Urban Flooding in Hanoi: Future Situation without Mitigation Measures vs Current Situation

  • City: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Inundation modeling area: To Lich river system (113 km2 central urban districts)
  • Climate change is the main driver in rise of inundation areas.
  • An increase of 19% inundation area in 2030 due to climate change
  • Implementation of water sensitive urban design combined with the preservation of lakes and ponds will reduce flood inundation by 65% of affected areas.

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