ViWaT-Mekong

The project ViWaT Mekong aims at developing strategies, concepts and technologies to essentially contribute to safeguarding the existence of the southern Mekong Delta; with focuses on coastal protection, water management and land subsidence prevention. In order to achieve integrated solutions for these challenges, the whole initiative will be based on three pillars in the fields of Engineering, Planning and Operations, each embedded in its individual scale and topics that work together in different disciplines. Corresponding tasks from Vietnamese side are also illustrated in the following figure.

The main task of ViWat is to define and elaborate sustainable and adapted technological and management solutions for safeguarding land and water resources and to develop protective measures. These solutions have to be embedded into land and infrastructure management concepts and into the respective governmental aims and structure in the Mekong Delta region.

The project initiative will therefore work out and implement instructions, technologies and measures in the fields of regional water and land use planning (ViWat-Planning), erosion control, land reclamation, and improved water and land subsidence monitoring (ViWat-Engineering), as well as local water and environmental services (ViWat-Operations).

Adapted technologies for the sustainable protection of water and land resources in the Mekong Delta

Duration

08/2018-07/2021

Project area(s)

Bạc Liêu, Kiên Giang, Cà Mau Provinces

Coordination (GER)

ViWaT-Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. mult. Franz Nestmann
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – Institute for Water and River Basin Management
Kaiserst. 12, Geb. 10.83
76131 Karlsruhe
+4972160842194
franz.nestmann@kit.edu
www.viwat.info

Alp. Prof. Dr. Stefan Nora
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – Institute of Applied Geosciences
Kaiserstraße 12, 76131 Karlsruhe
+49 72160847850
stefan.norra@kit.edu
www.viwat.info

ViWaT-Planning
Prof. Dr. Harro Stolpe
Ruhr-University Bochum – Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Universitätsstraße 150, 44780 Bochum
+492343227995
ecology@rub.de
https://viwat-mekong-planning.de/

ViWaT-Operation
Prof. Dr. mult. K.-U. Rudolph
Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management at the Witten/Herdecke University
Alfred-Herrhausen-Str. 44, 58455 Witten
+49 2302-914010
mail@uni-wh-ieem.de
http://viwat-operation.de/

Coordination (VN)

Lê Văn Chính
Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Natural and Social Sciences
113 Trần Duy Hưng, Hà Nội
+84 986514401
levanchinhmost@gmail.com

Project partner (GER)

ViWaT-Engineering

  • Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Water and River Basin Management
  • Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Applied Geosciences
  • Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (IPF)
  • Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK)
  • Aquantec GmbH, Karlsruhe
  • Bbe Moldaenke GmbH, Schwentinental
  • Disy GmbH, Karlsruhe
  • Hydroisotop GmbH, Schweitenkirchen
  • IFAG GmbH, Willstätt
  • Ribeka GmbH, Bornheim
  • SEBA Hydrometrie, Kaufbeuren
  • TZW – German Water Center, Karlsruhe
  • KAAD – Catholic Academic Exchange Service, Bonn

ViWaT-Planning

  • Ruhr-University Bochum – Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Ruhr-University Bochum, Urban Water Management and Environmental Engineering (LSU)
  • TU Dortmund, Spatial Data Analysis and Mapping (RIM)
  • TH Köln, Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT)
  • Bornheim, ribeka GmbH
  • Karlsruhe, Disy Informationssysteme GmbH
  • Oberhausen, Fraunhofer UMSICHT

ViWaT-Operation

  • Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management at the Witten/Herdecke University (IEEM)
  • Martin Systems GmbH
  • Tilia GmbH
  • LAR Process Analysers AG (assoziiert)
  • KfW DEG (assoziiert)

Project partner (VN)

ViWaT-Engineering

  • Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)
  • DOST Cà Mau
  • DONRE Cà Mau
  • DARD Cà Mau
  • Cà Mau PPC

ViWaT-Planning

  • National Center for Water Resources Planning and Investigation (NaWaPI)
  • Southern Institute of Water Resources Research (SIWRR)

ViWaT-Operation

  • Vietnam National University – Hanoi University of Science
  • Ho Chi Minh City University of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Southern Institute of Social Science
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