21/09/2018 1:56 AM GMT+7 TP HCM
The CARE-Rescif project “Arsenic Occurrence and Contamination in Sediment and Groundwater in An Phu District, An Giang Province” (Assoc. Prof. Vo Le Phu, team leader) has just been conducted the 6th field trip from April 01 to 23, 2015. The fieldtrip is being carried out by PhD candidate Phan Thi Hai Van (a lecturer of Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, HCMUT) and Timothée Bonnet – Master student from Grenobe, France. The purpose of this field campaign is to implement the following activities:
This field survey aims for the next comprehensive site investigation in the rainy season which is proposed to be in June 2015. The upcoming field campaign (7th field) will deploy further field works, including: (i) Setting up monitoring wells for hydrological, microbial and geochemical characteristics of groundwater; and (ii) Sampling cores for the study area.
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 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.
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.