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WEAP Modelling for Understanding River Basin Dynamics

Above: Overview of the Vu Gia – Thu Bon river basin (from WEAP model)

There a many facets to the existing problems facing Da Nang city and Quang Nam province of Vietnam related to their shared Vu Gia – Thu Bon river basin. These range from changed patterns of flooding, increased water shortage, to elevated surface water pollution and salinization, all of which can be connected to a certain extent to the development and operation of hydropower reservoirs upstream of this cross-boundary river system.