Trinh Duc Tran

Tran Duc Trinh headshot
School: The Business School
Position: Research Fellow
Location: RMIT Saigon South

Trinh Duc Tran is a researcher on the topics of natural resources, environmental management, water resources modeling, nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation. He previous was in a teaching position with the Master program on Natural Resources Management/Integrated Water Resources Management offer by Cologne University of Applied Sciences (TH Köln).

  • PhD. Environmental and Water Resources Engineering – University of Michigan
  • MSc. Environmental Sciences – University of Michigan

Natural resources management; Environmental management; 

  • Research interest is aligned with Sustainable Development Cluster with themes on Green infrastructure and urban water management; Nature-based solution assessment and evaluation, Optimisation of natural resources use and management; Disaster risk and climate change adaptation.

  • Croeser, T., Garrard, G.E., Thomas, F.M., Tran, T.D., Mell, I., Clement, S., Sánchez, R. and Bekessy, S., 2021. Diagnosing delivery capabilities on a large international nature-based solutions project. npj Urban Sustainability, 1(1), pp.1-9.
  • Luong T.T., Nguyen L.X., Tran T.D. (2021) Monitoring Small Reservoir Volume by Satellite-Based Data for Drought Management in the Central Region of Vietnam. In: Ribbe L., Haarstrick A., Babel M., Dehnavi S., Biesalski H.K. (eds) Towards Water Secure Societies. Springer, Cham.
  • Nguyen L.X., Tran T.D., Hoang S.T., Nguyen P.T. (2021) Optimized Operation of Red-River Reservoirs System in the Context of Drought and Water Conflicts. In: Babel M., Haarstrick A., Ribbe L., Shinde V.R., Dichtl N. (eds) Water Security in Asia. Springer Water. Springer, Cham.

  • Integrated water resources management for the Mekong delta - Vietnam (German Agency for International Cooperation - Mekong Delta Climate Resilience Programme) - 2023
  • Polycentric Approaches to the Management of Urban Water Resources in South-East Asia - A Localization of the Sustainability Goals of Agenda 2030 and the New Urban Agenda at the City/ Municipality Level – (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research - BMBF) - 2023
  • Sustainable Resource Management: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Factors Determining Land Use Dynamics in Mekong Delta Vietnam (RMIT internal research grant) - 2022
  • River Cities as Method case study of Ho Chi Minh city and Saigon river (supported by International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Urban Knowledge Network Asia and Universiteit Leiden) - 2022
  • Subject related partnership on Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD) - 2019

  • Fellowship - CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE)
  • Best paper award (second place) – Environmental Division (American Institute of Chemical Engineers)

  • Technical assistance on climate change, territory resilience and integrated water resources management (France Development Agency - AFD)
  • Project Sustainability and technical support for integrated water resources management and urban development in relation to climate change (Belgium Technical Cooperation - ENABEL)
  • Development of training material on natural resources management for Mekong Delta Climate Resilience Programme (German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH - GIZ)

  • RMIT University Vietnam
  • Vietnam Academy for Water Resources