The Viet Ecology Foundation embraces the vision of a healthy and harmonious nature in which all life, small and large, simple and complex, can co-exist equally and righteously.
We seek to maintain and protect the delicate balance of nature as our global quality of life intrinsically depends on the way we think, care, and conduct our affairs.
Hence, our goal is clear and simple: to promote and preserve the ecological balance so vital to all life.
The Viet Ecology Foundation, an international NGO registered as a non-profit organization in the United States of America, strives to ameliorate the living conditions of the Vietnamese people by improving the ecological and environmental health and safety in Vietnam.
We conduct scientific research on ecology, environmental health and safety, and waste treatment and management; and therein support the implementation of such ecologically sustainable models via projects and initiatives.
We engage in educational and scientific consultation to persons, firm, corporation, institution, and government in Vietnam on ecology, environmental health and safety, and waste treatment and management.
We work closely with communities, businesses and government in Vietnam to disseminate information on ecology, environmental health and safety, and waste treatment and management.
Mr. Pham Phan Long is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the States of California and Washington, USA. He received a Bachelor of Engineering degree with First Class Honors from the University of Auckland in 1976. He received the American Plant Engineers of the Year Award in 1985 and the San Diego Water Authority Water Conservation Award in 1986.
He founded Moraes/Pham & Associates, a consulting engineering firm in California in 1989. He founded MekongForum in 1999 and served as in the Editor of the Mekong Papers. He currently provides plant engineering supports for research laboratories, water and waste water management facilities.
Mr. Do is a registered professional engineer (P.Eng.) in BC, Canada, and is currently running his own company VanDo Consulting, specialized in water resources system analysis and software development. Mr. Do has been practicing as a consulting engineer in US and Canada for 25 years while holding various senior management positions with Powel Technology, Inc. and Charles Howard & Associates, Ltd., both in BC, Canada. Mr. Do has published a number of articles in engineering publications and science journals. Besides, he holds a membership in various professional associations, namely Canadian Water Resources Association, Canadian Society for Hydrological Sciences, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Resources Association, and American Geophysical Union. Mr. Do first received his BS in civil engineering from University of Hue, Vietnam in 1973 and later completed his M.A.Sc. in Water Resources/Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Dr. Vu graduated from Hanoi Business University in 1990 with First Class Honors. He first received a Master degree in 2001 and later a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2004 in Economics from Boston College, Massachusetts, USA. He is a founder of US Study Guide (http://www.us-guide.org/) and Vietnam's Economic Student Network. Dr. Vu is currently the director of research and a lecturer of economics and public policy at the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, which is a partnership of the University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Dr. Vu has also been working with provincial governments around Vietnam as a governance and development expert.
Mr. Pham Hoang Anh is an attorney practicing in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He received his Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law in 2002. Prior to studying law, Mr. Pham worked as a financial analyst at BankBoston Financials, now Fleet Financials, and then as a partnership specialist at the U.S. Census Bureau. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy, cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1997.
Mr. Vu graduated from St. Louis University, USA, with a MBA degree. He currently works for the United Bank of Swiss as a financial analyst.
Dr. Pham received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Washington in 1998, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Microbiology from the University of California at Davis in 2004, USA. His doctoral thesis was on the predatory soil bacterium Myxococcusxanthus. Dr. Pham has worked in public outreach and education programs at the Seattle Aquarium, and was a volunteer at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Mr. Tran received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Huxley College of Environmental Studies/Western Washington University in 1995 and a Bachelor of Science in Civil/Environmental engineering from University of Connecticut, USA, in 1996. He is a co-founder of the Micro-Plating International, Inc. company in Oregon, USA, and currently holds a position as V.P. Engineering.
Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and from the University of Sydney in 1987 with a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science. He worked for Time Office Computers as a software engineer before joining the NSW State Pollution Control Commission (SPCC) as a statistician. In 1992, he supervised the air quality computer network and the air quality database and actively involved in the air quality data interpretation and research program; the research program was funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Grant in collaboration with the University of Technology in Queensland and the CSIRO Division of Coal Technology at North Ryde. Since 1997, Dr. Nguyen has been working for the Department of Environment and Conservation, Australia, as a senior atmospheric scientist.
Dr. Dam received a Bachelor of Science degree with First Class Honors from the College of Science/Vietnam National University of Hanoi, Vietnam in 2001. He received the Awards from Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training for "Students Research Project" in 2000 and 2001. He completed his Ph.D. in 2006 in Sedimentology and Marine Geology from the Greifswald University. Dr. Dam is currently a lecturer and researcher in Lithology & Marine Geology at Hanoi University of Science, Hanoi National University.
Ms. Nguyen Minh Thuy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from Mary Washington College in Virginia, USA in 1977, and a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Delaware in 1979. She worked as a laboratory supervisor for Sun Oil Refining and Marketing Company, Pennsylvania, and as a laboratory manager for American Environmental Network, Inc. in Maryland. Ms. Nguyen is currently a senior scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington D.C., USA.
Ms. Doduc currently serves as the Chairwoman of the State Water Resources Control Board of California, USA. She most recently was a Deputy Secretary at the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), where she directed the agency's environmental justice and external scientific peer review activities. Ms. Doduc has an extensive background in providing technical and business assistance to environmental technology developers and manufacturers, serving in the Office of Environmental Technology and, later, as Cal/EPA's Assistant Secretary for Technology Certification and as Cal/EPA’s Assistant Secretary for Agriculture, Air and Chemical Programs.