The WISDOM PhD programm is a central part of the WISDOM project. 15 PhD students from Vietnam and Europe will research on different aspects of relevance in the Mekong Delta. Topics include hydrologic modelling, pecticide modelling, endocrine disruptor investigation, livelihood analyses, and knowledge management to GIS and spatial planning. The PhDs students were employed in fall 2007. During the seminar they presented their outline of work planned for the following month. Experts invited from partner projects of the WISDOM project - such as the SANSED or the IWRM project reported on recent activities. Further invited experts gave talks on topic of interest for watershed management.