“Solutions for secondary cities in Global south to cope with climate change”, Can Tho City, Vietnam, 8 – 10 December, 2015.

HỘI THẢO QUỐC TẾ 3 NGÀY “THIẾT KẾ XANH TRONG QUẢN LÝ TỔNG HỢP CHU TRÌNH NƯỚC ĐÔ THỊ – GIẢI PHÁP ĐỐI VỚI CÁC THÀNH PHỐ CẤP 2 Ở CÁC QUỐC GIA ĐANG PHÁT TRIỂN”, thành phố Cần Thơ, Việt Nam, ngày 8 – 10, tháng 12, 2015.

at IRIS Hotel Can Tho
224 30/4 street, Xuan Khanh ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho city, Vietnam

INTRODUCTION

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Debate on how to address climate change impacts has brought forth adaptation to the centre stage in the discussions on urban development. Urban adaptation is as old as cities themselves. However, at the moment there are two different drivers for adaptation, namely addressing current adaptation needs vs addressing medium and long-term needs, which lead into two different domains of adaptation action. While in principle the goal of all adaptation actions should be unified, namely, to improve liveability, sustainability and resilience of cities, at a practical level these two adaptation domains are often at conflict. This is particularly the case in rapidly developing cities as exemplified by secondary cities in the global south where significant adaptation deficits in addition to adaptation gaps exist. (Pathirana et al., 2015) In order to minimize the conflict and maximise the benefit from multiple value of adaptation across the two domains, it is necessary to attempt to unify adaptation into a directed force that attempts to address both domains. Green designs are at the heart of these flexible, low-regret and agile adaptation processes.

Can Tho city is the largest urban centre in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta and in many ways a secondary city in a developing country. In the past years, there were a number of research activities which have been going on in Can Tho city on different aspects (technical, social, governance) of urban flood management, water quality management and climate change adaptation. One example is the phase I and II of the “Post-graduate Research Programme on Adaptation to Climate Change in the Mekong River Basin (PRoACC) – Sub-theme: Urbanization”.  This project evolved from first understanding physical aspects of climate adaptation issues of the city, towards related societal and governance issues and have reached the stage of looking at specific interventions and solutions. In 2015, after two training workshops with relevant stakeholders in Can Tho city, stakeholders agreed that it is important to focus on green (or soft) measures (e.g. Rainwater harvesting Green Design Elements like infiltration facilities, urban wetlands etc.) beside the necessary hard measures (e.g. dyke systems, large-scale water supply interventions). In addition to the focus  on the central objective (e.g. Flood management), multiple and additional benefits (e.g. ecosystem services, recreational spaces, etc.), looking at the interrelatedness of different elements of urban water cycle is essential for the city to cope with climate change and urban flood issues.  There are significant knowledge and skills gaps in this context. The last stakeholder consultation/training workshop in September 2015 showed that there is an urgent need to demonstrate (practice) how the benefits of such soft measures could help the city. These would, in addition, be a solid base to mainstream soft – measures into middle and long – term strategy of climate change adaptation and Urban Flood reduction.

The objectives of the workshop are:

  1. Facilitate sharing of experiences from different cities in the region and elsewhere.
  2. Summarize most important research findings from the last PROACC project
  3. Provide training for urban water cycle management.
  4. Look at future opportunities for action-research in the domain of urban water cycle management and climate adaptation.

 

The workshop plenary will be on 8th of December in the form of an international seminar. The following two days (9th and 10th) are reserved for practical training activities through two parallel workshops. One workshop is focussed on the actual integration of green/blue infrastructure into public space integrating concepts like multiple use/benefits, flexibility and liveability into urban water cycle management. The other workshop will be on Modelling Water Transport and Distribution Networks which is a part of an on-going project “Climate change and water supply in the Mekong River Delta” will be conducted in conjunction with Can Tho University

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8th December 2015

Time Event Presenter
DAY 1: INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR
7:00 – 7:30 Registration
7:30 – 7:35 Welcome speech

 

 

Ms. Vo Thi Hong Anh – Vice Chairman of  Can Tho people Committee.
7:35 – 7:45 Guest of Honour Ms. Hasanti Dissanayake, Embassador of D.S.R. of Sri Lanka to Vietnam.
7:45 – 8:05 Guest of Honour

“Dutch initiatives to water management in Vietnam”

Mr. Tom Kompier
8:05-8:10  

Opening speech

Mr. Ky Quang Vinh,  Head of Climate Change Coordination office (CCCO)
8:15 – 9:00 Key note: Best practices in Integrated Urban Water Cycle Management Assoc. Prof. Assela Pathirana (UNESCO-IHE)
9:00 – 9:30 Dutch Room for the river project and its lessons Prof. Chris Zevenbergen (UNESCO-IHE)
9:30 – 10:00 SUDs in Malaysia: from the past to present Prof. Nor Azazi Zakaria (REDAC, Universiti Sains Malaysia)
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:00 Adapting the drinking water system for climate change: experience of

Ho Chi Minh City

Mr. Rik Dierx (VITENS)
11:00-11:30 Education for climate adaptation Dr. Nguyen Thi Hien Thuan (IMHEN, MONRE)
11:30-12:00 Adaptation: What we want and what we can? Mr. Ho Long Phi ( WACC, VNU-HCM)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Urban Water supply system and adaptation concerns Assoc. Prof. Nemanja Trifunovic (UNESCO-IHE)
13:30 – 14:00 Improving flood resilience of Can Tho City: Big infrastructure and household adaptation Mr. Mohanasundar Radhakirshnan (UNESCO-IHE)
14:00 – 14:30 Retrofitting Sustainable Urban Drainage System – a case study for Hoang Van Thu park areas, Ho Chi Minh city Mr. Duong Van Truc (SAWAEN)
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:00 Experience from Green Cities projects in Indonesia Mr. Dikman Maheng (Muhammadiyah University of Kendari)
16:00 – 16:30 Green Urban Design for Can Tho city: Where to start? Dr. Nguyen Hong Quan (IER, VNU – HCM)
17:00 – 17:30 Discussions and Workshop summary Assoc. Prof. Assela Pathirana (UNESCO-IHE)
17:30 – 20:30 Workshop Dinner
DAY 2, 3: PARALLEL TRAINING WORKSHOP
9 – 10th Dec. 2015 Training 1

