six thematic areas.
 
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In an area of 3,500 square meters of exhibition, the participants display the most up-to-date products, technologies and management solutions in the water industry. Typical products include desalination machinery, water separator, irrigation, water supply and drainage equipment, waste management solutions, water purifiers and drainage accessories, among others.

Besides, an international conference themed “Water Management towards Sustainable Development Goals” will be held on July 25, sponsored by the Vietnam Water Supply & Sewerage Association (VWSA) and the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction.

In addition, a technical seminar will be held to introduce new waste treatment technologies with the hope of presenting more high-tech equipment, smart technology and devices applied in the water industry from other countries.

Water security management in Vietnam

Vietnam has been facing serious challenges and needs solutions to manage water security towards sustainable development.

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Le Cong Thanh said that Vietnam's water security is highly dependent on the development dynamics on international rivers such as the Red river and the Mekong river.

Currently, the biggest challenge for water security management in Vietnam is population growth. Water demand is well above water supply, thus, Vietnam may face the risk of severe water shortage, Thanh stressed.

According to the General Statistics Office, two million cubic meter of water per day from river are being supplied to households in 42 provinces and cities nationwide, accounting for about 60% of the total urban tap water consumption.

If the rivers keep being destroyed, about 30 million urban people will face water shortage in the near future.

Water experts said that the Vietnamese government needs to enhance roles and responsibilities of the Environmental Protection Committee in managing and protecting the environment for rivers and streams. Especially, there must be a specific budget to prevent and halt the degradation of Vietnam’s river system.