The workshop aimed to provide the related provincial departments/ agencies with information about the objectives, mission contents and expected outputs of the studies. Accordingly, through the study of water-saving irrigation for grape, a toolkit shall be developed for assisting the people in water resources exploitation, management and use with the application of advanced water-saving irrigation technology towards a sustainable development in climate change context. Besides, through the study of water supply planning, a water provision orientation to urban areas, industrial zones and tourism regions in the province will be developed in association with the available and potential water resources for the purpose of assuring water security.
At the workshop, the participants highly appreciated the above-mentioned studies after receiving the presentations of the consultancy units. Generally, they provided their comments that it’s absolutely necessary to carry out the water-saving irrigation model in the context of climate change affecting severely on grape vine which is seen as the typical crop plant in Ninh Thuan. At the same time, it was strongly recommended by the department representatives that the consultancy unit should work towards technical solutions in consideration of the life cycle of grape vine as well as the soil and climate conditions of the province.
Regarding to the water supply planning study, the consultancy unit was given the recommendation that the study must be implemented in a comprehensive combination with the other implemented and on-going studies in the province such as water security, water balance. It should be especially focused on producing water supply solutions for the provincial major development areas including the Northern tourism and the Southern industrial zone.
The two above mentioned studies are conducted respectively by Thudo Water, Environment, Technical Infrastructure Joint-operating JSC (THUDO WEICO) and Institute for Hydro Power and Renewable Energy ((IHRVTD), and Institute for Water and Environment (IWE). They are both under the “Integrated Water Resources Management and Urban Development in relation to Climate Change” project, granted by the Kingdom of Belgium for Ninh Thuan province in their effort to support the provincial authority in climate change impact resilience.