Can Tho is situated the south of Vietnam, in the trade axis of Long Xuyen quadrangle, Ca Mau peninsula, Dong Thap Muoi and Ho Chi Minh city. The city is situated on the banks of the Hau River and it serves as the political and commercial centre of the Mekong.
The Mekong Delta basin has been considered to be one of the most sensitive areas in the world to climate change (WWF, 2009). Can Tho (the biggest city in the Vietnamese Mekong River Delta) is projected to be heavily affected by the annual (fluvial) flood, sea-level rise and enhancement of extreme rainfall due to urban growth-driven, microclimatic change (urban heat islands) (Huong and Pathirana, 2011; Tri et al 2013).
Blue-Green infrastructure (BGI) combines urban hydrological functions (blue infrastructure) with vegetation systems (green infrastructure) in urban landscape design. BGI represents a feasible and valuable solution to enhance the adaptability and resilience of urban areas facing challenges of climate change, as Can Tho.
Developing Blue-Green infrastructure (BGI) in Can Tho would offer a range of benefits such as:
Examples of BGI around the world:
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