Past Trainings

Past Training


Day 1  – Monday 3rd October 2016

(Technology exposure and networking at VACI2016’s Symposium and Exhibition at Almaz Convention Center)

07:45- 08:00               Registration

08:00-17:00               Attending VACI2016’s Symposium & Exhibition

Day 2 – Tuesday 4th of October

09:00-09:15               Welcome addresses and opening

  • Neno Kukuric, IGRAC

09:15 – 09:45               Introduction to the workshop

  • Neno Kukuric, IGRAC

09:45 – 10:30               Current state of groundwater monitoring in Vietnam

10:30 – 11:00               Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30               Global Groundwater Monitoring Network Programme

  • Neno Kukuric, IGRAC

11:30 – 12:30               Demonstration of the GGMN application

  • Nienke Ansems, IGRAC

12:30 – 13:30               Lunch

13:30- 15:00               GGMN in practice

15:00 – 15:30               Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30               GGMN in practice

16:30 – 17:00               Wrap up of first day

Day 3  –  Wednesday 5th of October

09:00 – 10:30               Monitoring for Transboundary Groundwater Management

  • Neno Kukuric, IGRAC

10:30 – 11:00               Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30               World café: GGMN in Southeast Asia

Discussion groups

12:30 – 13:30               Lunch

13:30 – 14:30               Rolling out the GGMN and the way forward

  • Nienke Ansems, IGRAC

14:30 – 15:00               Wrap up of the workshop and closing remarks


Training certificate will be awarded to participants who fulfill all requirement of this international training course.


Registration fee including access to the course, materials, lunch, tea break & field visit, etc will be offered by VACI with the support of the Global Groundwater Monitoring Network (GGMN) programme


The accommodation remains the responsibility of the participants during the course.

Day Session Contents Resource persons
Day 1 9:00 –  9:30 Registration
9:30 – 10:30 Opening Session


10:30 – 12:00 Application potential of current and future satellite altimeters for water level monitoring and forecasting Dr. Hyongki Lee
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 15:30 Hands on Training on the Use of Satellite Altimetry for Flood Forecasting and Lake/Reservoir Storage Changes in Lower Mekong

(A toolbox (ArcGIS-based) will be provided with enough functionalities to let participants ‘play with it’ to assess the value for their decision making needs.)

Dr. Hyongki Lee, and Dr. Faisal Hossain
15:30 – 15:45 Tea Break
15:45 – 17:00 Discussion and Assimilation agency-specific feedback of the altimetry tool for short-term (flood forecasting) and mid-term (monthly – reservoir storage changes) Dr. Hyongki Lee, and Dr. Faisal Hossain
Day 1: Monday 19th October 2015

(Technology exposure and networking at VACI2015’s Symposium and Exhibition at Almaz Convention Center)

Time Topic & Sub-Topics Presenter
Session 1 Registration, Technological exposure and networking
13:30-14:00 Registration Registration Desk
14:00-17:00 Attending VACI2015’s Symposium & Exhibition Various speakers
Day 2: Tuesday 20th October 2015

 (at NAWAPI Headquarter)

Session 2Background and Principles
Time Topic & Sub-Topics Presenter
9:00-9:10 Welcome speeches Representatives of NAWAPI, IOW and AELB
9:10 – 10:45 ü  Introduction of the European framework for water resources planning in Europe, links and illustration with the French example

ü  The legal and institutional aspects for water resources management in French

ü  The legal and institutional aspects for water resources management in Vietnam. NAWAPI (Mr. Sinh)
ü  Discussion on similarities between  the European  and Vietnam context; All
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 ü  Introduction  of the nature of the different type of water resources planning (basin management, quantitative, qualitative, risks management)

ü  Discussion on key points for successful river basin management planning

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
Session 3 – Water Res. planning: tools & methods
13:30 – 15:00 Principles of water res. planning

Objective: introduce framework  of  water res. planning circular and presentation of the draft circular on water resources planning

15:00 – 15:15 Break
Time Topic and Sub-Topcis Presenter
15:15 – 16:45 Basin characterization

Objective: introduce the tools and methods for basin characterization as first step of the general planning process and discuss application in the Vietnamese context


Identification of the basin objectives

Objective: present the methods on identify and prioritize the main water issues in a basin and insure the coherence at the different scale and discuss application in the Vietnamese context

16:45 – 17:00 Synthesis of the first training day Course coordinator
Day 3: Wednesday 21st October 2015 (at NAWAPI Headquarter)
9:00 – 10:45 Preparation of the action program of a River Basin Management Plan

Objective: present the methods to prepare of a financially balanced action program to tackle to main water issues and discuss application in the Vietnamese context

10:45 – 11:00 Break  
Session 4 – Participative exercise
11:00 – 12:30 Case studies of  water resources planning in Vietnam 

Objective: Present the initial results regarding water resources planning in Dong Nai river basin, optimization technique; Nhue Day river basin,  

NAWAPI (Dr. Cong)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 14:30 Implementation of the actions and evaluation

Objective: present methods to implement efficiently the actions and evaluate their implementation and discuss application in the Vietnamese context

14:30- 15:30 Groundwater: Saltwater Intrusion     BGR
15:30 – 15:45 Break
15:45 – 17:00 Participative exercise:

the trainees will organize a role-play to ientify how the different actors can participate to the RBMP preparation and implementation


Distribution of training certificates

Time Topic & Sub-Topics Presenter
8:00-8:30 Registration Receptionist
8:30 – 8:40 Opening speeches Dr. Tong Ngoc Thanh

NAWAPI General Director

Prof. Nancy Cromar

Flinders University Vice-President