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Pre-disaster assessment of flood risk for mid Central Vietnam

Huong Thi Lan Huynh (Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change, Hanoi, Vietnam)
Hien Xuan Nguyen (Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change, Hanoi, Vietnam)
Thuy Thi Ngo (Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change, Hanoi, Vietnam)
Hang Thi Van (Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change, Hanoi, Vietnam)

International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment

ISSN: 1759-5908

Article publication date: 6 January 2021

Issue publication date: 24 May 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

Nowadays, under climate change contexts, natural disasters are becoming stronger in intensity and probability. The impacts of natural disasters on people and the environment are also getting worse. The purpose of this study was conducted to provide a method of assessing disaster risks, in particular, floods for human life in Mid Central Vietnam.

Design/methodology/approach

The pre-disaster assessment method was used based on the analysis of hazard factors (Hazard-H), exposure to hazards (Exposure-E) and vulnerability (Vulnerability-V).

Findings

Flood disaster risks in the area are assessed and displayed on spatial maps. The districts in coastal plains of Quang Ngai and Thua Thien Hue provinces have the highest levels of risk. These assessments will play an important role in supporting flood prevention and mitigation in the region.

Originality/value

According to the authors, this is the first study assessing the flood risk in Vietnam on the pre-disaster perspective. The assessment provides a plain point of view on natural disaster impacts that supporting disaster prevention services.

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Acknowledgements

We thank Lan Phuong Dang for maps preparing.

Funding: This paper was completed within the framework of the state-level science and technology research project: Researching scientific and technological solutions for multi-disaster management, developing tools to support decision-making and coping with multiple natural disasters, pilot application to the Central coastal region under the Program: “Scientific and technological research for environmental protection and natural disaster prevention” Code: KC.08/16–20.

Conflict of Interest: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Citation

Huynh, H.T.L., Nguyen, H.X., Ngo, T.T. and Van, H.T. (2021), "Pre-disaster assessment of flood risk for mid Central Vietnam", International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 322-335. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDRBE-06-2020-0065

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