|A British scientist at the workshop. — Photo courtesy of British Council|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Scientists and researchers from Việt Nam and Britain have come together for a five-day workshop in Hà Nội to seeks solutions to help the Red River-Hà Nội Delta (RRHD) develop a megacity catchment observatory to cope with multiple disasters in the future.
The workshop, held between May 21 and 25, is sponsored by the British Council as part of the Newton Fund Researcher Links programme.
According to researchers, RRHD provides critical supplies of food, energy, water and socio-economic resources to approximately 30 million people.
The potential for loss of life and livelihoods in this basin is a problem deserving urgent attention in the context of changes to climate, sea level and land management.
The workshop will tackle the concept of cascading human-natural hazards in the context of a coastal megacity catchment, specifically within the RRHD catchment.
The outcome is expected to include a strategy and roadmap for the development of an RRHD catchment observatory, new research skills and community in both countries as well as a more accessible body of research expertise, data and tools. — VNS