Reference Project: Management of Ground Water Data as Part of an IWRM-Project, Vietnam
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE) of the province Lam Dong in southern Vietnam is responsible for monitoring the quality and quantity of ground and surface water. This task includes identifying areas in which water quality is deteriorating due to human influence, such as land fills, industrial sites or intensive use of fertilizers. Since DONRE regularly carries out water sampling campaigns within the province it accumulates large amounts of ground water data.
In order to improve the efficiency of data management DONRE authorized ribeka to introduce the ground water management system GW-Base within its department. Training on managing, evaluating and reporting with GW-Base was given by ribeka personnel in Vietnam at the beginning of the project. Software support for the ongoing work is provided by the ribeka home office in Germany. The project is carried out in cooperation with the Ruhr University Bochum and is financially supported by the German Federal Ministry
of Education and Research.