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).
08/2018-07/2021 with extension to 12/2022
Bạc Liêu, Kiên Giang, Cà Mau Provinces
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
Prof. Dr. Harro Stolpe
Ruhr-University Bochum – Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Universitätsstraße 150, 44780 Bochum
Prof. Dr. mult. K.-U. Rudolph
Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management at the Witten/Herdecke University
Alfred-Herrhausen-Str. 44, 58455 Witten
Lê Văn Chính
Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Natural and Social Sciences
113 Trần Duy Hưng, Hà Nội