Environmentally Sound Desludging Concept for Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi Vietnam

Le Hung Anh, Celia Hahn, Peter Werner, Dang Dinh Kim, Christian Richter, Frank Panning, Lothar Paul, Leonhard Fechter

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Due to urbanization, more and more lakes are being swallowed up by the catchments of growing cities. The ecosystem of shallow, small to mid-sized lakes reacts very sensitively to changing environmental conditions. Water quality deteriorates as a result of sewage discharge, higher water extraction, and the growing inflow of urban suspended solids. Since water bodies and, in particular, lakes are very important for the microclimate, urban beautification and recreational purposes, they need to be protected. Therefore, many growing cities are developing management concepts for urban lakes. A Vietnamese-German research project developed and applied a sustainable concept to remediate urban shallow lakes in tropical regions. This paper provides an insight into the current situation of Hoan Kiem Lake in the center of Hanoi as well as other urban water bodies in Asia, and presents approaches for environmentally sound remediation and sustainable water management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-102
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event13th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, GCSM 2015 - Binh Du'o'ng New City, Viet Nam
Duration: Sept 16 2015Sept 18 2015


  • Hoan Kiem Lake
  • SediTurtle
  • aquatic geophysics
  • limnology
  • urban lakes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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