Vietnam – Australia Water Week 2021: Water Security for Sustainable Development

Vietnam - Australia Water Week 2021 with the theme of Water Security for Sustainable Development, will be held in Hanoi from September 15th to 17th, 2021, while simultaneously taking place on an online platform. This annual event is co-organized by the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) and the Australian Water Association (AWA), with the patronage of the Ministry of Construction of Vietnam and the Australian Embassy in Hanoi.

According to Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Diep, the President of the VWSA, Vietnam - Australia Water Week 2021 brings together leaders from across both countries&; water sectors to share experiences, discuss solutions to common water challenges, support each other&;s policy directions and identify opportunities to best collaborate.

Seminars and exhibitions will be held semi-online with the participation of delegates from government agencies, water supply and sewerage companies, technology start-ups, research and development organizations and young water professionals from Australia and Vietnam.

The event&;s agenda includes many important strategic issues for sustainable development and cooperation between the two countries' water sectors, such as evaluation of cooperation achievements in recent years; water sector leaders&; discussion on the key challenges, solutions and future policy directions; the future directions and partnership programs between the two sides.

There will be five sessions to participate in, including Emerging Water Leaders Forum; Water Resilience Planning; Water Security for Sustainable Development; Enabling Private Sector Participation in Water; Unlocking Innovation in Delivering Safe, Secure, Sustainable and Efficient Water Services.

Additionally, there will be an online trade platform showcasing the latest innovations in water technology and services from Australian and Vietnamese companies

According to H. E. Ms. Robyn Mudie, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1973, the bilateral relationship between Vietnam and Australia has gone from strength to strength, driven by growing convergence of our political, strategic and economic interests.

In 2018, the Prime Ministers of Australia and Vietnam elevated the bilateral relationship to the level of a Strategic Partnership, committing both countries to deepening ties that contribute to peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.

Through our economic partnership, Australia is assisting Vietnam to achieve its socio-economic and development aspirations, with an emphasis on economic reform, human resource development, private sector engagement, climate change, gender equality and innovation. The two countries are continuing to work together to address regional and global emerging issues, including water security and access to safe, clean and sustainable water supply.

In Australia, water is also central to the cultural, social and spiritual identity of First Nations Australians.

The efficiency and quality of water services has a direct impact on the national economy, the productivity of cities and rural communities and the health and wellbeing of all citizens. This has been all too evident in recent times, with the water sectors at the front line in response to new extremes in floods, droughts and the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Mudie highlighted.

We welcome all water professionals in Australia and Vietnam across government, water utilities, private sector, technology innovators, R&D institutions, as well as young water professionals. Participants can either join in person or virtually.
Please register here to join the event
Register here to visit the online trade platform

Please visit this site for more information about being an exhibitor

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Photo: Australian Embassy in Vietnam

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