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Climate Change And Flooding In UNESCO Town Hoi An

by: Peter Sant
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Management of Hydro-Electric Dams seems to have difficulties with the effect of the dam they manage and its effect on agricultural areas, nature, and the rainy season on the low-level deltas. Climate change and flooding in UNESCO town Hoi An in Vietnam get every year struck by heavy floods.

Flooding

If weather forecasters start to inform people about an approaching rainy period and a possible storm, the Hydro-Electric Dams' management should start directly to release water from their basins in the area where the rain is expected. Rain will quickly fill up the basins, but the low-level areas get soaked by water that it is not possible anymore to absorb water. 

Climate Change: Adapt To The New Circumstances

Another problem is that there is so much urbanization in the lower areas. There are so many buildings and pavement that water has nowhere to go any more than to rise. In combination with a strong wind from the east, which pushes seawater into the river mouth and deforestation in the mountains, the water levels will rise quickly when the Hydro Dam Management decides - too late- to release water. A flood, with all the accompanying loss of lives and damages to infrastructure, is unavoidable. Whatever the reason is Climate Change is, it is clear that we have to learn to adapt to new circumstances.


                                                             Flood Lines, Urban adaption to climate change

In the Netherlands, it is already forbidden to have a certain amount of pavement in the garden. Drainage pipes get bigger, canals wider, and dikes get higher. But this will be hard enough to stay dry shortly. In combination with other areas worldwide getting dryer, it is that liveable areas are shifting. It gets too dry; people will start migrating to places where it is still possible to grow food and find clean water. In less affected areas or countries with more resources to improve infrastructure, they can expect people from disaster areas to arrive. This is not new. It is happening already for years. With a growing world population and group of people with a middle-class income on the rise, the demand for products and food will get bigger.

Recommended: Climate Agreement Paris And Trump’s Denial

Governments don’t address these issues at all. It’s all short-term thinking, and the Paris Climate Agreement is just solving a tiny part of these problems. But it is not only the government that has to be more serious about it. It is also society in general. If you think you can continue your life or your children like it is now in the West and in some other countries where everything is available you could be very wrong. The change is now! The story below proves again that behavior change should have started yesterday.

Typhoon Damrey

According to the authorities in Vietnam, the death toll from typhoon downpours and floods wreaking havoc along Vietnam's south-central coast is rising as the country prepares to host a world leaders' summit.
Typhoon Damrey struck days before Vietnam to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in Danang next weekend. It will bring together US President Donald Trump, China's Xi Jinping, and Russia's Vladimir Putin, among other leaders.

While Danang itself was spared the worst damage, muddy floodwaters have submerged the hardest-hit provinces and swamped nearby Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was due to host APEC spouses later this week. More than 100,000 houses nationwide are still underwater, according to a Tuesday report from Vietnam's disaster management authority.

Since the storm made landfall, 69 people have perished in floods, landslides, and on capsized boats at sea, while 30 others are still missing, the government said. UNICEF said at least four children were among the dead, with two others missing and an estimated one million young people affected by one of the worst storms to hit the area in years. Authorities warned that raging rivers were filling reservoirs to near-capacity in central and southern provinces, with rain still pelting down in some areas.

Typhoon Damrey, which made landfall, is the latest in a string of major storms to thrash Vietnam's long coastline this year. Flooding and landslides in northern and central regions killed many. Typhoon Doksuri tore through central Vietnam, killing 11 people across several provinces. The country has reported at least 240 people dead or missing in floods and landslides since the beginning of the year. Fishers in the south-central Vietnamese province of Khanh Hoa have been left empty-handed after the devastating impact of storm Damrey that swept through the province.

Damrey made landfall in Khanh Hoa with winds gusting at up to 90km per hour. It is now considered the fiercest storm to hit the area after Ketsana, a category 2 typhoon that hit Hoi An directly in 2009.  Deaths have been recorded in the coastal district of Van Ninh, the home of multiple fishing villages. The victims were either lost at sea, swept away by floods, or buried under their collapsed homes. Those who survived the disaster have been mourning family members' loss, while many others are now empty-handed as their homes and fishing equipment are gone. Given that tropical storms have directly impacted Khanh Hoa Province, residents were caught off guard when Damrey struck. Villages in Van Ninh District now resemble a giant landfill as they are filled with debris from damaged homes and the wreckage of local fishing boats.

According to Le Hong Thai, vice-chairman of the People’s Committee in Dai Lanh Commune, Van Ninh District, about 85 percent of ships in the area were destroyed, and 50 percent of those were completely ravaged. "We rely on nature to earn our living. Now nature has taken everything from us," Huynh Tai, a fisherman in Dai Lanh, whined. The question is, to what extent is climate change to blame. If it’s about the typhoon Damrey and the accompanying rainfall, it’s clear that weather patterns in Vietnam, Asia, and the world are changing. Showers get more severe and shorter. Seawater gets warmer, and therefore we can expect more and stronger hurricanes and typhoons to grow. But the flooding in Hoi An had nothing to do with climate change. It was purely human-made. There are indifferent months of rainy seasons in Vietnam. Because Vietnam is long stretched and has a long coastline, it is susceptible to weather changes. It’s general accepted that Vietnam is one of the most vulnerable countries if it’s about climate change in the coastal and mountainous areas. Its many low-level river deltas fall easy prey to saltwater intrusion, coastal damage because of mangrove forest's disappearance, and urbanization.

