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A Water Related Information System for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong Delta: Experiences of the German-Vietnamese WISDOM Project

Künzer, Claudia and Moder, Florian and Jaspersen, Verena and Ahrens, Malte and Fabritius, Manuel and Funkenberg, Tim and Huth, Juliane and Vo Khac, Tri and Trinh Thi, Long and Lam Dao, Nguyen and Dech, Stefan (2016) A Water Related Information System for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong Delta: Experiences of the German-Vietnamese WISDOM Project. In: Integrated Water Resources Management: Concept, Research and Implementation Springer. pp. 377-412. ISBN 978-3-319-25069-4.

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Official URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-25071-7_15

Abstract

This chapter presents the evolvement of an environmental information system, built for the Mekong Delta, in the context of the German-Vietnamese research project WISDOM (Water related Information System for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong Delta). The WISDOM project (2007–2014) belonged to a group of Integrated Water Resources Management, IWRM, projects, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Science, BMBF, on the German side, and the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology, MOST, on the Vietnamese side. Goal of the multi-disciplinary project has been to contribute to numerous knowledge gaps existing for the Mekong Delta. Applied research questions from the fields of hydrology, hydro-morphology, chemistry, geography, ecology, biology, socio-economy, as well as administration and law were addressed by a large group of PhD students and post-doctoral researchers active in the project. One goal and also one—but not the—central element of the project has been the design of a water related information system, which can serve as a planning aid for decision makers and stakeholders in the delta. At the same time the freely and online available, bilingual (English and Vietnamese) WISDOM Information System, serves as a central project hub, which ensures that the majority of project findings that come in the form of geodata, in situ measurement collections, maps, statistics, reports, or scientific publications is available to the public. In this paper, geographic background and challenges of the focus area, project set-up, Information System design, components realized, training measures undertaken, as well as general experiences when realizing large projects in emerging countries are elucidated and discussed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/105188/
Document Type:Book Section
Title:A Water Related Information System for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong Delta: Experiences of the German-Vietnamese WISDOM Project
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Künzer, ClaudiaClaudia.Kuenzer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Moder, FlorianUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jaspersen, VerenaVerena.Jaspersen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ahrens, MalteUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fabritius, ManuelUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Funkenberg, TimUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Huth, Julianejuliane.huth (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Vo Khac, TriSIWRRUNSPECIFIED
Trinh Thi, LongSIWRRUNSPECIFIED
Lam Dao, NguyenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dech, StefanStefan.Dech (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Integrated Water Resources Management: Concept, Research and Implementation
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1007/978-3-319-25071-7
Page Range:pp. 377-412
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Borchert, DietrichUNSPECIFIED
Bogardi, JanosUNSPECIFIED
Ibisch, RalfUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:978-3-319-25069-4
Status:Published
Keywords:Information System, GIS, Mekong Delta, Vietnam, IWRM
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Fernerkundung der Landoberfläche (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface
Deposited By: Jaspersen (ehem. Klinger), Verena
Deposited On:14 Jul 2016 12:39
Last Modified:14 Jul 2016 12:39

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