Organized and hosted by UNU-EHS, the third PhD Scientific Seminar of WISDOM’s second project phase took place from June 10-12, 2013 at the UN Campus in Bonn. Together with the three seminars held in the first phase, this was the sixth such event that provided the PhD students with the opportunity to present and discuss their research results with fellow researchers within the project. Additionally, invited experts were also involved in discussions of possible synergies and the integration of research findings into the WISDOM Information System.
Invited international experts Asst. Prof Dr. Vo Khac Tri (SIWRR, Vietnam), Dr. Trinh Thi Long (SIWRR, Vietnam), Asst. Prof. Håkan Berg (Stockholm University, Sweden), Dr. Eren Zink (Uppsala University, Sweden) and Asst. Prof. Matti Kummu (Aalto University, Finland) supported the students with keynote lectures, individual consultations and valuable comments on their research outcomes and interpretation. The seminar was rounded off by a two-day public speaking training delivered by professional coach, Mona Shair-Wloch.
Programme of the 6th WISDOM PhD Scientific Seminar (184.3 KB PDF) Uncertain future of Mekong's hydrology and sediments Matti Kummu & al Aalto University, Finland (3.2 MB PDF) Sedimentation patterns in floodplains of the Mekong Delta: Vietnam Nguyen Van Manh, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (2.2 MB PDF) Assessing the parameter uncertainty in hydrological modelling by incorporating FSD to the calibration strategy Stefan Lüdtke et al., GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (1.3 MB PDF) GNSS Reflectometry: Innovative Remote Sensing J. Beckheinrich et al., GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Leibniz University Hannover (1.3 MB PDF) Characterisation of land surface phenology and land cover for the Mekong Basin on the basis of multitemporal and multispectral satellite data from the MODIS Sensor Patrick Leinenkugel, German Aerospace Center (DLR) (2.8 MB PDF) Water balance and transboundary impacts in the Mekong Delta: Part 2 Southern Institute of Water Resources Research (2.6 MB PDF) Dioxin pollution in Vietnamese hotspots and degradation activity of isolated bacteria in microcosms Duong M. Vien et al., Cantho University, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (1.0 MB PDF) Pesticide and antibiotic pollution in the Mekong Delta Chau, N. D. G. et al., United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) (1.0 MB PDF) The impact of different rice production systems on the water quality in the Mekong Delta: Nutrient and pesticide analysis La Thi Nga, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), University of Bonn (1.3 MB PDF) Risk assessment of drinking water sources in the Mekong Delta for nutrients, heavy metals and microbial contamination Gert-Jan Wilbers, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), University of Bonn (881.0 KB PDF) Reuse of wastewater as a climate change adaptation measure: Case study in Can Tho city Dr. Trinh Thi Long, Southern Institute of Water Resources Research (4.7 MB PDF) Sustainable management of ecosystem services for wetland management, aquaculture development and climate change adaptation in the Mekong Delta Håkan Berg, Stockholm University (6.1 MB PDF) Wastewater management in the industrial zones of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta: A spatial approach to understanding failures Siwei Tan, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn (473.7 KB PDF) Water Management at The Local Level: Negotiating the Implementation of Irrigation Policies in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam Thi Phuong Linh Huynh, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn (2.3 MB PDF) What shapes disease? A cultural and socio-political inquiry for the case of diarrhoea Panagiota Kotsila, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn (1.1 MB PDF) Evaluating rural coping and adaptation measures in the context of water-related risks in the VMD Maria Schwab, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), University of Bonn (3.0 MB PDF) Evaluating adaptation to tidal flooding in urban Can Tho City Dunja Krause, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), University of Bonn (1.5 MB PDF) Flood damage analysis and development of flood damage models for the Mekong Delta Thi-Chinh Do & Heidi Kreibich, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (2.5 MB PDF)