Ecosystem-based adaptation to increase flood resilience of vulnerable people – Evidence from central Vietnam
The Vietnamese province of Thua ThienHue is regularly hit by floods, which stand to get worse in the future. Recent flood events in November 2017 resulted in 830 billion VND damages and led to the loss of nine lives. The threat posed by floods makes adapting and managing flooding a highly urgent matter. At the same time, many of Thua Thien-Hue’s coastal communities suffer from unstable livelihoods and insufficient (financial) resources to recover from disasters.
In 2018, two Ecosystem-based Adaptation measures will be implemented in Thua Thien Hue Province jointly with the Disaster Management Centre, the Women’s Union and local communities. Both EbA measures aim to reduce flood risks while simultaneously supporting local livelihoods. This document describes these two approaches. One in the old town of Hue City, which will restore urban water bodies. These are important water retention areas during heavy rainfall events. And the second at the Tam Giang Lagoon, where mangrove restoration will take place.
See the project video here https://youtu.be/jk3g6cCPxLs