This week, Dr Katharine Vincent was in Vietnam for the annual meeting for the GCRF Living Deltas research hub. The Living Deltas research hub is an international and interdisciplinary applied research project that aims to contribute to sustainable delta futures, and Katharine is on the advisory board. Led by Newcastle University, it focus on four major Asian deltas: Red River, Mekong, and the transboundary Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna. This marks the first time that the hub has been able to meet in person since March 2020.

In addition to participating in the annual meeting, there was also a meeting of the management group and advisory board, and a field trip. The team was also able to visit various parts of the delta. This included the Lung Ngoc Hoang Nature Reserve, where reserve staff outlined some of the management challenges they face in trying to balance conservation and development.