Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128000076, 9780128004791

Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam

1st Edition

Engineering and Planning Perspectives

Editors: Nguyen Danh Thao Hiroshi Takagi Miguel Esteban
eBook ISBN: 9780128004791
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128000076
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 4th June 2014
Page Count: 424
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • Broad coverage of climate challenges specific to the region, including sea-level rise, storms, erosion, and more
  • Assessments of impact on, and effects of, economic development and port construction
  • Examination of public policy responses to climate change

Readership

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

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • List of Contributors
  • Introduction: Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam
    • I.1 Need for Better Coastal Planning for Sustainable Coastal Development
    • I.2 Vietnamese Coasts and Coastal Disasters
    • I.3 Vulnerability of Vietnamese Coasts to Climate Change
    • I.4 Aim of This Book
    • References
  • Section 1: Typhoon, Storm Surge and Coastal Erosion
    • 1. Tropical Cyclones and Storm Surges in Southern Vietnam
      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 Tropical Cyclones in Vietnam
      • 1.3 Storm Surges in Vietnam
      • 1.4 Discussion
      • 1.5 Conclusions
      • References
    • 2. Impacts of Typhoons on the Vietnamese Coastline: A Case Study of Hai Hau Beach and Ly Hoa Beach
      • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.2 Typhoons and Their Impact
      • 2.3 Typhoons in Vietnam
      • 2.4 Analysis of Typhoon Impact
      • 2.5 Effects of Climate Change on Typhoons
      • 2.6 Concluding Remarks
      • Acknowledgments
      • References
    • 3. Coastline and River Mouth Evolution in the Central Part of the Red River Delta
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Geography
      • 3.3 Socioeconomic Conditions
      • 3.4 Physical Setting and Hydrometeorological Parameters
      • 3.5 The History of RRD Evolution
      • 3.6 Coastline and River Mouth Evolution in Central Part of the RRD
      • 3.7 Computations of Coastline Retreat at Hai Hau Beach
      • 3.8 Conclusions
      • Acknowledgments
      • References
    • 4. Assessment of Vietnam Coastal Erosion and Relevant Laws and Policies
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 Background
      • 4.3 Present Status of Erosion
      • 4.4 Factors Influencing Coastal Erosion
      • 4.5 Major Solutions for Coastal Erosion
      • 4.6 Relevant Laws and Policies for Addressing Coastal Erosion
      • 4.7 Conclusions
      • References
    • 5. Area Coastal Protection and the Use of Bamboo Breakwaters in the Mekong Delta
      • 5.1 Introduction
      • 5.2 Coastal Protection
      • 5.3 Bamboo Breakwaters
      • 5.4 Conclusions
      • Acknowledgments
      • References
    • 6. Risk Analysis and Management in Coastal Regions of Vietnam
      • 6.1 What Is Risk? Risk Definition and Presentation
      • 6.2 Discussion of Risk Measures
      • 6.3 Risk Evaluation and Acceptable Risk in the Coastal Zone of Vietnam
      • 6.4 Case Study: Flood Risk Analysis of Nam Dinh Coastal Zone
      • 6.5 Conclusions
      • References
    • 7. Coastal Vulnerabilities in a Fast-Growing Vietnamese City
      • 7.1 Introduction
      • 7.2 Tourism-Induced Coastal Erosion at Mui Ne Town
      • 7.3 Neighboring Coastal Communities Suffering from Coastal Erosion at Phan Thiet
      • 7.4 SLR and Shoreline Retreat
      • 7.5 TCs and Storm Surge
      • 7.6 Discussion
      • 7.7 Conclusions
      • References
  • Section 2: Climate Change Induced Disasters
    • 8. Climate Change in the Coastal Regions of Vietnam
      • 8.1 Introduction
      • 8.2 Present-Day Climate in Vietnam
      • 8.3 Future Climate Scenarios for Vietnam
      • 8.4 Conclusions
