ValBGI seeks to develop a multidisciplinary, stakeholder-informed assessment framework for the effectiveness of Blue-Green Infrastructure (BGI) to reduce flood risk and improve urban natural capital. Thereby, the project examines the role of BGI in short- and long-term urban development, with application to the city of Can Tho, Viet Nam.

Project name (in Vietnamese)

Đánh giá lợi ích của hạ tầng xanh đối với khả năng phòng chống lũ lụt, vốn thiên nhiên và phát triển đô thị ở Việt Nam

Project name (in English)

Valuing the benefits of Blue/Green Infrastructure for flood resilience, natural capital and urban development in Viet Nam

Time of implementation

2019-2021)

Lead in Vietnam:

Assoc.Pro. Dr. Trần Hữu Tuấn

Host institution in Vietnam:

Hue University

Can Tho University

Lead in UK:

Dr. Tobias Borger

Host institution in UK:

St Andrews University

Heriot Watt University

loughborough university

University of Stirling

ISET International

 

  1. Project Objectives

The project aim will be achieved through the following objectives: 

  • Assess (and when necessary stimulate) the awareness of alternative natural processes-based BGI options among local and regional urban planners and other key stakeholders responsible for, and impacted by, urban development [WP1];
  • Build on the existing flood level projections and develop a new high-resolution modelling system to assess the effectiveness of selected BGI measures in reducing flood risk in comparison to traditional engineering solutions [WP2];
  • Assess implementation and maintenance costs of traditional and BGI flood risk reduction measures [WP4];
  • Identify and quantify additional BGI benefits using a natural capital approach [WP3];
  • Value the flood risk reduction and natural capital impacts of BGI in monetary terms and conduct environmental cost-benefit analyses of different BGI scenarios [WP4];
  • Disseminate findings widely using appropriate mechanisms and develop implementation plans with local stakeholders [WP1].

 

Main activities

ValBGI seeks to develop a multidisciplinary, stakeholder-informed assessment framework for the effectiveness of Blue-Green Infrastructure (BGI) to reduce flood risk and improve urban natural capital. Thereby, the project examines the role of BGI in short- and long-term urban development, with application to the city of Can Tho, Viet Nam.

This holistic framework integrates a number of disciplines and does not only follow an interlinked and multidisciplinary research agenda but also advances the academic state-of-the-art in the individual disciplines involved.

The NERC funded project includes the engagement of key stakeholders in the research process to co-develop solutions and disseminate evidence to key decision-makers; innovative high-resolution modelling of flooding and BGI at the city-scale; and spatially explicit assessment and valuation of changes in the provision of ecosystem services enabling the quantification of the investment into urban natural capital effectuated by BGI. 

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