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The purpose of this project is to complement to the current climate change strategy and action plan developed by the Binh Thuan provincial government through the integration of current and future knowledge on the management of the water resources system and urban planning strategies.

Location: Binh Thuan province

Investor: Project coordination unit of “Integrated water management and urban development in relation to climate change in Binh Thuan province”.

Implementation period: 2017

Consultant: Consortium of Vietnam – Netherlands Center for Water and Environment (VINWATER) (lead) and Sub-Institute of HYdroMEteorology and Climate Change (SIHYMECC) (partner).

Project Director: Assoc. Dr. Mai Van Cong

Key experts in the consultant team: Assoc. Dr. Mai Van Cong, Dr. Ngo Le An, Dr. Dinh Nhat Quang, MSc. Nguyen Quang Duc Anh, MSc. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thuy

Project summary:

In the past decades, Binh Thuan province is affected by climate change with the typical phenomenon such as changes in rainfall patterns, more frequent and serious flood and droughts, increase in the desertification process, especially in Bac Binh district. The annual floods occur regularly in Luy River during the rainy season while deserts are in the spreading process over many years along the central coast of the province.

In the framework of bilateral cooperation, Belgium and Vietnam engaged in the project "Integrated water sources management and urban development related to climate change in Binh Thuan Province" over a period of six years. The purpose of this project is to complement to the current climate change strategy and action plan developed by the Binh Thuan provincial government through the integration of current and future knowledge on the management of the water resources system and urban planning strategies. Thereby, the adaptability and resiliency of settlement areas in the province are increased to respond to climate change. The Package “Technical consultancy for present and future climate data and analyses for water management in Luy river basin, Bac Binh district, Binh Thuan province” provides a key study for the project. Conducted over a period of 7 months, the consortium of the Vietnam-Netherlands Center for Water and Environment (VINWATER) and the Sub-institute of Hydrometeorology and Climate Change (SIHYMECC) has completed the work according to its commitment to fulfill 11 main tasks of the consultancy.

Main tasks of the Consultancy:

  • Extract outputs from existing future climate projections using dynamical downscaling technique for different RCPs specified in AR5 for Binh Thuan province;

  • Assess and simulate the current climate according to RCM & GCM dynamic downscaling technique;

  • Provide projection of SLR scenario for Binh Thuan province from IPCC-AR5;

  • Indicate the uncertainty in climate projection and provide annual and seasonal changes of average and extreme values of variables;

  • Make recommendations to the consultant that will perform hydrological/ hydraulic modeling on which climate change projections should be used for detailed water management analyses;

  • Construct and provide the change of precipitation and temperature in shapefile format such as the changes in average and seasonal precipitation and temperature for selected period;

  • Analyze the observed meteorological, hydrological and sea level data to produce a detailed synopsis of the local climate including annual, seasonal and monthly average, and the identification of any climate trends;

  • Analyze the observed rainfall data to determine current Rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) relationships for the projected area for a number of durations and return periods, including durations less than 24 hours if sub-daily data is available;

  • Analyze the rainfall from future projections to determine projected changes in IDF relationships for the projected area for a number of durations and return periods, including durations less than 24 hours if sub-daily data is available;

  • Review the current network of hydro-meteorological stations used to provide data and suggest possible enhancements to the climatological, river monitoring and sea/tide level networks;

  • Analyze storm profiles for projected area and suggest appropriate profiles to be used for the project.

Some photos during the whole project process

 

Assoc. Dr. Mai Van Cong - Director of VINWATER presents at Kick-off Workshop Technical consultancy on  present and future climate analysis for water management in Luy river basin, Bac Binh district, Binh Thuan province "

The delegates at the Kick-off Workshop, January 2014

 

Workshop on the findings of "Technical consultancy on  present and future climate analysis for water management in Luy river basin, Bac Binh district, Binh Thuan province",

October 2016

The delegates attend the Workshop on October, 2016