The project comprises four work packages which function as interlinked components within the multidisciplinary assessment framework:

  • The operational backbone of ValBGI is a work package that establishes a stakeholder group to work alongside the research team from start to end. This component assesses (and when necessary stimulates) the awareness of alternative natural processes-based BGI options among local and regional urban planners and other key stakeholders.

  • A second work package reviews existing flood models for Can Tho and the Vietnamese Mekong Delta and develops a new high-resolution modelling system to assess the effectiveness of selected BGI measures in reducing flood risk.

  • In the third work package, changes in the provision of ecosystem services following the installation of BGI measures will be assessed and mapped.

  • In the fourth work package costs and benefits of BGI measures (in terms of flood risk reductions and improvements of urban natural capital) are quantified by means of valuation, and cost-benefit analyses of BGI scenarios are conducted.

2018WP1: Diagnostic phase/Stakeholder workshop I and mapping
2019WP1: Creative phase/Stakeholder workshop II
WP2: Review of hydrological models/Development of an integrated model
WP3: Holistic Ecosystem Service Analysis
WP4: Literature review and collation of BGI costs/Valuation of flood risk reductions
2020WP1: Stakeholder workshop III
WP2: Scenario development
WP3: Quantification of Ecosystem Service benefits/ Mapping of Ecosystem Service benefits
WP4: Valuation survey preparation/ survey and data analysis
2021WP1: Challenge phase
WP4: Cost-benefit analyses of scenarios

Theme by the University of Stirling

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