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  • Ho Long Phi, 2007: CLIMATE CHANGES AND URBAN FLOODING IN HO CHI MINH CITY. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Climate and Water, 613.

Flooding in Ho Chi Minh City has emerged as one of the most concerned issues which have arisen in recent years, accompanying the city’s rapid growth. The numbers of flooded locations, flooding frequency and duration have increased steadily, resulting in substantial economic and social losses. These phenomena are an integrated consequence of both climate and non-climate related factors.
Over USD one billion has been invested in urban flooding control projects in the city since 1998, with additional billions expected to be spent in the next decades. Long-term planning taking account climate change effects would require non-conventional approaches.
This report is a discussion of several recent studies on unfavorable effects of the uncertainties created by climate change factors on flood control in Ho Chi Minh City.

Full Article: http://www.environment.fi/default.asp?contentid=232206&lan=EN

Last Updated: 2007-09-21

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