VAN Pham Dang Tri was the Vice Dean of the College of Environment and Natural Resources at Can Tho University, Vietnam. With a wide range of scientific background, he focuses on holistic research on integrated water resources management, irrigation, hydrodynamics modeling and possible impacts of climate change on behaviors of the different river networks, and on agriculture and aquaculture in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta. He is currently participating in different national and international projects either as a project manager or technical adviser.

EDUCATION

  • 2006 - 2010, School of Geography, University of Southampton, UK: The PhD study on River Modelling and Morphology.

  • 2003 - 2005, Wageningen University, the Netherlands: Master of Soil Science (by coursework).

  • 1997 - 2001, Can Tho University, Vietnam: Engineer of Land Management.

WORK EXPERIENCES

  • 2021 - now,

+ Vice Director, Research Institute for Climate Change, Can Tho University, Viet Nam.

  • 2018 - 2021,

+ Vice Dean, College of Environment and Natural Resources, Can Tho University, Viet Nam.

  • 2017 - 2018,

+ Guest professor in subjects related to Water Resources Modelling, Climate Change and Delta Management at the School for Field Studies (activities in the field) (based in Cambodia), the Da-Yeh University and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) (Taiwan).

  • 2015 - 2018,

(i) Head and lecturer at the Department of Water Resources, College of Environment and Natural Resources, Can Tho University, Vietnam.

(ii) Lecturing and supervising (final dissertation) undergraduate, MSc. students and Ph.D. candidates in the field of river modelling, hydrological process changes, and water resources management.

(iii) Research adviser for the Research Institute of Climate Change (the so-called DRAGON Institute), Can Tho University.

  • 2014 - 2018,

+ Postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands on Water Management and Governance under the “Rise and fall: strategies for the subsiding and urbanizing Mekong Delta (Vietnam) facing increasing saltwater intrusion” project funded by the Urbanising Deltas of the World (UDW) program, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

  • 2011 - 2014,

(i) Head and lecturer at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Management, College of Environment and Natural Resources, Can Tho University, Viet Nam.

(ii) Lecturing and supervising (the final dissertation) undergraduate, MSc. students and Ph.D. candidates in the field of river modelling, hydrological process changes, and water resources management.

(iii) Research adviser for the Research Institute of Climate Change (the so-called DRAGON Institute), Can Tho University, Viet Nam.

  • 2010 - 2011,

(i) Lecturer at the Department of Land Resources, College of Environment and Natural Resources, Can Tho University, Vietnam.

(ii) Postdoctoral researcher at UNESCO-IHE, the Netherlands on Vulnerability Management and Flood Modelling under the "Post-Doctoral Research Programme on Adaptation to Climate Change" project funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Development Cooperation.

  • 2006 - 2010, a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Geography, University of Southampton: (1) Demonstrating for undergraduate and master students; and, (2) Guiding (final dissertation) undergraduate students.

  • 2001 - 2006, Lecturer at the Department of Soil Science and Land Management, College of Agriculture and Applied Biology, Can Tho University, Vietnam; Lecturing and supervising (final dissertation) undergraduate students.

CONSULTANCY

  • 2014, 'Development of hydrodynamics and water quality models for the Long Xuyen Quadrangle' managed by the GIZ Water Management Project in An Giang. Specific task: Consultant for developing a numerical model and providing technical training for local staffs of Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in An Giang and Kien Giang.

  • 2013 - 2016, ‘The study on the impacts of mainstream hydropower on the Mekong River' project managed by the Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI). Specific task: Consultant for Water resources changes under impacts of climate change and anthropological impacts.

  • 2013, 'Technical assistance in order to develop a geospatial database and hydraulic modelling' managed by the GIZ Water Management Project in An Giang.

  • 2013, 'Technical assistance for New Open-Development Cambodia (ODC) Mapping and Analysis' managed by the East-West Management Institute, INC.

INTERNATIONAL COURSES AND TRAINING OFFERED:

  • 'Climate change scenarios and impact assessment for adaptation', funded by NUFFIC, organised by Wageningen University (the Netherlands), located in Ha Noi in 2014.

  • 'Integrated Water Resources Management', funded by World Bank, organised by AIT-VN, located in Ho Chi Minh City in 2016.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Impacts of projected climate change scenarios (focusing on surface water resources changes) on physical and socio-economic settings at local and regional scales.

  • Waterscape management and water resources governance.

  • Optimizing the irrigation scheme, especially where the water-conflicts are highly complex.

  • River modelling, especially on a multi-channel network, on flooding, saline intrusion dynamics, and river-bed dynamics.

  • Geomorphological changes of a riverbed, especially in the context of climate change and socio-economic development.

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DRAGON - Mekong Institute, Can Tho University
Campus II, 3/2 street, Xuan Khanh ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city.
Tel: (84-292) 3730 448; Fax: (84-292) 3 730 392; Email: vbdkh@ctu.edu.vn.