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Climate change adaptation in the water and sanitation sector in Vietnam

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posted on 2020-10-09, 09:03 authored by Jorge Alvarez-Sala
Vietnam is among the countries most heavily affected by the consequences of climate change, and the WASH sector is one of the most vulnerable ones. This research dissertation analyses the current situation in the sector and how climate change is expected to affect the country. Using CAM methodology, a vulnerability analysis is carried out, analysing the levels of exposure, sensitivity, impact, adaptive capacity and vulnerability of the different types of WASH infrastructures with respect to climate change. The research analyses the international practice on climate change adaptation, and makes specific recommendations for the WASH sector. The options are compiled in three groups: at policy level, structural options, and non-structural options. In comparison with other countries, Vietnam has accumulated a number of good cases on climate change adaptation in WASH, and has a solid policy development that allows them to be quickly scaled up countrywide.



  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Research Unit

  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)