Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam: Engineering and Planning Perspectives

Anno: 2014
Rilegatura: Hardback
Pagine: 424 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 229 x 152 mm
Peso: 730 gr.
  • EAN: 9780128000076
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Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam is the first book to focus specifically on natural hazards and climate change in Vietnam. The book examines threats such as tropical cyclones, sea-level rise, flooding, erosion, and salinity intrusion, and their respective effects on coastal structures and environments. It also looks at crucial management and mitigation efforts, including breakwater design, irrigation systems, coastal dunes and dikes, and more. The challenges faced by this country in the future will have important regional and global repercussions; areas such as the Mekong Delta produce a significant proportion of the world's rice, and coastal impacts on this region will have far-reaching economic and public health effects. This book is an important source of information for government and local policy makers, environmental and climate scientists, and engineers.