The Germany-Việt Nam Water Forum held on November 9 in HCM City discussed ways the two countries could cooperate in water, wastewater and urban resilience projects. “For economic, social and ecological reasons, it is imperative that we enhance resource efficiency. Interlinked and intelligent infrastructure for water supply and wastewater management, as well as sustainable urban planning, are of the utmost importance,” said Gunther Adler, State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. The forum also introduced the new German Development Corporation (GIZ) and Ministry of Construction publication “Resilient Cities in Việt Nam: A Guide for Planning Urban Environment Programs”. The publication reflects the experiences gained during long years of operating in the urban environment sector in Việt Nam.