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Adaptation to sea level rise: A multidisciplinary analysis for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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One of the most critical impacts of sea level rise is that flooding suffered by ever larger settlements in tropical deltas will increase. Here we look at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and quantify the threats that coastal floods pose to safety and to the economy. For this, we produce flood maps through hydrodynamic modeling and, by combining these with data sets of exposure and vulnerability, we estimate two indicators of risk: the damage to assets and the number of potential casualties. We simu...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1002/2017WR021344

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Scussolini, P More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SOGE; Environmental Change Institute
Diaz-Loaiza, A More by this author
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Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment More from this funder
Viet Nam National University-Ho Chi Minh City More from this funder
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Water Resources Research Journal website
Volume:
53
Issue:
12
Pages:
10841-10857
Publication date:
2017-12-14
Acceptance date:
2017-12-08
DOI:
EISSN:
1944-7973
ISSN:
0043-1397
Pubs id:
pubs:820460
URN:
uri:916a4c90-112d-4009-aeec-52aff140b96d
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uuid:916a4c90-112d-4009-aeec-52aff140b96d
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pubs:820460

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