Working session on “Water, Sediment and Solute Fluxes in Ecosystems: Sources, Transport and Remediation''


The University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH) has planned to establish joint international labs or networks supporting joint scientific collaborations between Vietnamese and French researchers.
In order to facilitate the emergence of these new international laboratories in the Water Environment Oceanography (WEO) USTH Department, the working session on “Water, Sediment and Solute Fluxes in Ecosystems: Sources, Transport and Remediation has been organized from 15th to17th November in USTH by colleagues from USTH consortium as well as WEO department with the strong support of DRITT-USTH.

With the following main objectives:
  • Pave the way for an international research laboratory at USTH on the transfers in the Earth’s Critical Zone, which is “the near-surface interface that extends from the tops of the trees down to the base of the deepest groundwater” (U.S. National Research Council, Basic Research Opportunities in Earth Science, 2001). It corresponds to the “heterogeneous, near surface environment in which complex interactions involving rock, soil, water, air, and living organisms regulate the natural habitat and determine the availability of life-sustaining resources. The Critical Zone, surface and near-surface environment, sustains nearly all terrestrial life” (Wikipedia).
  • Identify the scientists at USTH, the USTH consortium and of any other Vietnamese institutions interested in assisting and participating in this new laboratory.
  • List the existing and needed equipments.

Field trip in Dong Cao. Photographer: Prof Christian Valentin.

This working session will be the starting point to implement a collaborative platform between French and Vietnamese researchers and to build joint projects.