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Groundwater Use Habits and Environmental Awareness in Ca Mau Province, Vietnam: Implications for Sustainable Water Resource Management

Pham, Van Cam 1; Bauer, Jonas 1; Börsig, Nicolas 1; Ho, Johannes; Vu Huu, Long 2; Tran Viet, Hoan 1; Dörr, Felix 1; Norra, Stefan
1 Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften (AGW), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Institut für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung (IPF), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


The Vietnamese Mekong Delta including Ca Mau province (CMP) is seriously affected by land subsidence. Groundwater over-extraction is considered to be a major driver for this process. To address the reduction of groundwater (GW) extraction as a potential counter measure for further subsidence, this study focuses on understanding the importance of GW in people's life and water using habits as well as their awareness with current environmental problems in Ca Mau. Therefore, GW sampling campaigns and surveys were conducted in all 9 districts of Ca Mau province in 2019 and 2020. The analyzed water samples showed a connection with information from questionnaires and created a general picture of water using habits. GW plays an important role in people's lives, it is used for washing, cooking, drinking and other activities. People use GW for different purposes depending on their perception of water quality. For important and direct health related purposes, such as cooking or drinking, people prepare to treat water more carefully or choose another alternative water resource. The analytical approach to evaluation results based on viewpoints from general to detail helped to dig deeper into people's stories to explain research results with their behavior in each situation. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000161316
Veröffentlicht am 11.08.2023
DOI: 10.1016/j.envc.2023.100742
Zitationen: 2
Zitationen: 3
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften (AGW)
Institut für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung (IPF)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 12.2023
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2667-0100
KITopen-ID: 1000161316
HGF-Programm 12.11.31 (POF IV, LK 01) New observational systems and cross platform integration
Erschienen in Environmental Challenges
Verlag Elsevier
Band 13
Seiten Art.Nr.: 100742
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