Analysis Of The Water Related Adaptation Interventions For Thai Binh Province

1185 WordsJan 21, 20165 Pages
At the community level, from my observation in work, I recognized that the local communities have the best capability to adapt with the adverse impacts. People had managed to protect their livelihood resources such as cropping fields, ponds, aquaculture farms and domestic facilities. For example, in the early rainy season, some focal groups of local residents are formed. These groups are responsible for monitoring the water levels and protecting proactively the irrigation facilities and the critical areas of dykes. In order to cope with inundation, local residents have to work together to dredge the small channels and to upgrade the paddy field embankments when they get the heavy rain forecast. They have stored fresh water and changed in their water use to cope with potential floods, storm, inundation and drought. In short, the water-related adaptation interventions in Thai Binh province focuses on upgrading hard facilities in irrigation and water supply systems; capacity building programs; afforestation in coastal zones and developing the local communities respond effectively to climate change. iii. Management operation Management in climate change adaptation plays an important role to ensure the success of interventions. The primary approach in Vietnam administrative management is a top-down approach. In climate change adaptation management, national organizations develop the policies, strategies, plans and national programs to adapt with adverse impacts. The lower

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