Sustainable water resources management in the Long Bien district of Hanoi, Vietnam

C. Stefan, T. Fröhlich, L. Fuchs, R. Junghanns, H. M. Phan, V. N. Tran, P. Werner

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The accelerated industrialization of Hanoi, Vietnam, coupled with a high population growth rate and changing climatic conditions create increasing pressure on the local water balance. Despite abundant precipitations, overexploitation endangers the groundwater resources, which are not able to sustain an adequate water supply. The present paper presents a sustainable approach for balancing the lowering of groundwater levels by increasing the rainwater percolation rates through enhanced infiltration. The efficiency of the method was assessed by a scenario analysis based on hydrological and hydrogeological models. Multi-criteria simulations revealed the optimum infiltration sites by considering technical and site-specific aspects and the positive impact of artificial recharge on seasonal groundwater budget.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-746
Number of pages10
JournalWater Science and Technology: Water Supply
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Drainage
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Hanoi
  • Stormwater
  • Sustainable
  • Vietnam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology


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