The IMRR project aims to develop and promote strategies for the sustainable and participatory management of water resources in the Red-Thai Binh River (RTBR) system, the largest river basin in Vietnam. This region is experiencing rapid population and economic growth. To accommodate this growth and preserve the river, the IMRR approach combines coordinated decision-making and stakeholder participation, supported by advanced modelling and optimisation tools, and capacity building in local institutions. The aim is to build tools and knowledge to analyse trade-offs, considering human water uses, ecosystem needs and natural disaster risk management.
The project does not aim to provide a single, closed solution but to equip Vietnamese institutions with tools and capacity. The integrated water management approach allows actors to share knowledge and information.


Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB) at Politecnico di Milano: three senior researchers, four post-docs, five Ph.D students and three expert consultants


Institute of Water Resources Planning (IWRP), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in Vietnam
Donor: Italian Development Cooperation Agency

Project timeframe

Started February 2012 and ended March 2016

Project Location

Milan, ITALY

Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa rodolfo.soncini[at]