Research

The feasibility and willingness of manufacturers and importers in Vietnam to participate in the Extended Producer Responsibility program

The feasibility and willingness of manufacturers and importers in Vietnam to participate in the Extended Producer Responsibility program

Extended Producer/Importer Responsibility (EPR) is an environmental strategy/policy which the responsibility of manufacturers for their products is extended to the disposal stage of the product’s lifecycle. In practice, EPR involves manufacturers taking primary responsibility for the proper management of waste products, including waste collection, pre-treatment (such as sorting, cleaning, and pre-processing), and recycling/disposal of those waste products. EPR systems allow manufacturers to extend their responsibilities by contributing the necessary financial resources or directly/indirectly carrying out waste collection, processing/recycling activities, and supporting operational processes from the community. EPR can be implemented individually or in combination.

An overview of research on flood monitoring & warning systems: Global vs Vietnam

An overview of research on flood monitoring & warning systems: Global vs Vietnam

Based on the research conducted under Project Code: TNMT.2021.02.03, numerous flood monitoring & warning systems are currently operational and utilized by national disaster management authorities globally. However, in Vietnam, the early warning system for significant flood hazards in small river basins have not yet satisfactorily met the increasingly stringent societal demands. The lead time for flood warnings is currently limited to 3-6 hours for small river basins, lacking precise forecasts regarding timing, location, intensity, and extent of occurrence. Consequently, the focus remains primarily on qualitative risk alerts rather than quantitative assessments.

Reality survey to support the review of water resource law (amendment)

Reality survey to support the review of water resource law (amendment)

A delegation from the National Assembly's Committee on Science, Technology, and Environment, led by Ms. Nguyễn Thị Lệ Thủy, Deputy Head of the Committee on Science, Technology, and Environment, visited and conducted a field survey in Long An province to serve the assessment of the proposed amendments to the Water Resource Law. The National Assembly is expected to provide its initial feedback during the 5th session in May 2023 and review the law for approval during the 6th session in October 2023.