Friday 20 Jul 2018
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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.


Two test sites were selected in Tra Vinh city district showing distinct hydrogeological features: a test site with the clay dominated soils typical for the Southern part of the Mekong delta, and another site featuring sandy paleo-dunes located close to the Mekong river. The monitoring network consists of 8 groundwater observation wells, each recording conductivity in three different depths, 3 water quality monitoring stations in the channels surrounding the test sites, and 2 weather stations. All stations are equipped with remote data transfer for online data control and are expected to be fully operational in September.


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