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Building Climate Resilience: Results from a Hydrology and Urban Development Simulation Model (KÈM BẢ

Da Nang’s Climate Change Coordination Office, together with the assistance of the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-International, recently completed a hydrology and urban development simulation model project in the city of Da Nang. The USD$ 224,448 project, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation aimed to:

  • Develop and support a database on Da Nang’s socioeconomic development to assist the management of urban development, climate change and sea level rise;

  • Develop a hydrologic-hydraulic model, and simulate urban flood maps under different urban development, climate change and sea level rise scenarios;

  • Contribute to steering city urban plans towards sustainable development in the context of exacerbating climate change and sea level rise;

  • Build awareness among organizations and local people about the potential impacts of climate change and sea level rise on urban development; and

  • Build the capacity of staff from relevant agencies in the application of hydrologic-hydraulic modeling.