28/06/2017 14:07 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

German university aids climate change adaptation in Hue

Thua Thien – Hue, June 28 (VNA) – The Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences under the German University of Postdam has sponsored 85,545 USD for a flood resilience project in the central city of Hue.   

Key activities of the project include suggesting pilot investment to improve the drainage system and natural water reserves, boosting women’s role in flood management and training students at the Hue University of Sciences on natural disaster prevention. 

Chairman of the Thua Thien – Hue People’s Committee Nguyen Van Cao said flooding is increasing in Hue City due to climate change. 

He noted urbanisation is also a problem, as cement surfaces prevent water absorbtion and increase flooding risks for lower areas with weak drainage facilities. 

Hue City is 20km from the coast, so faces storms and rising seawaters.
VNA/VNP