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Dr. Nguyen Tan Hung

Vietnamese-German University

About the Speaker

Hung T. Nguyen is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Sustainable Urban Development Program at Vietnamese German University, Vietnam. He holds a Ph.D. in Land Management from the Technical University of Darmstadt – Germany. His research interests include urban resilience and disaster risk management, as well as management policy schemes. He is currently working on a research project, based on research concerning the theme of urban resilience, tentatively entitled, “Assessing the typhoon vulnerability of vernacular housing in Vietnam” funded by the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF). The project is an improvement of the housing resilience in rural areas in Vietnam by addressing key challenges in typhoon hazard modeling, housing vulnerability, and risk analysis. This is an interdisciplinary research project implemented in the collaboration with the University of Nottingham (the U.K). Hung T. Nguyen also participated as a researcher in the “Improving the resilience of infrastructures in storms in Vietnam” project, completed in 2020 with the main research partner in the U.K.  


Vietnam Adaptation Policy Towards National and Transboundary Flood Risk Management

Vietnam has been experienced flood risk on both river basins and transboundary areas. This investigation examines how Vietnam has initiated flood risk management policy and existing government legal approach and aims to assess Vietnam’s flood risk management towards an integrated approach according to the International framework’s guidelines. There are two international initiatives are chosen.  Efforts to manage flood risk have been legally supported as flood risk management policies regarding national and transboundary issues. It is found that in recent years, the government has attempted to integrate flood risk management themes into the national legal framework, with a combination of measures expressed as an integrated approach. The results suggest key themes that can be applied in the process of responsive policy: i) land use planning implemented as a new concept or effective non-structural measure in workplaces, and ii) transboundary flood-related issues through the multilateral negotiation mechanism and long-term visions for integrating flood-sensitive content into the international framework. This paper will also be of interest to researchers as it discusses the land use role on flood risk management schemes and transboundary cooperation regimes.