26/07/2019 8:00 AM GMT+7 TP HCM
The automatic weather monitoring station* has been installed at the Asian Center for Water Research (CARE), HCM University of Technology – VNU (10.774551 of latitude and 106.661356 longitude). The CARE-HCMUT weather station records continuous measurement in real-time for key parameters such as: temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind speed/direction, global solar radiation and rainfall. Recorded data is stored online and thus can be shared to all interested individuals and organizations.
This monitoring station is dedicated to teaching and research of urban hydrology problems and water pollution of Saigon river basin. Installed at the beginning of the rainy season 2019, the station has recorded heavy rain events causing flooding. For example, the station recorded on July 4, a relatively large rainfall of 32 mm and on July 17, the rainfall reached at 38 mm, that were corresponding to floods observed in many areas in the city.
From 2014, CARE-Rescif projects have been conducted in Hochiminh city and surrounding provinces. One of these joint projects is “Assessment trace metals in water and sediment in Saigon basin and study on the correlation between water and sediment”
The CARE-Rescif project “Arsenic Occurrence and Contamination in Sediment and Groundwater in An Phu District, An Giang Province”
The LMD coastal area is influenced by waves, tides, changing sediment loads from the Mekong and Saigon-Dong Nai river system, and storm surges from the East and West Sea.
Hoi An, located in central Viet Nam, around 25 kilometres south of Danang (Figure 1), is one of the most beautiful cities of Vietnam. The old town of Hoi An is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Since October 2004, this well-known tourist site is under threat by severe erosion.