Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam faces many challenges with regard to adapting to a changing climate. This densely populated delta city is already frequently flooded due to heavy rainfall and its low position in the Delta. Problems and risks for the inhabitants are likely to increase due to sea level rise and higher river discharges. At the same time the population and economy of Ho Chi Minh City are growing rapidly. The city is expanding, also towards the sea.
The VCAPS project aims to develop an adaptation strategy for Ho Chi Minh City jointly with Vietnamese stakeholders. IVM focuses on assessing changes in flood risk under the expected changes and on developing and evaluating adaptation strategies.