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Aug 9
All day
Vietnam National Workshop

Government participants included representatives of the Ministry of Transport (Environment Department and Transport Department), Hanoi Sewerage and Drainage Company, Department of Architecture and Planning, Department of Construction, Hanoi Department of Health, Institutes of Geography and of Geophysics under the Vietnam Association of Science and Technology (VAST), National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, Vietnam National Space Centre, Disaster Management Policy and Technology Centre, the Hanoi Urban Planning Institute, and the Transport Development and Strategy Institute. Academic institutions included the University of Engineering and Technology, the Hydro-meteorology Department of the University of Natural Sciences, the Hydro-meteorology Department under Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment, the Vietnam-Japan University, University of Transport and Communications, Thuy Loi University, Vietnam-France University, and the Centre for Environmental Fluid Dynamics under the University of Natural Science. Representatives of international development agencies and NGOs with a mandate or special interest in flood impacts were also represented. The workshop identified and discussed key barriers to flood mitigation in Hanoi, and enabled participants to engage with the concept of Operational Research for the purpose of optimizing investments in flood mitigation and management. The workshop discussed the use of rainfall data, flood maps, forecasting, and alternative models, and the role of the drainage system in reducing Hanoi's flooding was discussed in detail. The workshop also discussed whether Operational Research might be eventually included as a course at universities in Hanoi. News of the OSIRIS project was disseminated on national television.

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Contact: Dr Maria Paola Scaparra
Kent Business School
Categories: Research


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