Dispositif de partenariat avec les Suds

LMI : Centre asiatique de recherches sur l'eau - Low Elevation Coastal zone in south of vietnam, Analysis of water Resources and Evolutions (LECZ CARE)

Pays : Viet Nam

Région : Asie

Année de création : 2019

Fin de soutien IRD : 2023

Objectifs scientifiques et projet de recherche

In just a few years, the deltaic zones of the Lower Mekong and Ho Chi Minh City have undergone such profound changes that we can speak of a new paradigm. Adapting to its changes is essential to guarantee the food, environmental and economic security for the 25 million inhabitants in the delta / littoral continuum. During its first 5 years of existence, the Asian Center for Water Research has built-up a North-North-South-South partnership on the topic of water resources, by conducting interdisciplinary research. With LE CARE-IJL , our ambition is to enhance the research actions of all faculties and UMRs involved in the project dedicated to Mekong delta region, create the necessary conditions to gather initiatives around project calls, strengthen international collaborations in the Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ) in the south of Vietnam, and to propose an integrated and comprehensive vision of the water resources in this endangered region. LECZ-CARE-IJL will adress three main societal issues which deal with the quality of waterbodies, risks and hazards, and water-related technologies. To tackle this objective, more than 20 scientists (>25% of time) coming from Vietnam, France, and an international network (mainly Switzerland, Belgium and Canada) are joining their efforts. After 5 years of building a platform for collaborative research, the CARE laboratory has successfully developed a governing structure with the goal to ensure continued activity beyond the timeframe of the IJL. The current fundraising dynamic of the CARE laboratory reflects this goal, with income from: scientific calls (>1.5M€ until now), yearly co-funding from institutional partners ( HCMUT /IRD UMRs /Grenoble INP), and thirdly additional small funds from private companies and from the french embassy (guarantee of financing if LECZ-CARE-IJL is accepted). Fonctionnement physique et biogéochimique des milieux continentaux et leur évolution sous l'effet des changements globaux.

Unités IRD impliquées

Institutions membres

HCMUS : University of Science Hô-Chi-Minh-City

UCL : Université catholique de Louvain

HCMUT : Hô-Chi-Minh-City University of Technology

INPG : Institut national polytechnique de Grenoble

GEOPET : Faculty of geology and petroleum - Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

: Faculty of Civil Engineering - Ton Duc Thang University

: Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources - Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

: Faculty of Chemical Engineering - Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

ENSE3 : Ecole nationale supérieure de l'énergie, l'eau et l'environnement

Porteurs LMI


Thématiques de recherche

Addressing three societal issues : 1. What is the current (and coming) level of pollution surface waters and how it impacts people? 2. Is the Mekong delta region able to keep pace with coastal erosion, flooding and salinisation? 3. How engineering techniques can provide solutions to reduce risks and adapt to the new paradigm?

Objectif(s) du développement durable ciblé(s)





Département scientifique Structure Implication
Département Dynamiques internes et de surface des continents (DISCO) G-EAU Porteuses principales
ISTERRE Porteuses secondaires
IGE Porteuses principales
Département Océans, climat et ressources (OCEANS) LEGOS Porteuses principales
MIO Porteuses principales