Viet MAR

Project research area
Water Management Changing Environment
Project duration
01.03.2018 - 31.03.2023


Viet MAR – Managed aquifer recharge to ensure sustainable groundwater availability and quality under ongoing climate change and fast economic development in Vietnam

The main aim of the Viet MAR project is to enhance and support sustainable water management in Vietnam. The project improves the capacity of the Vietnamese partner organizations to secure future fresh-water resources with sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions such as Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR). It strengthens the capability of local partner organizations to act as expert organizations in MAR and to support decision-making processes at local, regional and national level. The project targets to the better understanding of the MAR approach as a sustainable water management option especially in coastal areas of Vietnam by conducting pre-feasibility studies for MAR. The project pilot area is the Binh Dinh province in Central Vietnam.

The project is conducted under the Institutional Cooperation Instrument (ICI) of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. It is collaborated with GTK, CEWAFO (Centre for Water Resources Warning and Forecast) and SIHYMECC (Sub-Institute of HydroMeteorology and Climate Change).

Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) has been determined to be one good method for sustainable management of groundwater resources. When implemented correctly, MAR is an environmentally friendly, climate-proof, reliable and cost-effective way of securing year-round water supply in very different types of climatic conditions and hydrogeological environments. For example, water intake plants based on bank filtration are very typical in Vietnam and other countries in Southeast Asia. There is a need and demand for cost-efficient, reliable methods for observing the quality and quantity of groundwater at bank filtration-based plants.

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