Cover photo TuoiTreNews

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Climate Change And Flooding In UNESCO Town Hoi An

Management of Hydro-Electric Dams seems to have difficulties with the effect of the dam they manage and its effect on agricultural areas, nature, and the rainy season on the low-level deltas. Climate change and flooding in UNESCO town Hoi An in Vietnam get every year struck by heavy floods. Flooding If weather forecasters start to inform people about an approaching rainy period and a possible storm, the Hydro-Electric Dams' management should start directly to release water from their basins in the area where the rain is expected. Rain will quickly fill up the basins, but the low-level areas get soaked by water that it is not possible anymore to absorb water.  Climate Change: Adapt To The New Circumstances Another problem is that there is so much urbanization in the lower areas. There are so many buildings and pavement that water has nowhere to go any more than to rise. In combination with a strong wind from the east, which pushes seawater into the river mouth and deforestation in the mountains, the water levels will rise quickly when the Hydro Dam Management decides - too late- to release water. A flood, with all the accompanying loss of lives and damages to infrastructure, is unavoidable. Whatever the reason is Climate Change is, it is clear that we have to learn to adapt to new circumstances.                                                              Flood Lines, Urban adaption to climate change In the Netherlands, it is already forbidden to have a certain amount of pavement in the garden. Drainage pipes get bigger, canals wider, and dikes get higher. But this will be hard enough to stay dry shortly. In combination with other areas worldwide getting dryer, it is that liveable areas are shifting. It gets too dry; people will start migrating to places where it is still possible to grow food and find clean water. In less affected areas or countries with more resources to improve infrastructure, they can expect people from disaster areas to arrive. This is not new. It is happening already for years. With a growing world population and group of people with a middle-class income on the rise, the demand for products and food will get bigger. Recommended:  Climate Agreement Paris And Trump’s Denial Governments don’t address these issues at all. It’s all short-term thinking, and the Paris Climate Agreement is just solving a tiny part of these problems. But it is not only the government that has to be more serious about it. It is also society in general. If you think you can continue your life or your children like it is now in the West and in some other countries where everything is available you could be very wrong. The change is now! The story below proves again that behavior change should have started yesterday. Typhoon Damrey According to the authorities in Vietnam, the death toll from typhoon downpours and floods wreaking havoc along Vietnam's south-central coast is rising as the country prepares to host a world leaders' summit. Typhoon Damrey struck days before Vietnam to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in Danang next weekend. It will bring together US President Donald Trump, China's Xi Jinping, and Russia's Vladimir Putin, among other leaders. While Danang itself was spared the worst damage, muddy floodwaters have submerged the hardest-hit provinces and swamped nearby Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was due to host APEC spouses later this week. More than 100,000 houses nationwide are still underwater, according to a Tuesday report from Vietnam's disaster management authority. Since the storm made landfall, 69 people have perished in floods, landslides, and on capsized boats at sea, while 30 others are still missing, the government said. UNICEF said at least four children were among the dead, with two others missing and an estimated one million young people affected by one of the worst storms to hit the area in years. Authorities warned that raging rivers were filling reservoirs to near-capacity in central and southern provinces, with rain still pelting down in some areas. Typhoon Damrey, which made landfall, is the latest in a string of major storms to thrash Vietnam's long coastline this year. Flooding and landslides in northern and central regions killed many. Typhoon Doksuri tore through central Vietnam, killing 11 people across several provinces. The country has reported at least 240 people dead or missing in floods and landslides since the beginning of the year. Fishers in the south-central Vietnamese province of Khanh Hoa have been left empty-handed after the devastating impact of storm Damrey that swept through the province. Damrey made landfall in Khanh Hoa with winds gusting at up to 90km per hour. It is now considered the fiercest storm to hit the area after Ketsana, a category 2 typhoon that hit Hoi An directly in 2009.  Deaths have been recorded in the coastal district of Van Ninh, the home of multiple fishing villages. The victims were either lost at sea, swept away by floods, or buried under their collapsed homes. Those who survived the disaster have been mourning family members' loss, while many others are now empty-handed as their homes and fishing equipment are gone. Given that tropical storms have directly impacted Khanh Hoa Province, residents were caught off guard when Damrey struck. Villages in Van Ninh District now resemble a giant landfill as they are filled with debris from damaged homes and the wreckage of local fishing boats. According to Le Hong Thai, vice-chairman of the People’s Committee in Dai Lanh Commune, Van Ninh District, about 85 percent of ships in the area were destroyed, and 50 percent of those were completely ravaged. "We rely on nature to earn our living. Now nature has taken everything from us," Huynh Tai, a fisherman in Dai Lanh, whined. The question is, to what extent is climate change to blame. If it’s about the typhoon Damrey and the accompanying rainfall, it’s clear that weather patterns in Vietnam, Asia, and the world are changing. Showers get more severe and shorter. Seawater gets warmer, and therefore we can expect more and stronger hurricanes and typhoons to grow. But the flooding in Hoi An had nothing to do with climate change. It was purely human-made. There are indifferent months of rainy seasons in Vietnam. Because Vietnam is long stretched and has a long coastline, it is susceptible to weather changes. It’s general accepted that Vietnam is one of the most vulnerable countries if it’s about climate change in the coastal and mountainous areas. Its many low-level river deltas fall easy prey to saltwater intrusion, coastal damage because of mangrove forest's disappearance, and urbanization. Cover photo TuoiTreNews Source TuoiTreNews Before you go! Recommended:  Climate Change, Water Scarcity, Hunger: Who Cares Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about the world's water supply? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
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