With some of the cleanest drinking water on the planet, Finland has much to offer the world when it comes to managing water resources. The University of Eastern Finland is at the forefront of research in this field, with its Water Chemistry and Microbiology Group focusing on several advanced areas aimed at solving global water pollution challenges.
Now Finland University is bringing this water expertise to Vietnam, where water management issues are high on the country’s agenda of urgent needs to be tackled. The Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment (HUNRE) – an institution with more than 9,000 students – is leading the push for more training in this area. HUNRE already offers courses in water-resource management, but the university is now looking to boost its academic programme in this area by working together with Finland University.
"The knowledge we gather on this trip is very useful for our teachers back in Vietnam,” said the head of HUNRE’s education department, Dao Quang Tien (left in the picture). “We’ll report our findings when we get home and then hopefully set up a broader project or short training courses on specific water-management topics.”
"Our wells are running dry, our rivers are polluted and the impact of climate change is being experienced everywhere,” says Associate Professor Bhatnagar. “The time to seriously accept that every drop of water counts is NOW! Sustainable solutions are needed to save the world.”
Managing the global water crisis: read Associate Professor Amit Bhatnagar's interview on the subject
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