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Enhancing flood Resilience in urban and coastal areas in Thua Thien Hue province
The Centre for Social Research and Development (CSRD) in Hue is combining with the Institute of Earth and Environmental Science from Potsdam University in Germany to implement a project which will make Hue and nearby coastal areas more resilient to flooding and climate change. The project – “Enhancing Flood Resilience in Urban and Coastal Areas in Thua Thien Hue Province”
The project will inplement a technique called ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) to enhance flood resilience urban and coastal areas in Thua Thien Hue province. It will also focus on gender issues in relation to disaster risk management (DRM) and climate change adaptation (CCA).
From 2013-2015, the Centre for Social Research and Development (CSRD) has been cooperating with Rosa Luxemburg Stifftung (RLS) with regard to hydropower issues in Central and Central Highlands of Vietnam, especially in Quang Binh, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Dak Nong and Dak Lak province.
We have tried to empower affected people with a participatory approach in hydropower development. Notable achievements have been the establishment of a communities network in the Central Region and increased capacity for people ro recognise their problems and advocate for their rights. We are continuing to support and monitor these achievements to find solutions for urgent issues.
In other ways, we work with communities, the government agencies and hydropower investors to maintain the integrity of the environment and to provide solutions for affected communities.
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