Urban Water Supply Network – Analysis and modelling – Coordinated by Assoc. Prof. Nemanja Trifunovic

Training 2

Operational Water Sensitive Urban Design: Developing small scale design proposal incorporating flood resilience and multiple benefits – Coordinated Mr. William Veerbeek

TRAINING WORKSHOP 1: URBAN WATER SUPPLY NETWORK – ANALYSIS AND MODELLING (9 – 10th Dec. 2015)

Day 1 – Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Slot Time Activity Content Remark
1.1 08:30 – 10:00 Lecture Steady-state hydraulics of pressurised flows: single pipe calculation, branched and looped networks; pressure driven demand. Classroom with PC beamer
1.2 10:00 – 10:15 Break Coffee, tea
1.3 10:30 – 12:00 Lecture Main principles of hydraulic and water quality modelling of distribution networks. Classroom with PC beamer
1.4 12:00 – 13:00 Break Lunch
1.5 13:00 – 14:30 Demonstration Main characteristics of EPANET software; running EPANET simulations in PDD mode. Classroom with PC beamer
1.6 14:30 – 14:45 Break
1.7 14:45 – 15:15 Discussion Discussion within the workshop Classroom with PC beamer
1.8 15:15 – 15:40 Break Coffee, tea
1.9 15:40 – 17:00 Discussion Plenary
End of day 1

Day 2 – Thursday, 10 December 2015
Slot Time Activity Content Remark
2.1 08:30 – 10:00 Computer exercise Demand modelling, pipe design, demand growth, valve modelling. Classroom with PC beamer; participants work on their laptops
2.2 10:00 – 10:15 Break Coffee, tea
2.3 10:30 – 12:00 Computer exercise Hydraulics of storage and pumps. Classroom with PC beamer; participants work on their laptops
2.4 12:00 – 13:00 Break Lunch
2.5 13:00 – 14:30 Computer exercise Water quality modelling: modelling of chlorine residuals, water age and trace of demand from multiple sources; failure analysis and calculation of demand losses. Classroom with PC beamer; participants work on their laptops
2.6 14:30 – 14:45 Break Coffee, tea
2.7 14:45 – 15:15 Discussion Classroom with PC beamer
2.8 15:15 – 15:40 Break Coffee, tea
2.9 15:40 – 17:00 Discussion Plenary
End of day 2

 

TRAINING WORKSHOP 2: OPERATIONAL WATER SENSITIVE URBAN DESIGN: DEVELOPING SMALL SCALE DESIGN PROPOSAL INCORPORATING FLOOD RESILIENCE AND MULTIPLE BENEFITS (9 – 10th Dec. 2015)

DAY 1 (9th December 2015)
8:30 – 14: 30 Training workshop
PLENARY SECTION
14:30 – 17: 00  
14:30 – 15:00 Retention basin for Urban flood reduction: a detail plan for Ho Chi Minh city Assoc. Prof. Chau Nguyen Xuan Quang (WACC, VNU – HCM)
15:00 – 15:30  

Practical aspects green design crossing scales in Malaysia.

Prof. Nor Azazi Zakaria
15:30–16:00  

Tea break

16:00–17:00 Discussion and exchange of experiences from parallel workshops

(Including 10 min reporting presentation from each parallel group)

DAY 2 (10th December 2015)
8:30 – 14: 30 Training workshop
PLENARY SECTION
14:30 – 15:00 ABC waters programme of Singapore Ms. Xu Pinh Goh
15:00 – 15:30 Dutch experience in urban water management Mr. William Veerbeek (UNESCO-IHE)
15:30–16:00 Tea break
16:00–17:00 Discussion and exchange of experiences from parallel workshops

(Including 10 min reporting presentation from each parallel group)

 

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International Organizer:

UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education

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Contact:
Dr. Assela Pathirana, Associate Professor of Integrated Urban Water Cycle Management

T: +31(0)15 215 1854
E: a.pathirana@unesco-ihe.org
M: +31(0)6 146 29944
A: Westvest 7, 2611 AX Delft,
The Netherlands

Local Organizers:

Climate Change Coordination Office of Can Tho city (CCCO)

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Institute for Environment and Resources (IER) – Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Minh city (VNU-HCM)

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Contact:
Dr.-Ing. Nguyen Hong Quan
Institute for Environment and Resources (IER), Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh city (VNU – HCM)
142 To Hien Thanh, District 10, Ho Chi Minh city
Tel.: +84-8-38651132 (ext.:31)
Fax : +84-8-38655670
Mobile: +84-908275996
Email: hongquanmt@yahoo.com

Liên hệ: TS. Nguyễn Hồng Quân
Viện Môi trường và Tài nguyên (IER) – Đại học Quốc gia Tp. Hồ Chí Minh
142 Tô Hiến Thành, Quận 10, Tp. Hồ Chí Minh
Tel.: +84-8-38651132 (ext.:31)
Fax : +84-8-38655670
Di động: +84-908275996
Email: hongquanmt@yahoo.com

 

Sponsors:

Main Sponsor:
Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, The Government of the Netherlands

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Supported by:

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