1Ho Chi Minh City University of Industry

2Department of Science and Technology Ho Chi Minh City


Lam Dong province belongs to the entire upper and middle parts of the Dong Nai river system. This is a river with the third largest basin area in our country and is the river with the largest inland catchment area. Economic development is creating a significant pressure on here, in terms of environmental and resource management. This study conducted a vulnerability assessment of fresh water resources of this river basin using a method developed by UNEP and Peking University, China. The research results show that the Vulnerability Index of the Dong Nai river basin in the province of Lam Dong is also spatially differentiated and in general, the value of the vulnerability index is at a moderate level (VI = 0.23). It is observed that the Vulnerability Index for the Dong Nai - Lam Dong River basin comes mainly from management challenges, followed by stresses due to resource use, pressure from development. Assessing the vulnerability of basin water resources is the basis for scientists to devise appropriate management solutions towards sustainable development.


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Nguyen Thi Hang, Nguyen Ky Phung (2020), Vulnerability assessment of surface water resource of Dong Nai River basin in Lam Dong province. Vietnam Journal of Hydrometeorology, 4, 31-40


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