HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM– 2 – 3 February, 2015: ICEM Brings Spatial Expertise to Mekong Delta Forum

The Mekong Delta Forum, co-hosted by MARD, MONRE, World Bank, Australian Aid, Kingdom of the Netherlands, was held in Ho Chi Minh City over February 2 & 3, 2015.

The Forum brought together experts, dignitaries, and professionals to address the “what” and “why” of:

  • Flood Retention vs Flood Protection
  • Saline or Freshwater Farming Systems
  • Coastal Mangroves and/or Dykes
  • Institutions and Financing
  • Modernising Information and Knowledge Networks

ICEM provided extensive technical and organisational support to the Forum by supplying flat and dynamic maps of current conditions in the Delta and modelled projections of flooding and salinity. The ICEM team responded to the needs of breakout groups, creating and mapping data on the fly to help answer questions and clarify positions as they arose.

Participation in the Forum was part of the DELTA (DEveloping Long Term Adaptation) Tools for the Mekong Delta project. The dynamic map being developed for the project can be found here.