Southern Institute Of Water Resources Research
Create date: 09/20/13

Address: No. 658, Vo Van Kiet, Ward 1, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: (84 8) 39238320 Fax: (84 8) 39235028

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Scope of activities

The Institute is a representative of VAWR in Southern Vietnam, the activities are comprehensive and includes irrigation, environment, land, water resources, fisheries, river training, coastal engineering, construction technologies for hydraulic works.


The Institute has made important contributions to the socio- economic development in the Mekong Delta and the Eastern Southern region as followed:

- De-acidification, desalination, planning for sustainable agricultural production, contributing to the success of Mekong Delta as the granary as today.

- Scientific and technological solutions for river bank erosion protection, flood discharge for the Mekong Delta, Sai Gon - Dong Nai river.

- Database system on the acidification – salinity intrusion scenarios, warning of salinity intrusion;

- Water storage solutions, water loss reduction, water-saving irrigation technology for water-scarce regions;

- Irrigation solutions for aquaculture, land reclamation, environ-mental protection;

- Flood prevention measures for Ho Chi Minh City;

- Rubber dam technology which has been applied on national scale.

- Design and construction technology for assembled sluices by pre-stressed reinforced concrete structures which has been applied into many projects in the Mekong Delta;

- New material technology in the construction of irrigation works on the soft ground, sea dikes, embankments;

- Manage, control, monitor automatic irrigation systems by SCADA technology applied in Go Cong (Tien Giang), Nam Mang Thit (Tra Vinh), Cu Chi (HCMC), Tan Hung (Tay Ninh).


- Solve water issues for the Mekong Delta in order to stabilize its high-ranking position of a potential land of food exports, seafood, fruits in the new context of climate change- sea waterlevel rise;

- Propose disaster reduction measures, flood, river erosion, coastal, declining water shortages;

- Apply and transfer research results and technologies in accordance with the conditions of the Mekong Delta of high economic efficiency;

- Develop cooperation with the countries and international organizations in research, science and technology transfer, training to improve professional knowledge.

Hydraulic model experiments siphon overflow in Xuan Huong reservoir, Lam Dong province

Embankment in Tan Thanh - Long An (Dong Tien project– Lagrange) applied technology of pre-stressed concrete sheet piles

Rubber dam of South Thach Han, designed by the Institute

Technology of sluice pre-stressed reinforced by concrete sheet piles – Mr. Deo sluice - Hau Giang province

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