Da Nang, Vietnam, 17-19 July 2017


A large portion of the world’s population inhabits coastal areas, and puts significant stress on surface and ground water resources. In addition, sea level rise due to climate change is expected to adversely impact coastal systems, in particular, groundwater resources. A UN report showed that by 2050, seven of the ten most vulnerable countries worldwideare in the Asia-Pacific region. In other parts of the globe, groundwater in coastal areas has received much attention from the international scientific community, Government Departments and other ground water stakeholders. However, in the Asia-Pacific region, scientists, engineers and managers who are concerned with coastal groundwater have had few opportunities for specialized forums. To this end, a group of water experts from academia, governments and international organizations with a common interest in the management of coastal aquifers for socio-economic development, has cooperated to initiate the Asia-Pacific Coastal Aquifer Management Meeting (APCAMM), first established in 2009. The main goal of this bi-annual forum is to provide an opportunity for people both locally and from outside the Asia-Pacific region to share knowledge in coastal aquifer water resources and management, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. So far, four APCAMM forums have been held: Bangkok (Thailand, 2009), Jeju Island (Korea, 2011), Beijing (China, 2013) and Cairns (Australia, 2016, a joint meeting with the 24th SWIM).  The next meeting, the fifth APCAMM, will be held in Da Nang, Vietnam in July 17-19, 2017.

More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.


Da Nang is the third largest city in Vietnam and one of the major port cities, in addition to Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong. Situated on the coast, at the mouth of the Han River, it is the biggest city in Central Vietnam. Of the many attractions that belong to the city, the Museum of Chamstands out with its rich collection of Cham artefacts. For those who crave more outdoors activities, My Khe beach is a good place to spend time, either by yourself or with your loved ones. To the North and South ends of the city, Monkey and Marble mountains store some historical and religious symbols. If you want to escape the heat, Ba Na resort is a miniature of Da Lat, only with fewer tourists. Bring some warm clothes if you plan to visit this cottage-full place.

Da Nang is also a place for authentic local cuisines. If you need romance to set the feeling, book a dinner cruise along the Han River. The myriad restaurants option along My Khe Beach, a few outstanding names such as My Hanh, For You…, offer fresh seafood at unbeatable prices.

Da Nang has recently emerged as a luxury and MICE destination that can beat the all-too-famous Nha Trang. Resorts and hotels in Da Nang are listed among the world's most beautiful, offering private beach, world class service and artistically designed villas and rooms. A few names are Furama ResortFusion Maia  and Vinpearl Luxury.

The meeting will take place at the University of Da Nang. It is located in the centre of Da Nang city, about 4 km from Da Nang International Airport.

Address: 41 Le Duan Str, Hai Chau, Da Nang. Website: http://udn.vn/


Hotels to suit a range of budgets are located close to the meeting venue: Lion Sea Hotel (http://lionseahotel.vn), Da Nang Petro Hotel (http://danangpetrohotel.com.vn), Da Nang Han River Hotel (http://songhanhotel.com.vn), Samdi Hotel(http://www.samdihotel.vn), Novotel Danang Premier Han River (www.novotel.com/Danang) and One Opera Danang Hotel (www.oneopera.vn)


Topics of the meeting will include the themes list below. Abstracts on other related themes are also welcome, as long as these fit with the conference agenda.

  • Coastal Aquifer Management;

  • Numerical Modeling;

  • Investigations of Coastal Aquifers;

  • Geochemistry and Isotopes in Coastal Settings;

  • Island Hydrogeology;

  • Techniques for Assessing Saltwater Intrusion Vulnerability;

  • Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Impacts to Coastal Aquifers.


An optional, two-day workshop of using USGS SEAWAT code for variable-density flow and solute transport modeling is offered. Participants should bring their own laptops for hands-on exercises. The workshop is subject to a minimum and a maximum numbers of participants. Please provide your email address to the organizer when you register for the workshop. Lecture notes and software installation instructions will be distributed electronically.

International Scientific Committee

Most members of the founding group are serving in the International Scientific Committee.

  • Namsik PARK, Dong-A University, RP Korea (Chairman)
  • Weixing GUO, WSP, USA
  • Jiu Jimmy JIAO, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong (China)
  • Quy Nhan PHAM, Hanoi University of  Natural Resources & Environment, Vietnam
  • Adrian WERNER, Flinders University, Australia
  • Hailong LI, China University of Geosciences, PR China
  • Huy Giao PHAM, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Important Dates



Abstract submission open

15 March 2017

Abstract submission Deadline

Deadline extention

20 April 2017

30 May 2017

Acceptance notification

Extention of Acceptance notification

30 April 2017

15 June 2017 

Short course registration deadline

1 July, 2017

Early-bird Registration deadline

1 July, 2017

Regular Registration

16-17 July 2017

 Tentative Agenda




Saturday and Sunday (15 - 16 July, 2017)

Pre-conference workshop: SEAWAT Course


Monday: 17 July, 2017

Welcome and Opening Ceremony

Section 1:  Coastal Aquifer Management

Section 2:  Numerical modeling

Section 3:  Investigations of Coastal Aquifers                        


Tuesday: 18 July, 2017

Excursion: Da Nang- Quang Tri: Gio Linh welfield and Water treatment plant


Wednesday: 19 July, 2017

Section 4:  Geochemistry and Isotopes

Section 5:  Island Hydrogeology               

Section 6:  Saltwater intrusion Vulnerability and Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Impacts to Coastal Aquifers



Either US$ or Vietnamese Dong is accepted for various fees. In the beginning of May fees are

  • Registration: US $100 (100$ x 22.740VND = 2.274.000VND) or $50* (50$ x 22.740VND = 1.137.000VND).

  • Workshop: US$100 (2.274.000VND)

  • Field Trip: US$50 (1.137.000VND)

*For the Vietnam currency, the exchange rate of 22.740VND for 1 US$ is used. The fees in Vietnam currency may be adjusted depending on the exchange rate.

**The reduced registration fee is for full-time students and participants from developing countries. For eligibility please consult the list posted in the web under the ‘Registration’ submenu.

Person Contact:

Mr. Le Xuan Tuan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.             Tel.: +844 988585568

Mr. Tran Quoc Cuong: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Tel.: +844 949018686

Assoc. Prof. Dr NGUYEN Ngoc Thanh

President, Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment


Assoc. Prof. Dr PHAM Quy Nhan

Vice President, Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment

Vice Chairman

Assoc. Prof. Dr NGUYEN Le Hung

Vice Director, Dept. of Science and Technology, The University of Da Nang


Dr. TONG Ngoc Thanh

Director General, National Center for Water Resources Planning and Investigation


Mr. NGUYEN Thac Cuong

Deputy Head, Dept. of Science and Technology, MONRE


Mr. LE Ngoc Tuan

Deputy Head, Dept. of International Relations, MONRE


Dr. NGUYEN Chi Cong

Dean, Faculty of Water Resources Engineering, University of Science and Technology, The University of Da Nang


Assoc. Prof. Dr DOAN Van Canh

President, Vietnam Association of Hydrogeology


Assoc. Prof. Dr NGUYEN Van Lam

Dean, Faculty of Geoscience and Geoengineering, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology



Dr. LE Xuan Tuan

Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment

Dr. TRUONG Le Bich Tram

The University of Da Nang

Dr. TA Thi Thoang

Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment

Dr. TRAN Thi Minh Hang

Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment

Dr. HOANG Van Hoan

National Center for Water Resources Planning and Investigation