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Communicating water-related climate change risks to improve local adaptation in the deltas of the Mekong Region (Vietnam)

Submitted by Michael Rastall 8th January 2014 14:49


Adaptation challenge

  • Every year, a high number of people are killed by floods in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. In An Giang province, floods in 2000 killed 134 people (of which 94 were children); in 2001, the floods killed 135 people, of which 104 were children.
  • In An Giang, the largest rice producing area in the Mekong Delta the third rice crop is more vulnerable to both flooding and drought.
  • Improved strategies for communicating climate change risks should be developed in the Mekong Region. This can help to equip local communities with appropriate knowledge about the risks to make adaptive decisions when climate-related disasters occur.

Expected outputs

The main objectives of this project were to understand how different stakeholders perceived types, levels and sources of water-related climate change risks in the context of uncertainty. Effective models for communicating water-related climate change risks were developed with the participation of local stakeholders and aimed at promoting shared learning and strengthening local adaptation capacity

Timescale of project

2012-2013

Scope

Vietnam

Focal point

Mr. Ngo Cong Cinh
Director of Research Center
Asian Management and Development Institute (AMDI), Vietnam
Email: chinhnc@amdi.vn

Partners

Ngo Cong Chinh, Seak Sophat, Sakaradhorn Boontaveeyuwat, Bach Tan Sinh, Vu Canh Toan, Nguyen Tri Khiem, Nguyen Hung Manh

Asian Management Development Institute (Vietnam), Royal University of Phnom Penh, Kasetsart University, An Giang University, National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and Strategy Studies (NISTPASS, Vietnam)