Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam
  • Author : Nguyen Danh Thao
  • Release Date : 04 June 2014
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 13 : 9780128004791

Download or read book entitled Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam written by Nguyen Danh Thao and published by Elsevier online. This book was released on 04 June 2014 with total pages 424. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam is the first book to focus specifically on natural hazards and climate change in Vietnam. The book examines threats such as tropical cyclones, sea-level rise, flooding, erosion, and salinity intrusion, and their respective effects on coastal structures and environments. It also looks at crucial management and mitigation efforts, including breakwater design, irrigation systems, coastal dunes and dikes, and more. The challenges faced by this country in the future will have important regional and global repercussions; areas such as the Mekong Delta produce a significant proportion of the world’s rice, and coastal impacts on this region will have far-reaching economic and public health effects. This book is an important source of information for government and local policy makers, environmental and climate scientists, and engineers. Broad coverage of climate challenges specific to the region, including sea-level rise, storms, erosion, and more Assessments of impact on, and effects of, economic development and port construction Examination of public policy responses to climate change

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