Integrated Strategies for Water Resources Risk Management in the ASEAN Region Under Climate Uncertainty: A needs analysis

Project’s title

Integrated Strategies for Water Resources Risk Management in the ASEAN Region Under Climate Uncertainty: A needs analysis

Project’s partner/ collaboration

Dragon Institute, Can Tho University, Vietnam

University of Southampton, UK

Kyoto University, Japan

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

University of Newcastle, UK


British Council Organization

(2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP26)

Total budged


Project’s period/duration

Total budget: £49,897

(Can Tho University: £9,500)

12 months (4/2021 -3/2022)

Principal Investigator (PI)




Project’s member

Prof. Craig Hutton

Prof. Yasuto Tachikawa

Asst. Prof. Dr. Anurak Sriariyawat

Assoc. Prof. Van Pham Dang Tri

Prof. Andy Cundy

Mr. Christopher Hill

Assoc. Prof Jasmin Godbold

Prof. Martin Solan

Dr. Rebecca Spake

Assoc. Prof. Tomohiro Tanaka

Mr. Youngkyu Kim

Ms. Aakanchya Budhathoki

Assoc. Prof. Misuzu Asari

Ms. Yuka MUKAI

Dr. Phan Kieu Diem

Asst. Prof. Piyatida Ruangrassamee

Ms. Chidsumon Sasirat

Dr. Andrew Henderson

Dr. Christopher Hackney

Dr. Alistair Ford

Dr. Magdalena Smigaj

Dr. Claire Walsh

Dr. Oliver Hensengerth

Overall objective



 Specific objectives

-       Literature review of climate impact risk management with focus on water resources and flooding in case study basins

-       Overview of existing models and strategic policies for water resources and flood resources risk management in case study basins.

-       Risk analysis on the relationship between the main factors including risk, hazard, exposure and vulnerability affecting the socio-economic and livelihood of the people affected in the case study basins.

-       Undertake a review of the policy landscape, supported by a review of the key literature on flood and water resource management risk under climate change in the two study catchments, embedded in the national landscape.

-       Audit existing socio-ecological and biophysical datasets and computational models required for risk analysis of climate driven water resource and flood risk management.

-       Produce a conceptual causal model of risk, composed of hazard (probability, magnitude, duration), spatial exposure (location of populations, key assets and infrastructure) and vulnerability (gender, age, poverty, livelihood, sensitivity and adaptive capacity) to assess the socio-economic, economic and livelihood impacts on rural and urban communities with a focus on currently marginalised groups and gender.

-       Formulate a policy briefing document for COP26.


-       Literature review on water resources risk management in Vietnamese Mekong Delata

-       Review and audit the hydrological models such as inundation, drought, and water quality simulation models to project the extent of water related hazards in the study catchments under different climate change scenarios.

-       Review and audit the policies documents related water resources risk management in Vietnamese Mekong Delta.

Expected outcome

-       Report on the availability of database, modeling, and policies associated with water resources and flooding in the Mekong Delta.

-       Finding the gap when cross comparing the literature of hazard, modeling, and policies related to water resources.

-       Policy brief for presentation to British Council at COP26.

Contact address

Assoc. Prof. Van Pham Dang Tri

Director of Dragon Institute, Can Tho University

Campus 2, 3/2 street, Xuan Khanh ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho city

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