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Proc. IAHS, 372, 73–76, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-372-73-2015
Proc. IAHS, 372, 73–76, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-372-73-2015
 
12 Nov 2015
12 Nov 2015

Assessing the potential of the multi-aquifer subsurface of the Mekong Delta (Vietnam) for land subsidence due to groundwater extraction

P. S. J. Minderhoud et al.

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Land subsidence rates of ~1-4 cm yr-1 are measured in the low-lying Vietnamese Mekong Delta. These relatively high subsidence rates are attributed to groundwater extraction, which has increased drastically over the past decades. There is an urgent need to go from measurements to predictions to test future groundwater management scenarios and reduce subsidence. In this study, we present an approach to build a 3D geo-hydrological model to determine the subsidence potential of the Mekong Delta.