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Arsenic Contamination in Groundwater of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam: Activities

of Fieldtrip Campaigns
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Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne (EPFL) - Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (EML), EPFL-ENAC-IIE-EML, Station 6, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
2
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology Faculty of Environment & Natural Resources, 268 Ly Thuong Kiet street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Universit Joseph Fourier Grenoble - Institut de Science de la Terre (ISTerre-OSUG UMR 5275), ISTerre, BP 53, 38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
Rizlan Bernier-Latmani
1
, Phu Le Vo
2
, Ngoc Quynh Nguyen
2
, Laurent Charlet
3
, Manon Frutschi
1
and Yuheng Wang
1
In-Lab Training Session at CARE HCMUT, 21
st
- 22
nd
May 2014
Attainment of Sampling Campaigns 2014

1
st
Fieldtrip Campaign, 6 11 January 2014
18 well samples and 3 river water samples (of the Hau River/Bassac River)
2 drilling cores at Khanh An and Quoc Thai communes, An Phu district.
2
nd
Fieldtrip Campaign, 24 31 May 2014
36 groundwater samples from local farmers wells
2 surface water samples from the Bassac River
2 drinking water samples from An Phu Water Supply Treatment Plant
5 paddy rice field soil and water samples from Can Tho & Kien Giang
12 paddy rice field soil and water samples in Quoc Thai, An Phu, An Giang
6 corn and rice seeds which were cultivated in Khanh An & Quoc Thai, An Giang.

We thank EPFL CODEV for providing funding through its Seed Money program. Our thankfulness is also extended to
CARE/HCMUT for granting a meagre budget for 2
nd
field campaign.
Overview of Arsenic Groundwater
Pollution and Lab Skills Training
Analysis Instruments Training, 21
st
May 2014
Ready-preparation for 2
nd
Sampling
Campaign, 23
rd
31
st
May 2014
Team Members of Fieldtrip Campaigns
Middle: Dr. Matthew Reid, Ms. Manon Fruitschi (EPFL), Dr. Phu Le
Vo, Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Quynh (HCMUT); Right & Left: Lab Technician
(Mr. Viet) and Postgrad & Undergrad students of HCMUT.
Teams Sampling Activities during the 2
nd
Fieldtrip Campaign in An Phu, An Giang
On-site Well Sampling Trained by Ms.
Manon Fruitschi, 24 May 2014
Well Water Sampled by Students
In-bus Glovebag Sample Processing
under Anoxic condition
On-site Sampling under supervision of
Dr. Phu and Dr. Quynh
Site Survey on Farmers Wells for Irrigation
Drinking Water Sampling at An Phu
Water Supply Treatment Plant
Track-bicycles for Ar-tanks
Transportation
Soil Sampling at Paddy Rice Fields in An Phu
by Dr. Matthew Reid and Master students
Paddy Soil Sampling in Can Tho and Kien Giang,
the lower part of the Mekong Delta
In-Lab Glovebag Skill Training, 22
nd
May 2014