INHAND — Integrated Water Management Concept for Craft Villages in Vietnam


INHAND — Integrated Water Management Concept for Craft Villages in Vietnam

The project Integrated Water Management Concept for Craft Villages in Vietnam (INHAND) focuses on a food processing craft village in Vietnam - main product is wine from cassava and rice. Wastewater from this production and households is currently drained untreated into the surrounding rice fields. The objective of INHAND is to develop a wastewater management system and a pilot plant for the village. The pilot plant will be designed as a three step pilot plant: aerobic treatment of the wastewater, anaerobic treatment of the waste streams and a digester drying facility.

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Protection of natural resources as well as sustainable development have come to an increasing significance all over the world. In many countries a social and political revision has taken place towards an environmental sound industrial production. However a substantial part of consumer goods are being produced in developing and transition countries where environmental protection and occupational health issues are not considered adequately.

Notably in the field of waste- and wastewater management there is often a lack of technical solutions as well as know-how, sustainable financing and responsible operators. Therefore, using a craft village in Vietnam as an example, the INHAND project will provide technical solutions as well as training measures and all stakeholders will be involved in the discussions and decision making.


Main approaches are

  • Treatment of wastewater
  • Energy recovery from the organic waste streams
  • Inventory of production processes regarding their environmental impact
  • Identification and training of future operators of the treatment
  • Enhancement of people’s environmental awareness


Project Objectives

  • Detailed inventory of production processes, means of production, wastewater streams
  • Design and construction of the aerobic/anaerobic treatment facility
  • Design and construction of the digestate treatment facility
  • Generation of renewable energy (biogas)
  • Concept for a sustainable financing
  • Identifying a future operator
  • Sustainable improvement of water and life quality
  • Improvement of health conditions for the village population
  • Raising the public environmental awareness
  • Know-how transfer
  • Capacity development
Eligibility: Geographical:
Project start year: 2009
Project end year: 2015

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological
development and demonstration under grant agreement no 603218.

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