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Understanding and assessing flood risk in Vietnam: Current status, persisting gaps, and future directions

Nguyen, Minh Tu and Sebesvari, Zita and Souvignet, Maxim and Bachofer, Felix and Braun, Andreas and Garschagen, Matthias and Schinkel, Ulrike and Yang, Liang Emlyn and Nguyen, Linh Hoang Khan and Hochschild, Volker and Assmann, Andre and Hagenlocher, Michael (2021) Understanding and assessing flood risk in Vietnam: Current status, persisting gaps, and future directions. Journal of Flood Risk Management. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12689. ISSN 1753-318X.

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Abstract

Vietnam is exposed to different types of floods that cause severe economic losses, damage to infrastructure, and loss of life. Reliable information on the drivers, patterns and dynamics of flood risk is crucial for the identification, prioritization and planning of risk reduction and adaptation measures. Here, we present a systematic review of existing flood risk assessments in Vietnam. We evaluate the current status, persisting gaps, and challenges regarding the understanding and assessment of flood risk in the country. The literature review revealed that: (i) 65 % of the reviewed papers did not provide a clear definition of flood risk, (ii) assessments had a tendency to prioritize physical and environmental drivers of risk over social, economic or governance-related drivers, (iii) future-oriented assessments tended to focus on hazard and exposure trends, while vulnerability scenarios were often lacking, (iv) large and middle-sized cities were assessed more frequently than others, (v) only few studies engaged with relevant local stakeholders for the assessment of risk and the development of potential solutions, and (vi) ecosystem-based adaptation and flood risk insurance solutions were rarely considered. Based on these findings, we point out several directions for future research on flood risk in Vietnam.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/140680/
Document Type:Article
Title:Understanding and assessing flood risk in Vietnam: Current status, persisting gaps, and future directions
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Nguyen, Minh TuUNU-EHSUNSPECIFIED
Sebesvari, ZitaUNU-EHSUNSPECIFIED
Souvignet, MaximMunich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII), Bonn, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Bachofer, FelixFelix.Bachofer (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6181-0187
Braun, Andreasan.braun (at) uni-tuebingen.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8630-1389
Garschagen, MatthiasLMUUNSPECIFIED
Schinkel, UlrikeIZES gGmbHUNSPECIFIED
Yang, Liang EmlynLMUUNSPECIFIED
Nguyen, Linh Hoang KhanHue University, International School, Hue, VietnamUNSPECIFIED
Hochschild, Volkervolker.hochschild (at) uni-tuebingen.deUNSPECIFIED
Assmann, Andregeomer GmbHUNSPECIFIED
Hagenlocher, MichaelUNU-EHSUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2021
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Flood Risk Management
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1111/jfr3.12689
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1753-318X
Status:Published
Keywords:disaster risk reduction, integrated flood risk management, risk assessment, vulnerability
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Remote Sensing and Geo Research
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface Dynamics
Deposited By: Bachofer, Dr. Felix
Deposited On:01 Feb 2021 09:17
Last Modified:01 Feb 2021 09:17

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