Mekong Urban Flood Resilience and Drainage Programme

Objective

  • The Programme helps to increase urban resilience against floods as well as protect people’s homes and sources of income.

Project Description

The programme aims to build on existing urban planning, disaster management, early warning systems, and climate change adaptation by exploiting synergies between these fields. This is achieved by cooperating with the national government and local authorities to update the national policy and provincial regulations as well as flood modelling and multi-hazard mapping, combining and integrating sectoral and thematic efforts of different organisations and donors active in the project areas. Improving cross-sectoral and institutional co-operation will set the framework for a more integrated urban flood management approach and help to implement the national legal and policy framework.

National Level – Legal and Policy Framework and Integrated Urban and Drainage Planning
Support in development of climate and flood risk sensitive national and local regulations, integrate flood risk management in urban planning and budget processes.

Provincial Regulatory Framework, Flood Risk Modelling and Analysis, and Urban Planning Support
Support in integrating climate change, flood management and early warning systems into the provincial socio-economic development plans for 2019 – the main planning instrument. This will help ensure that the issues regarding flood resilience become a part of government planning and budgeting at different levels of local government, which is essential for long-term sustainability.

Provincial Disaster Risk Management
Support the cities Long Xuyen, Rach Gia and Ca Mau to reduce the negative impacts of floods through the timely access to data on weather events and critical water level increases. The use of early warning systems will help reducing the costs and risks of flood events.

Field of intervention

  • Build on existing urban planning, disaster management, early warning systems, and climate change adaptation by exploiting synergies between these fields.
  • Multi-level approach: cooperating with the national government and local authorities to update the national policy and provincial regulations as well as flood modelling and multi-hazard mapping, combining and integrating sectoral and thematic efforts of different organisations and donors active in the project areas.
  • Stakeholder engagement: Improve cross-sectoral and institutional co-operation to set the framework for a more integrated urban flood management approach and help to implement the national legal and policy framework.

Targeted beneficiaries

  • Relevant ministries and agencies at national level
  • Local governments and departments
  • Urban population in the project areas

Achievements

Highlight activities:

  • Establish a national guideline on sustainable urban drainage system
  • Support in drafting the new Law on Urban Development and Management (UDA)
  • Updating Vietnam Standards TCVN 7957 and Building Code QCVN 01/2008
  • Support in developing Government Decree on the organisation of receiving and disbursement of international aid to respond to natural disasters in Vietnam
  • Support the Ministry of Planning and Investment update the Circular 05 on integrating climate change into the annual and five-year socio-economic development plan at national and provincial levels
  • Develop multi hazard risk assessment
  • Develop and scale up suitability mapping
  • Set up early warning systems for 3 cities
  • Review and update the local disaster response guidelines
  • Improve the communication-chain
  • Enhance regional information and data sharing
  • Develop the flood risk model in three cities: Ca Mau, Rach Gia, Long Xuyen
  • To build the capacity to operate the flood risk model in 3 cities
  • Prepare Drainage Master Plans for 3 cities Ca Mau, Rach Gia, Long Xuyen
  • Using hydraulic modelling to revise drainage master plans in climate change condition and sustainable urban drainage systems
  • Prepare cost estimates for drainage master plans
COUNTRY

Viet Nam

DURATION

January 2003 - December 2020

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