Center of Water Management and Climate Change (WACC), a science and technology research organization under Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh, was founded in 2011 under a bi-lateral agreement between Viet Nam and the Netherlands for capacity building on water and climate change. Since the official operation in August 2012, WACC’s activities include research, training and consultancy regarding water- and climate change related sectors.
“Dynamic Research for Sustainable Life” is the vision of WACC. We target to strengthen not only the policy but also the adaptability of communities where facing to water-related crisis. In WACC vision, livelihood and the living conditions of people, especially the poor in the Mekong Delta should be in the center of Climate Change adaptation, mitigation and resilience.
- An advanced scientific hub of excellent cooperation environment for research and training.
- Inter-, and multi-disciplinary scientific/educational activities focused on Risk Management, Governance and Social adaptability in context of climate change.
- A bridge for communication exchange among stakeholders.
WACC’s objective is to expand its initiative researches by enhancing the collaboration with governmental groups, NGO, commercial businesses, and fellow institutions at intra- and international levels. We want to stay pioneer nationally in coordinating inter-disciplinary research, sharing knowledge and finding sustainable solutions to the challenges that Mekong Delta is facing.
WACC conducts research and consultancy for both public and private sectors in Southern Vietnam. To a single research project, we often setup a core team to coordinate and collaborate with several professional partners inside and outside the country.
FIELDS OF SERVICES
- Inter-disciplinary research
Education (MSc courses and professional training)
Consultancy (survey, planning, technical design, advisory)
Water Resources Management Planning
Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience
Geographic Information System/ Remote Sensing
Hydraulics and Hydrology
Socio-Economic and Livelihood