Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam: Engineering and Planning Perspectives

Nguyen Danh Thao, Hiroshi Takagi, Miguel Esteban

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Abstract

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. 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.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages393
ISBN (Electronic)9780128004791
ISBN (Print)9780128000076
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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