Methodology of Vietnam NCAP Project

Submitted by Sukaina Bharwani | published 25th Mar 2011 | last updated 30th Mar 2011

The project combined various stakeholder approaches with water modeling.The technical tools were selected and deployed by the IMHEN on the basis of the need to provide reliable, scientifically-based results and evidence which could help in convincing local authorities, in raising awareness and knowledge and in designing adaptation measures.

Participatory tools have facilitated the involvement of local stakeholders in all stages of project implementation to ensure (a) the local context and practical usefulness of the project results and (b) that the demands and needs of the most vulnerable people are considered.

The chosen set of participatory management and technical approaches support the effective transition between stages in a project cycle, from research to decision-making and development of adaptation measures.

The following major activities were undertaken:

 

  • Collection and analysis of data on meteorological and hydrological factors and natural conditions, as well as the administrative and socio-economic conditions of the study areas: Thua Thien Hue Province, the Huong River Basin and its coastal zone - Phu Vang district.
  • Provision of climate projections and downscaling of regional climate change scenarios to the provincial scale.
  • Assessment of the impacts of climate change on water resources by conducting water and hydrological modeling for the Huong River Basin with the help of MIKE 11, MIKE Basin and some other software.
  • Collection and analysis of data on livelihoods and vulnerability to climate change and disasters of the poor people in Phu Vang district.
  • Development and implementation of the stakeholder action plan (SAP) for the coastal zone, especially Phu Vang district and the most vulnerable commune in the district - Thuan An commune and Chan May-Lang Co - including stakeholder meetings; surveys and semi-structured interviews using PRA tools with different local and external stakeholders; technical workshops with key stakeholders; further guidance and feedback.
  • Analysis and synthesis of the results, leading to proposed improvements of adaptation options and policy recommendations.

 

The project worked in three locations in Vietnam; Thien Hue Province, Huong River Basin and Phu Vang District. Descriptions of the physical characteristics of these areas are provided here.

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