Assoc. Prof. Dr.-ing. Nguyen Hong Quan


Research Area

  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Circular Economy
  • Urban/Agriculture transitioning and Sustainability
  • Social-Ecological system and resilience
  • Nature – based solutions


  • Post-doc (Sandwich) Postdoctoral Scholar at Institute for Water Education IHE – Delft, the Netherlands (2013-2014)
  • Ph. D., 2010 Doctor of Engineering, University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, (Serh Good Bestanden). Thesis “Modelling nutrient dynamics during flood events at catchment scale in tropical regions. Advisor: G. Meon
  • Master, 2006 Master of Science, Faculty of Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands (very good with distinction). Thesis “Rainfall-runoff modeling in the ungauged Can le catchment, Saigon river basin”. Advisors: T. Rientjes, B. Maathuis
  • Bachelor, 2002 Bachelor of Engineering, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, VNU – HCM, Vietnam


  • Hong Quan Nguyen, Dung Duc Tran, Luan Dang Pham Manh Hong, Vu Thi Kim Loan, Loc Huu Ho, Pham Thi Anh Ngoc, Nguyen Dang Quang, Andrew Wyatt, William Sea, 2020. Socio – ecological resilience of mangrove-shrimp models under various threats exacerbated from salinity intrusion in coastal area of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology. (SCOPUS, Q1)
  • Hong Quan Nguyen, Tran Duc Dung, Dang Kim Khoi, Dorien Korbee, Pham Dang Manh Hong Luan, Ho Huu Loc, Vu Thi Lan, Luu Thi Tang, Nguyen Tan Phat, Ngo Thi Thu Trang, Nguyen Thi Kim Dung, Andrew Wyatt, Maaike van Aalst, Tran Anh Thong, William Sea, 2020. Land use dynamics in the Mekong delta: from national policy to livelihood sustainability. Sustainable development (SSCI, Q1)
  • Hong Quan Nguyen, G. Meon, V. Th. Nguyen, 2019. Development of an Event-Based Water Quality Model for Sparsely-Gauged Catchments. Sustainability 11(6), 1773; (SCIE/SSCI, Q2)
  • Hong Quan Nguyen, M. Radhakrishnan, T. K. N. Bui, H. L. Ho, L. P. Ho, V. T. Tong, L. T. P. Huynh, D. D. Tran, N. X. Q. Chau, T. T. T. Ngo, A. Pathirana, 2019. Evaluation of retrofitting responses on urban flood in Ho Chi Minh City using Motivation and Ability (MOTA) framework. Sustainable cities and Society, 47:101465 DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2019.101465 (SSCI/SCIE, Q1)
  • Hong Quan Nguyen, Dorien Korbee, Ho Huu Loc, Jacob Weger, Phan Thi Thanh Hoa, Nguyen Thi Thanh Duyen, Pham Dang Manh Hong Luan, Luu Thi Tang, Dang Ho Thi Phuong Thao, Ngo Thi Thu Trang, Leon Hermans, Jaap Evers, Andrew Wyatt, Chau Nguyen Xuan Quang, Ho Long Phi, 2019. Farmer adoptability for livelihood transformations in the Mekong delta: a case in Ben Tre province. Journal of Environmental management and Planning. (SSCI, Q1)
  • Hong Quan Nguyen, To Q. T., Phan D. D., Nguyen L.P., Tran T. H.A., Ngo X. Q., Dao P. Q., Le P. Q., Hanington P., Sea W., 2018. Conservation of the Mekong Delta wetlands through hydrological management. Ecol Res 33. Doi:10.1007/s11284-017-1545-1 (SCI, Q2)


  • National Research Project “Transforming agricultural livelihoods for climate change adaptation in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta: A case study in Ben Tre province” (grant number: KHCN-TNB-DT/14-19/C20)
  • Climate-resilient livelihood models and transition strategies in the Mekong Delta (World Bank funded project)
  • Flood – based farming systems for enhancing livelihood resilience in the floodplain of upper Mekong delta (DUPC Dutch – Dutch funded project)
  • Freshwater Availability in the Mekong Delta (FAME- Dutch funded project)
  • Governance of Land Subsidence and Groundwater Management in the Mekong Delta Vietnam – Dutch funded project
  • Socio-hydrological perspective of climate change adaptation in large riverine islands: Comparative study from India, Bangladesh and Vietnam (APN funded project)