WISDOM - Water-related Information System for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong Delta


Water-related Information System for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong Delta, WISDOM




The overall goal of the WISDOM project was to design and implement a platform for the collection, exchange and processing of water-related information for the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.

‘WISDOM’ stands for “Water-related Information System for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam”. The project was funded by BMBF,  set up in 2007 and finalized in 2013. ZEF was one of two social science partners in the project’s research consortium.

The information system that was developed by the interdisciplinary research consortium with 19 German and Vietnamese partners contains information from various fields ranging from hydrology, sociology, and information technology to earth observation. It provides operational services for water resources management agencies and other users in the project region. 

Main Cooperation Partners

In Vietnam:

  • <link http: www.wisdom.caf.dlr.de en content _self>The Southern Institute of Water Resources Research (SIWRR)
  • <link http: www.wisdom.caf.dlr.de en content sisd-southern-institute-sustainable-development _self>Southern Institute for Sustainable Development (SISD)
  • <link http: www.wisdom.caf.dlr.de en content _self>Can Tho University (CTU), Mekong Delta Development Research Institute (MDI)
  • <link http: www.wisdom.caf.dlr.de en content idr-institute-development-economics-research-university-economics _self>Can Tho City Institute of Socio-Economic Development Studies (CIDS)

In Germany:

  • <link http: www.wisdom.caf.dlr.de en content dlr-german-aerospace-center _self>German Remote Sensing Data Centre of the German Aerospace Centre (DFD-DLR)
  • <link http: www.wisdom.caf.dlr.de en content unu-ehs-united-nations-university-institute-environment-and-human-security _self>United Nations University - Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
  • <link http: www.wisdom.caf.dlr.de en content gfz-german-research-center-geoscience _self>Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, German Research Center for Geoscience (GFZ)
  • <link http: www.wisdom.caf.dlr.de en content university-wurzburg-department-remote-sensing _self>University of Würzburg - Department of Remote Sensing
Main Achievements

For a more detailed description as well as results please visit  the project’s homepage:<link http: www.wisdom.eoc.dlr.de> www.wisdom.eoc.dlr.de

Further information

See ZEF news article no 28


<link http: www.zef.de fileadmin webfiles downloads projects wisdom flyer_for_electronic_dissemination_082012-1.pdf _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>Publication Flyer

Duration of the Project

04/2007 - 08/2010 and 10/2010 - 09/2013

Project Homepage


Gabi Waibel

Dr. Gabi Waibel


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