Groundwater contributions to the Sai Gon River and implications for the degradation of drinking water supplies for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

As in many megacities in South East Asia, Ho Chi Minh City (>10 M inhabitants) suffers critical problems of water resources. The objectives of this project are to model the relationship between surface water and groundwater in the Sai Gon River Basin, Vietnam, by using stable isotopes of water with complementary hydrochemical and hydrodynamic data.

 

saigon 2Photo : © S. Tweed, IRD

 

 

 

To achieve this goal, the local precipitation, river's water and the groundwater in the study area will be collected at both monthly- and seasonal-scale frequencies. In parallel, isotope analysis of nitrate will be used to highlight nitrogen sources in the groundwater and river water resources. These results will be used to improve our understanding of processes resulting on the degradation of the Sai Gon River water quality, which is a major supply of drinking water for Ho Chi Minh City.

 

 

saigon 2Photo : © S. Tweed, IRD

 

 

 

 

Pour atteindre cet objectif, les précipitations locales, l'eau de la rivière et l'eau souterraine dans la zone d'étude seront recueillies à des fréquences à la fois mensuelles et saisonnières. Parallèlement, l'analyse isotopique des nitrates sera utilisée pour mettre en évidence les sources d'azote dans les eaux souterraines et les eaux fluviales. Ces résultats seront utilisés pour améliorer notre compréhension des processus qui résultent de la dégradation de la qualité de l'eau de la rivière Sai Gon, qui constitue une source importante d'eau potable pour Ho Chi Minh-Ville.

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  • Contact(s):

    Project manager: Dr Nguyen Phuoc Dann
    Phone: +84 3238 661257
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    UMR Team (s) concerned: Socio-Hydro
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    Financial sponsor of study: IAEA
    Partner Organizations: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology - UMRs G-EAU, EMMAH, IGE - Centre Asiatique de Recherche sur l’Eau - VINATOM
    Project type: Research
    Country, Region of study: Saigon River, Vietnam
    Starting date of the project: 2018
    End date of the project: 2022
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    Socio-Hydro

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