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Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam

Engineering and Planning Perspectives

Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam is the first book to focus specifically on natural hazards and climate change in Vietnam. The book examines threats such as tropical cyclones, sea-level rise, flooding, erosion, and salinity intrusion, and their respective effects on coastal structures and environments. It also looks at crucial management and mitigation efforts, including breakwater design, irrigation systems, coastal dunes and dikes, and more.

The challenges faced by this country in the future will have important regional and global repercussions; areas such as the Mekong Delta produce a significant proportion of the world’s rice, and coastal impacts on this region will have far-reaching economic and public health effects. This book is an important source of information for government and local policy makers, environmental and climate scientists, and engineers.


Engineers, policy makers, government officials and educated members of the public in general

Hardbound, 424 Pages

Published: June 2014

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-800007-6


  • Introduction. The Challenges of Natural Disasters in Vietnam
    Chapter 1. Economic Development, Port Construction and Natural Hazards
    Chapter 2. Tsunami Risk along the Vietnamese Coastline
    Chapter 3. Projections of Future Climate Change in Vietnam
    Chapter 4. Tropical Cyclones in Southern Vietnam
    Chapter 5. Tropical Cyclones Damage on Coastal Defences
    Chapter 6. Coastal Structures and Breakwaters in Vietnam
    Chapter 7. Coastal Risks and Design Standards of Coastal Defences in Vietnam
    Chapter 8. Climate Change and the Use of Bamboo Breakwaters
    Chapter 9. Climate Change and Water Resources Management in Coastal Areas of Vietnam
    Chapter 10. Impact of Typhoons on Coastal Dunes and Dikes in Vietnam
    Chapter 11. Assessment of Vietnam Coastal Erosion
    Chapter 12. Salinity Intrusion in Vietnam
    Chapter 13. Vulnerability of Urban Areas in Lower Mekong to Flood in the Course of Sea-level Rise
    Chapter 14. Climate Change, Sea-level Rise, Saline Intrusion and Irrigation Systems in Mekong
    Chapter 15. Possible Impacts of Sea-water Intrusion and Strategies for Water Management in Coastal Areas in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta
    Chapter 16. Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation as a New Policy Arrangement in Vietnam
    Chapter 17. Sea-level Rise and its Implication for Vietnamese Maritime Zones around the Mekong Delta
    Chapter 18. Coastal Erosion in the Red River Delta


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