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This FSMA Spotlights webinar will discuss the progress made in Vietnam since the FSM3 conference, which was held in Hanoi in 2015.

There are 860 cities and towns for 38% of the 99 million population in Vietnam where urbanization continues to be an intensive process. Circular economy, less carbon emission, and green city initiatives are being discussed, despite sanitation coverage is still low in most urban and rural areas. Faecal sludge management is still a hot issue.

The speaker will share information on different efforts in FSM improvement in Vietnamese cities: inclusion of FSM into urban sanitation legal framework, standardization of on-site treatment facilities, PPP encouragement in sanitation improvement, implementation of suitable treatment options such as co-treatment with wastewater or sewage sludge at wastewater treatment plants, co-composting, etc. Some studies on an exploration of value chain possibilities will also be shared.


The FSMA Spotlights webinar series aims to highlight key aspects and discussions around FSM and the sanitation service chain.

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  • Viet-Anh Nguyen (Vice President and Head of Science and Technology Department at Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA))

    Viet-Anh Nguyen

    Vice President and Head of Science and Technology Department at Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA)

    Professor, Ph.D. Viet-Anh Nguyen has 26 years of experience in the water supply and sanitation sector, spending tremendous efforts in research activities on efficient water supply, appropriate sanitation systems, sludge and faecal sludge management, and resource recovery. Participation of local users and private sector, development of the water and sanitation industry, adaptation to climate change challenges are also among his main interests.

    Professor Nguyen has experience in long-term and short-term water sector capacity building, devoting his time to education and training for water supply and sanitation specialists in Vietnam. He has also been involved in a number of consulting works, as well as in inter-sector policy. He has close connections and functions as a key Vietnamese resource person in the water field for international organizations such as IWA, WHO, WB, ADB, etc. He is also a Professor in Water and Wastewater Engineering at Hanoi University of Civil Engineering (HUCE).

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