America’s WETLAND Foundation, Viet Nam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, the Viet Nam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in conjunction with our many partners, are pleased to present DELTAS2013VIETNAM: World Deltas Dialogues II, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 19-23 May 2013.
DELTAS2013 is unique gathering of global representatives from the many sectors and political circles discussing solutions to some of the most acute challenges facing Vietnam and its delta, the broader Mekong River system, and major deltas and watersheds worldwide.
Registration for DELTAS2013 is closed.
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Like many of the world’s great deltas, the Mekong faces an array of challenges. Land subsidence, coastal erosion, saltwater intrusion, sea level rise, trapping of upriver waters and sediments, and politically divergent stakeholders – these and other forces combine to create complex watershed management scenarios for Mekong nations.
At stake is a river basin that supports millions of lives and billions of dollars in economic potential as Vietnam and its neighbors continue to develop and grow. The Mekong Delta and deltas worldwide are incredibly rich natural resources that teem with ecological diversity and human activity, yet they are also among the most sensitive and vulnerable ecosystems on the planet.
DELTAS2013VIETNAM will bring together a multidisciplinary group of experts, including scientists, engineers, planners, government officials, NGO representatives, and business and industry leaders to focus on deltaic sustainability through the lens of the Mekong River. The conference will provide a forum to discuss integrated management strategies that address the intertwined goals of political stability, economic growth and environmental health.
DELTAS2010: WORLD DELTA DIALOGUES I
The first World Delta Dialogues Conference, DELTAS2010, was held from October 17 – 21, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. More than 400 scientists, engineers, business executives, planners, governmental and non-governmental representatives, civic leaders and researchers representing 15 nations and all continents applied their expertise to the challenges of deltaic sustainability. Following the success of DELTAS2010, the America’s WETLAND Foundation was invited by Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City to co-host a second international conference on deltaic sustainability.