Central Vietnam is characterised by rapid urbanisation. At the same time, the region is facing a climate change-induced increase in precipitation and heavy rainfall events, as well as more frequent and intense flooding as a result. Against this background, the FloodAdaptVN research project assesses flood risk reduction and climate change adaptation measures in terms of mitigation and cost-effectiveness, as well as sustainability. The dynamics of current and future flood risks (2030, 2050, 2100) are modelled. A decision support system for risk-informed planning and prioritisation between different DRR, risk transfer and adaptation solutions (with a focus on ecosystem-based approaches) will be developed.
The study area is Huế city and its hinterland in Thua Thien Huế province . From 08/2019 to 03/2021, the BMBF has already funded a definition phase of the FloodAdaptVN project, in which the envisaged methods, the cooperation with stakeholders and the overall concept were successfully tested. Besides leading the project, DFD-LAX investigates EO time series on changes in the coastal region, supports the parameterisation of hydrological modelling and contributes to the exposure analysis in different scenarios.
FloodAdaptVN is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the frame of FONA (Research for Sustainability) as part of the funding initiative “Sustainable Development of Urban Regions” (SURE).