The Center for Water Resources Conservation and Development (WARECOD) is a Vietnamese non-profit organization whose goal is to promote the sustainable use of Vietnam’s water resources and gender equality in resource use and management. WARECOD was established in 2006 under the auspices of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Association (VUSTA).


Vision: We consider rivers and water resources to be one of our most precious assets, and we believe that everyone, regardless of their gender, has a responsibility to protect these valuable resources. We envision a world where people are aware of the value of water resources and cooperate together in solidarity to conserve and ensure their equitable and sustainable use.

Mission: Our organization’s mission is to protect Vietnam’s water resources, in order to contribute to ensuring the well-being of river ecosystems, sustain biodiversity, and protect the livelihoods of communities that depend on these resources. Gender equality is cross-cutting for all of our activities.


  • Water Resources
  • Climate change
  • Community development
  • Local knowledge research
  • Gender equality
  • Advocacy


  • Strategy 1: River Basin Approach
Promote an effective river basin approach in the Gam river basin.

  • Strategy 2: Community Demonstration Projects
Promote appropriate practices in usage, protection, and restoration of water and aquatic resources, giving priority to vulnerable and marginalized groups such as women and ethnic minority groups.

  • Strategy 3: Community Empowerment
Promote gender equality and enhance accountability in water and aquatic resources governance through community empowerment and development of community monitoring systems.

  • Strategy 4: Advocacy
Advocate for improved water legislation, policy implementation, and enforcement using the lessons learned and evidence generated from Strategies 1, 2 and 3.

  • Strategy 5: Vietnam Rivers Network
Continue to manage, coordinate and participate in the Vietnam Rivers Network, based on VRN’s Strategy and Action Plan for 2009-2015.

Disater risk reduction project in Quang Nam

The disappearance of flooding season Part 1

The disappearance of flooding season Part 2

The disappearance of flooding season Part 3

MK 26 - Challenges in the Mekong Delta

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