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.