The Netherlands sponsored the project that will consider the present and future impact of climate change in the Vam Co River basin in southern Long An province. The project will cost almost a half million dollars.
The project will also try to assess vulnerability of
different locations in the area and also evaluate methods of adaptation
in response to floods and/or saltwater damage.
The project will
work with local communities to reduce climate risks and develop ways of
reacting effectively to possible disasters, especially poor farmers, and
If the project is successful it may be used as a
model and extended to other areas. The Van Co River has its source in
Cambodia and flows 35 kilometres through Long An province. The province
has a population of about one million. For more see this article