Adaptation paths and integrative development in changing urban-rural systems



Project area(s)

Hồ Chí Minh City

Decisions for the Design of Adaptation Pathways and the Integrative Development, Evaluation and Governance of Flood Risk Mitigation Strategies in Changing Urban-rural Systems

As a result of strong urbanisation processes and the effects of climate change, the IPCC is warning of a strong increase in the flood risk in coastal megacities, especially in Asia. Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam’s economic engine and largest city, is a serious example of this and one of the most affected coastal cities in global comparison. For the development and implementation of sustainable adaptation paths, the German-Vietnamese project DECIDER is creating an integrated assessment of future risk trends at the interface of climate change impacts, urban growth and socio-economic upheaval as well as a comparative assessment of potential measures for reducing flood risk.