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Red River Basin - human activities and climate change

Workshop organization

 
1. The first year workshop

The first international workshop was successfully held at INPC, in Hanoi, Vietnam from 17th – 19th December, 2012. More than 40 multi-discipline scientists, including project scientists from four main research teams, invited scientists and observers from different countries such as France, Germany, Singapore, China, Japan and Vietnam, have attended the workshop.
 
     

Figure : The first International Workshop at INPC, VAST in December 2012, Hanoi, VIETNAM
 
To achieve the scientific goals and produce the expected outcomes of the project, the workshop firstly informed the attendances about the objectives, main activities and expected outputs of the project. Then, 23 presentations of the invited scientists related to the project topics were introduced. Finally, the workshop discussed the future cooperation and activities planned in the scope of the project, focusing on three main issues:
-  Data collection and exchange, water sampling, analysis, and future cooperation with other projects such as the Cau River (Canada-Vietnamese project), the Dong Cao catchment (French-Vietnamese project); the water quality of North coastal areas in Vietnam (National Vietnam Project); suspended solids and carbon transport of the Large Asian Rivers project (PI: Dr Lu XiXi, from Singapore).
-  Training course for modeling utilization and carbon emission calculation for Vietnamese, Chinese, and Singapore young scientists.
-  Website construction: to be connected with other website, e.g. the Piren-Seine for the Seneque/Riverstrahler utilization or new research results from the Piren-Seine program.
As part of the workshop, a one-day field trip in the Red River system (from Hanoi to Hung Yen province) was organized for people involved in carrying out the project. A water sampling campaign was undertaken along the main axe of the Red River, about 40 km downstream from Hanoi.
 
     
 
Figure :  One-day trip by boat in the Red River system (from Hanoi to Hung Yen province): field observation and water sampling campaigns.
 
In order to strengthen the international scientific exchange and cooperation, some participants of the project (Dr Lu XX, Dr Le TPQ and Dr Duong TT) were participated in the International workshop titled “Sediment Fluxes and Carbon Emission from Large Asian Rivers” which was organized by Dr Lu XX at the National University of Singapore on 20th - 21st September 2012.

2. The second year workshop

The second workshop was successfully held at INPC, in Hanoi, Vietnam from 15th – 17th December, 2014. More than 40 project scientists from four main research teams, invited scientists and observers from different countries such as France, Singapore, China, Japan and Vietnam, have attended the workshop. They all represented a large panel of disciplines, including chemistry, Biology, Biogeochemistry, agronomists, GIS- experts, etc…
To achieve the scientific goals and produce the expected outcomes of the project, the workshop firstly focused on the objectives, main activities and some results obtained in the present project. Then, 17 presentations, were introduced related to the ARCP project topics, and also to other projects carried out by the invited scientists and project participants. Finally, the workshop discussed the activities planned in the scope of the project and the future cooperation, focusing on three main issues:
-  Data collection and exchange, water sampling, analysis, and future cooperation with other projects such as the upstream Red River water quality (funded by VAST-Vietnam); the EFESE for biodiversity of mangrove in the Red River estuary (funded by IRD);  the NUCOWS for Nutrient cycles and Contaminants in Waters in Southeast Asia funded by USTH-Vietnam), the Dong Cao catchment (French-Vietnamese project); suspended solids and carbon transport of the Large Asian Rivers project (PI: Dr Lu XiXi, from Singapore)….  In addition, we discussed the data collection for the Chinese part, as more data concerning daily water discharge, suspended solids, statement of reservoir, population, land use for the recent period (2000 - 2014) needs to be collected.
-  Training course for modeling utilization and carbon emission calculation for Vietnamese, Chinese, and Singapore young scientists. The training course may last during 2 days in October 2015, of which one day for measurement and calculation of carbon emission flux and one day for modeling utilization. About 12 participants could be funded for this training course.
- Website construction: to be connected with other websites, e.g. the one of PIREN-Seine for the SENEQUE/RIVERSTRAHLER utilization or new research results from the PIREN-Seine program, or APN website…. The Red River website will be opened as a forum for information exchange and researches relating to the Red River basin. The website will be set-up with the support of APN project and could open to the public some selected datasets (water quality, meteorology…) obtained during the researches as well as the model tools and/or model results for water management purposes for the interested researchers, including young scientists and students. Thanks to the website, researchers, concerned people and decision-maker can be brought together for the implementation of a complete data base of the whole Red River basin useful for water management.
 
   

Figure : The second International Workshop at INPC, VAST in December 2014, Hanoi, VIETNAM.
 
As part of the workshop, a one-day field trip in the Red River system (from Hanoi to Bac Ninh province) was organized for people involved in carrying out the project and for some invited scientists.  A water sampling campaign was undertaken along the main axe of the Red River, about 40 km upstream of Hanoi and in the Duong River, a distributary of the Red River in the Delta area (Figure).
Thanks to the two international workshops funded by APN in the framework of the present research project, the project participants expressed their pleasure to meet and talk with other scientists in the related research topics in a constructive collaboration.
 
 
 
Figure :  One-day trip by boat in the Red River system (from Hanoi city to Bac Ninh province, toward upstream of the Red River and in the Duong River): field observation and water sampling campaigns.
 
3. The third year workshop in November 2016

The third workshop
is organized at Institute of Natural Products Chemistry (INPC), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), 1H building, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Hanoi – VIETNAM on 14th– 17th November 2016.
More than 50 multi-discipline scientists, including project scientists from five main research teams, invited scientists and observers from different countries such as France, Singapore, China and Vietnam have attended the workshop.
During this workshop, a total of 19 presentations related to the ARCP project topics areperformed by the invited scientists and present project participants. Notably, some main significant research results of the present project are introduced by different project participants. At the end of the workshop, participants discuss the activities planned in the scope of the project (papers to submitted to peer-reviewed journals, final scientific report,...). The possibility for future cooperation on new project is also carried out.

               
               

As part of the workshop, a one-day field trip in the Red River delta is organized for people involved in carrying out the project and for some invited scientists. The Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex (Ninh Binh province, Vietnam) approved by UNESCO is the ideal place to understand about nature, the environment and climate of the Red River Delta region. This is a target for new scientific project development for protection of environment and ecosystem.

           
           
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