Measures to help coastal areas adapt to climate change were discussed at a workshop in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on May 15.

The discussions were part of the VIETADAPT project – a joint effort of the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), the Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment (IMHEN) and the Vietnamese Centre for Water Resources Planning and Investigation (CWRPI).

The project is financed by ICI Funds under the Finish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Participants looked at climate change scenarios of target areas, debated climate change impacts on socio-economic development, and identified areas vulnerable to climate change.

Experts of the GTK, IMHEN, and CWRPI presented the outcomes of their studies on trends of temperature, rainfall, sea level rise and climate change scenarios of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.

They also reported on climate change impacts on underground water resources in the province, and recommended climate change adaptation measures for the locality.-VNA