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VINWATER conducts and assists the project team in constructing and setting up a simulation model of the meteorological and hydrological elements associated with the hydraulic model simulating the river network and the water balance problem on the river system of Đà River - Đáy River, in the Red River basin.

Investor: CGIAR Research Program on Water, Soil and Ecosystems (WLE), Mekong Commission, through Delft University of Technology Netherlands, Netherlands Government.

Execution Time                : 2014-2016

Location                            : Đáy river basin

Implementing Agencies   : Delft University of Technology Netherlands

                                           Vietnam-Netherlands Water and Environment Center

                                           University of Natural Resources and Environment

                                           Center for Creative Development Green ID

                                         National Center for Water Resources Planning and Investigation

                                         National Center for Water Resources Planning and Investigation

Main Experts:                     Marjan Kreijns

                                           Assoc Prof .Dr. Mai Văn Công

                                           Experts of VINWATER.

Project information summary:

In recent decades, the Red River Basin has witnessed rapid changes in land use that have seriously threatened water resources and sustainable development within the river basin. The processes of urbanization, deforestation, intensive agriculture, etc. have caused serious consequences such as pollution, ecosystem degradation, increased greenhouse gas emissions, fresh water shortages. This is a serious imbalance between socio-economic development and conservation of land and water resources.

Vietnam Water and Environment Center (VINWATER) and Delft University of Technology, Netherlands (TU Delft) together with some other partners in Vietnam have successfully implemented MK27 Project - " Integrated Roads Control the Red River Landscape on the basis of ecosystem services". This project has been implemented in Đáy River basin, a tributary of the Red River Basin, and is particularly important for Hanoi, where most of the above problems are manifested. The requirement is to have strategies for economic development but still ensure durability. The land and water resources are well established and these problems have been addressed through multi-sectoral dialogues in the river basin system. The bottom line, which uses socio-economic development scenarios, emission levels, along with support from community science tools, includes the application and development of scientific instruments. The results of the project show the suitable development road for Đáy River basin, which integrates the development of the landscape of the river basin in the future. A balance between economic growth dynamics, along with minimal use of land and water resources, will ensure optimal social and environmental benefits for decades to come.

Project Activity Summary:

VINWATER has conducted and assisted the project team in constructing and setting up a simulation model of the meteorological and hydrological elements associated with the hydraulic model simulating the river network and the water balance problem on the river system of Đà River - Đáy River, in the Red River basin.

The main activities include:

  • Organize the structure to improve the water resource planning process (on the basis of ecosystem and gender balance and sensitivity)
  • Monitor ecosystem service using remote sensing, community science, and other ground observations.
  • Create adaptation, participation, scenarios and development paths.
  • Develop hydrographic and hydrological models and extract numerical results of basic meteorological and hydrographical elements as input to hydraulic models (temperature, humidity, precipitation, evaporation)
  • Develop integrated hydraulic model with hydro-meteorological model, description of river network and 1D & 2D flow model.
  • Plan for sustainable development of the Red River Delta in the context of climate change
  • Simulate meteorological, Hydrological & Hydraulic models to support the planning of sustainable development of the Red River landscape
  • Organize models for integrated management of climate, meteorological and hydrographical basin-dependent river-river basin.
  • Organize periodic training and transfer of results to Vietnamese professional and research management agencies (Departments of specialized institutes under MONRE and MARD).

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Some photos during the whole project process

At VACI 2015 in Vietnam

At WLE Forum on Water, Food and Energy 2015, Cambodia

 At "Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy" in Thailand, 2016

 

Progress meeting in 2016

Final Workshop in 2016