Development Workshop works with some of the poorest communities in the world, developing local capacities to improve lives and livelihoods. For over 30 years we have provided training and technical assistance to enable local people to deal with environmental challenges and natural disasters in more than 30 countries.
Edited by Marie J. Aquilino. Published by Metropolis Books
Across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States, groundbreaking work is being done by small teams of outstanding professionals who are helping communities to recover from disaster and rebuild, bridging the gap that separates short-term emergency needs from long-term sustainable recovery.
The publication of the “Atlas of housing vulnerability & measures for safe housing in Vietnam” comes at a time when the National Strategy for natural disaster prevention, response and mitigation has called for the review and complement of building codes and construction plans in line with natural disaster characteristics in each region of Vietnam. The Atlas contributes to this national objective.
The Atlas goes further in its objectives, linking:
the regional natural disaster characteristics
thecharacteristics of local common contemporary housing in each region.
As part of the World Bank - Building Urban Resilience project in East Asia, DW will be carrying out a surevy of flood risk perceptions in Can Tho City, southern Vietnam.
Can Tho City is the economic capital of the Mekong Delta and the 5th city in Viet Nam, located on the one of the main branches of the Mekong River. It is subject to frequent flooding. The city is located at the confluence of the tidal part of the river and the down-river flow (Total area 1 400 km²).
With around 1 200 000 inhabitants, and a rapid urbanisation, the common perception of hazards is one of an increasing
Main conclusion : there is a gap from official evaluation to reality at local level, and the lack of financial resources is considered as the main obstacle for an efficient implementation of the DRR policy.