      • References
    • 9. Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in the Mekong Delta: Flood, Tidal Inundation, Salinity Intrusion, and Irrigation Adaptation Methods
      • 9.1 Introduction
      • 9.2 Data, Methodology, and Evaluated Results of Simulated Scenarios
      • 9.3 Possible Adaptation Measures for Flood, Tidal Inundation, and Salinity Intrusion Control
      • 9.4 Conclusions and Recommendations
      • References
    • 10. Possible Impacts of Seawater Intrusion and Strategies for Water Management in Coastal Areas in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta in the Context of Climate Change
      • 10.1 Introduction
      • 10.2 Water Resources
      • 10.3 Impacts of Seawater Intrusion on Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Forestry in Coastal Plains of the VMD
      • 10.4 Steps Forward: Is There Any Suitable Approach to Sustain the Development of Coastal Areas of the VMD?
      • 10.5 Conclusion
      • References
    • 11. Tropical Cyclone Damage to Coastal Defenses: Future Influence of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise on Shallow Coastal Areas in Southern Vietnam
      • 11.1 Introduction
      • 11.2 Coastal Protection Around Vietnam and the Southern Delta
      • 11.3 Design of Shallow Water Breakwaters and Coastal Revetments
      • 11.4 Future Requirement for Shallow Water Coastal Defences
      • 11.5 Case Study of Phan Thiet
      • 11.6 Conclusions
      • References
    • 12. Investigation on Floods in Can Tho City: Influence of Ocean Tides and Sea Level Rise for the Mekong Delta’s Largest City
      • 12.1 Introduction
      • 12.2 Methodology
      • 12.3 Results and Discussion
      • 12.4 Conclusions
      • References
  • Section 3: Tsunami
    • 13. Tsunami Hazard in Vietnam
      • 13.1 Results of Survey on Tsunamis at the Vietnamese Coast
      • 13.2 Possible Tsunami Sources in the East Sea
      • 13.3 Maximum Earthquakes in the East Sea
      • 13.4 Evaluating Tsunami Hazard at the Coast of Vietnam
      • 13.5 Conclusions
      • Acknowledgments
      • References
    • 14. Evaluating Tsunami Risk and Vulnerability Along the Vietnamese Coast
      • 14.1 Introduction
      • 14.2 Evaluation of Tsunami Risk in Vietnam
      • 14.3 Numerical Simulation of Tsunami Propagation
      • 14.4 Tsunami Vulnerability in the Vietnamese Coast
      • 14.5 Conclusions
      • References
    • 15. Storm Surge and Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness in Central Vietnam
      • 15.1 Introduction
      • 15.2 Field Surveys
      • 15.3 Results
      • 15.4 Discussion
      • 15.5 Conclusions
      • Acknowledgments
      • References
  • Section 4: Disaster Impacts, Management and Policies
    • 16. Economic Growth and Climate Change Challenges to Vietnamese Ports
      • 16.1 Introduction
      • 16.2 Geography and Population Size
      • 16.3 Socioeconomic Development
      • 16.4 Seaport System in Vietnam
      • 16.5 Ports and Climate Change
      • 16.6 Conclusion
      • References
    • 17. Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Vietnamese Development as a New Policy Arrangement
      • 17.1 Introduction
      • 17.2 Mainstreaming CCA into Development Based on the PAA
      • 17.3 Mainstreaming CCA into Development on Three Levels in Vietnam
      • 17.4 Successful Mainstreaming Through the MPD
      • 17.5 Conclusions
      • References
    • 18. Environmental Displacement in Vietnam
      • 18.1 Introduction
      • 18.2 Sea-Level Rise and Displacement
      • 18.3 Environmental Displacement
      • 18.4 Vietnamese Migration Policy and Environmental Displacement
      • 18.5 Migration and Environmental Factors in Vietnam
      • 18.6 Conclusions
      • List of Abbreviations
      • References

Details

No. of pages:
424
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780128004791
Hardcover ISBN:
9780128000076

About the Editor

Nguyen Danh Thao

Hiroshi Takagi

Miguel Esteban