Dung Duc Tran, Ph.D. in Hydrology and Water Resources Management, is currently a research fellow at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Previously, he was the vice director of the Centre of Water Management and Climate Change (WACC), Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCMC). Currently he also holds senior researcher position at WACC.
Over the last 17 years, his professional experience has been solving hydrological and hydraulic modelling problems, improving irrigation systems' efficiency, implementing analytical tools (MCA, CBA, MOTA), and investigating integrated water management related to policy in agriculture. Since 2014, he has moved to the socio-hydrology field as a combination of technical and social areas to explicitly assess farmers' livelihoods sustainability. In 2018, his work closely collaborated with ASEAN fellows under the US-ASEAN fellowship program, which awarded 17 talented young scientists from ASEAN countries. The fellowship program aims at helping young scientists to develop scientific networking with decision-makers in ASEAN countries and improve personal policy-making skills.
So far, he has participated in and led more than 30 water resources projects within the South East Area and Mekong Delta concerning agriculture, climate change, and environmental assessment. His research has been published in high-impacted peer-reviewed journals, such as Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Journal of Hydrology, Agricultural Water Management Journal, Environmental Management, and Science of the Total Environment.
Apart from water resources management, climate change, socio-hydrology, his research interests also includes Applied Geographic Information System.