The project focused on two hotspots, the former military bases Bien Hoa and Phu Cat in Vietnam. These airbases were highly contaminated with Agent Orange / dioxins during American-Vietnam war. The overall objective of the project was to ameliorate any threat to the health of the inhabitants and the environmental damage resulting from dioxin contamination.
In the framework of this project, long-term environmental monitoring plans for both hotspots were developed and high-tech systems of monitoring were constructed. These systems included network of monitoring hydrogeological wells, location for innovative (passive) methods of surface water monitoring using SPME technology and system of ambient air quality monitoring. In parallel awareness campaigns and capacity building activities were implemented.