Water Challenges

Vietnam has sufficient water to support its population. However, due to the uneven spatial and temporal distribution of precipitation, there are water scarce areas and flood prone areas. Climate change is expected to exacerbate the water challenges.


The 2030 WRG has completed a high-level water analysis, suggesting possible work streams on (i) improved irrigation practices in agriculture, targeting the coffee and rice sectors; (ii) wastewater treatment and reuse; and (iii) water governance improvements and incentive frameworks for river basin management and water-use efficiency, respectively.

Our Role

The 2030 WRG has conducted a high-level analysis of the water sector in Vietnam, aimed at assessing the water demand-supply gap and water stress of Vietnam’s four key river basins. Based on a high-level cost curve analysis, cost-effective solutions to address these challenges have been recommended.