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Installation of monitoring stations for salt water intrusion in groundwater started in Tra Vinh, July 2017

A team of scientists from Tra Vinh university, the German Research Center for Geoscience GFZ, the German company SEBA and the Center for Water Management and Climate Change (WACC) started the installation of a monitoring network for salt water intrusion in the shallow groundwater aquifer.

 

First test measurements near Vinh Long, July 11th and 12th 2017

On July 11th and 12th first test measurements were conducted on the Mekong River at a focus area near Vinh Long by scientists of the Center for Water Management and Climate Change (WACC) and the Ludwig-Franzius-Institute (LuFI). The survey included measurements of current velocities and water depths at selected transects. The measurements serve as reference for the planning of an extended field campaign by the LuFI, which is going to take place in autumn 2017, with the aim of getting better insight into the local sediment transport and river morphology during high discharge season.

Catch-Mekong Kick-Off Meeting held in Ho Chi Minh City, July 10th 2017

All Vietnamese and German partners of the Catch-Mekong initiative met for the official Kick-Off meeting of the project organized by the Center for Water Management and Climate Change, WACC, of the Vietnam National University, VNU, in Ho Chi Minh City on July 10th.

First technical project meeting of the German consortium at DLR, April 2017

The German partners of the Catch-Mekong initiative met for a first technical discussion at the Earth Observation Center (EOC), at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich. All partners presented their research objectives and their planned working tasks. The timeframe for the envisaged activities were outlined and the time schedule for joint field campaigns in the Mekong Delta was set up.

First Ministerial visit to project focus region Tonle Sap lake, November 2014

At the very beginning of the CATCH MEKONG project a delegation from German Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF visited one of the focus project regions - the Tonle Sap lake in Cambodia. A workshop jointly organized by German Aerospace Center, Royal University of Phnom Penh, and Southern Institute of Water Resource Research introduced the challenges the region is facing, as well as the specific research topics that will be focused on in this study region of the project.

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