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Record number 534538
Title Managing flood risks in the Mekong Delta : How to address emerging challenges under climate change and socioeconomic developments
Author(s) Hoang, Long Phi; Biesbroek, Robbert; Tri, Van Pham Dang; Kummu, Matti; Vliet, Michelle T.H. van; Leemans, Rik; Kabat, Pavel; Ludwig, Fulco
Source Ambio 47 (2018)6. - ISSN 0044-7447 - p. 635 - 649.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-017-1009-4
Department(s) WIMEK
Water Systems and Global Change
Public Administration and Policy
WASS
Environmental Systems Analysis Group
Earth System Science
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Keyword(s) Challenges - Climate change - Flood-risk management - Mekong Delta - Socioeconomic developments - Solutions
Abstract Climate change and accelerating socioeconomic developments increasingly challenge flood-risk management in the Vietnamese Mekong River Delta—a typical large, economically dynamic and highly vulnerable delta. This study identifies and addresses the emerging challenges for flood-risk management. Furthermore, we identify and analyse response solutions, focusing on meaningful configurations of the individual solutions and how they can be tailored to specific challenges using expert surveys, content analysis techniques and statistical inferences. Our findings show that the challenges for flood-risk management are diverse, but critical challenges predominantly arise from the current governance and institutional settings. The top-three challenges include weak collaboration, conflicting management objectives and low responsiveness to new issues. We identified 114 reported solutions and developed six flood management strategies that are tailored to specific challenges. We conclude that the current technology-centric flood management approach is insufficient given the rapid socioecological changes. This approach therefore should be adapted towards a more balanced management configuration where technical and infrastructural measures are combined with institutional and governance resolutions. Insights from this study contribute to the emerging repertoire of contemporary flood management solutions, especially through their configurations and tailoring to specific challenges.
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