Climate Change, Drought, and the US Relationship with South-East Asia
The Shirazi Foundation attended an event hosted by Stimson Center titled Climate Change, Drought, and the US Relationship with Vietnam. Experts sought out to look for practical ways to approach difficult issues pertaining to the many aspects of water supply and droughts in Southeast Asia. A few of the well-known exports coming out of South-East Asia sea and land are shrimp and rice and droughts affect them both extremely. Experts pointed out the role that sediment plumes play and how they affect the overall ecosystem. An expert spoke of his experience with the people of South-East Asia as they searched to find the solution for the droughts and the way forward. Experts mentioned that many concerned parties involved in the process of finding solutions all had different interpretations on the way forward which seemed very puzzling. Experts explained briefly the many initiatives involved in the overall process of finding an answer to solving these droughts.