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Dr. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Nga

Vietnamese-German University

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Dr. Nguyen Tan Hung is a postdoctoral research of disaster risk management in the sustainable urban development program( (SUD), Vietnamese German University (VGU).

He graduated as Dr.-Ing on land management in TU Darmstadt (Technische University Darmstadt – Germany) & worked over 4 years in doing research and teaching, consulting in urban development and planning.

His recent researches concentrates institutional arrangement in urban development, climate resilience and solutions to support community-based resilience and  and environmental assessment in the Mekong Delta region and flooding situation in large cities in Vietnam.

Dr. Tuyet-Nga T. Nguyen is environmental microbiologist of the project “Detection of Sars-Covid 2 in wastewater of Ho Chi Minh city and Binh Duong province” at Water Technology, Reuse and Management (WT), Vietnamese-German University (VGU).
She graduated as PhD on environmental microbial diversity in Université Paris-Saclay – France & worked over 4 years in doing research and teaching in environmental microbiology and pollution on water quality.
Her recent researches concentrate on microbial diversity in different ecosystems, climate resilience and NBS (natural based-solution) in the Mekong Delta region

Presentation highlights

  • Disaster risk management
  • Risk management policy
  • Community-based resilience

Paper Abstract

European flood risk management: a comparative analysis from German-French flood mitigation policy regime

Major flooding events frequently affect multiple countries located in the same river basin, making flood mitigation a crucial concern in these areas, particularly in transboundary regions. France and Germany have historically shared experiences regarding flood risk management, drawing on both their differences and commonalities. However, there is a lack of research concerning the challenges and perspectives related to the implementation of flood risk management strategies in these countries. This study determines the integration of flood-related concerns into spatial planning in the European context through a comparative case study. The research was conducted by collecting secondary data from various sources to examine a comparative analysis of the effectiveness of the existing legal and institutional frameworks for flood management in these two countries. The analysis evaluated three criteria: 1) the legal and institutional framework for managing flood and flood-related issues, 2) progress in implementing national flood mitigation strategies, and 3) international cooperation in transboundary regions within the context of the European framework for flood risk management. The study’s findings reveal several key factors that contribute to effective flood mitigation strategies. Firstly, the spatial planning system plays a crucial role in achieving the fundamental goals of national flood mitigation strategies, with decentralized power and autonomous planning at the local level being essential drivers. Secondly, coordination is identified as a critical factor. Both systems employ comprehensive approaches that integrate non-structural measures with existing structural measures. Finally, international cooperation is shown to evolve from voluntary to mandatory (via binding agreements) due to the need to address multilateral issues through institutional change.

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