Water-related Information System for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam (WISDOM)

Outline
Team
  • Expected start date:
    2010•10•01
    Expected end date:
    2014•12•31
    Institute:
    UNU-EHS
    Project Status:
    Closed
    Project Type:
    Research
    Project Manager :
    Fabrice Renaud

    WISDOM was a German-Vietnamese initiative comprising 18 research institutions based in Germany and Vietnam and coordinated in Germany by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and in Vietnam by the Southern Institute of Water Resources Research (SIWRR). WISDOM supported the development of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) strategies in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, among others through the development of an Information System. The main objective of WISDOM was to overcome gaps in the water-related information flow among research institutions working in different disciplines and between these information generating agencies and decision making authorities. Initiated by the Vietnamese and the German Government, WISDOM started in 2007. The second phase finished in February 2014. Two academic sections of UNU-EHS (EVES – coordinating – and VARMAP) were involved in the project and worked on: 1) vulnerability assessments to floods and salinity intrusion, 2) water quality monitoring and assessment, both in the context of human security, and 3) Coordinating the PhD programme of the project. For further information please visit http://www.wisdom.caf.dlr.de/