Vietnam

Central Viet Nam is characterized by rapid urbanization, particularly in small and medium-sized coastal cities. At the same time, the region is facing an increase in precipitation and heavy rainfall events, which, combined with land use changes, result in more frequent and intense flooding. In this context, the overall aim of the FloodAdaptVN project is to analyze and ultimately reduce present-day and future flood risk in highly flood prone urban regions of Central Vietnam using the city of Hué and its hinterland as a case study. More specifically, the project aims at (1) better understanding and drivers, hotspots and dynamics of present-day and future flood risk, (2) investigating both, entry points for and barriers to the implementation of (ecosystem-based) solutions for flood risk reduction, risk transfer, and adaptation solutions, and (3) developing a decision support tool based on the ECA approach for prioritizing among different risk reduction and adaptation measures based on their impact reduction, social acceptance, long-term sustainability and cost-efficiency. FloodAdaptVN is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the funding initiative “Sustainable development of urban regions”.

Currently, FloodAdaptVN is going through a definition phase of 18 months (08/2019 – 01/2021), in which the initial approach is co-developed, tested, and refined with local partners and stakeholders. The outcome and experiences of the definition phase will be used to co-design the subsequent research & development (R&D) phase of four years.

IMPLEMENTING ORGANIZATION
  • German Areospace Center (DLR) LEAD
  • Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Uni-Tue)
  • IZES gGmbH
  • GEOMER GmbH
  • United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
  • Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) Partner
  • Huế University
  • Huế University of Sciences
PARTNERS
  • People’s Committee of Huế City (PC)
  • Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE)
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) – Department of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change.
DONOR
  • German Ministry for Research and Education (BMBF)
HAZARDS
  • Urban Food
ASSETS
  • Vulnerable population
  • Housing
  • Key infrastructure
GEOGRAPHICAL SCALE
  • Urban area of Hue
PROJECT TIMELINE
  • 08/2019 – 01/2021