- Type of project
- Advisory services
- Mekong Delta (Viet Nam)
- Royal HaskoningDHV
- Agentschap NL, Partners for Water Programme
- 18 months December 2011 up to June 2013
- Contract value
- ± € 750.000,-
The broad overall objective is to develop a strategic action plan for the Mekong Delta to respond to climate change and sea-level rise towards 2050 and vision to 2100 in the Mekong delta. (Under the Vietnam-Netherlands Strategic Partnership Arrangement on Climate Change Adaptation and Water Management).
Short-term objectives of the project:
The project purpose is to providing an integrated policy framework that (1) presents firm recommendations on water management and climate change adaptations in relation with the user functions in the delta and (2) serves as a guide for further (sub) regional planning and formulation of investments.
Description of projectUsing Dutch expertise for Vietnamese Delta Plan
The Viet Nam - Netherlands Strategic Partnership Arrangement on climate adaptation and water management provides for cooperation between the Netherlands and Vietnam in developing the Mekong Delta Plan.
Prof. Cees Veerman and other former members of the Dutch Delta Committee 2008 are directly advising Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and the Vietnamese project organization established to develop the Mekong Delta Plan.
The purpose of the Delta Plan is to create a strategic long-term vision (2100) for the Mekong Delta, to set out a long-term Delta Program with a range of short-term measures (2015-2025) and to strengthen water governance for the delta.
Together with Cees Veerman, former members of the Dutch Delta Committee 2008 and Vietnamese working parties, the DHV in consortium with Royal Haskoning, Deltares, Wageningen University, Rebel Group and Unesco-IHE will help to shape the Delta Plan process. The DHV consortium will advise on the water system, land usage, scenario development and water governance. The consortium will also advise on the process of developing a Delta Plan.