Can Tho urban flooding: Directing perspectives and response practices



Cities in Vietnam are developing quite rapidly in the process of industrialization - modernization, and it is important in the development of the nation. However, these cities are vulnerable to risks posed by climate change, typically flooding due to their sensitive urban locations, limited governance, and uncontrolled urbanization stability. Given the current situation of flood disasters in recent years, this paper is to find out the mechanisms of urban disaster risk management through the implementation of resolutions, policy documents, and development programs from the central government, and internationally on how the local government responds to new flooding in the city. The results showed that the disaster risk management mechanism is consensus, responsibility, and power. The mechanism meets the needs and aspirations of actors to solve the problems in the best ways that the local people and the community face. Can Tho City has implemented well and effective disaster risk action programs, and proactively transform programs into the right local characteristics. The techniques used include observation, notes, interviews with local people and actors, and secondary data. The city-specific sites selected in the study include parts with varying degrees and causes of flooding as well as representative urbanized, highly urbanized, and peri-urban areas.


Keywords: Can Tho, Mekong Delta, policy enforcement, practical response, urban flooding.


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