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How can people live safely in coastal areas under conditions of climate change?

Dr Oliver Hensengerth, Northumbria University

How can people live safely in coastal areas under conditions of climate change?

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Drop into the British Academy on June 22-23 for our first Summer Showcase

Wander through our beautiful building to view 15 exhibits consisting of text panels, interactive elements and audio-visual displays created by the academics we fund. Meet our researchers, find out more about their projects and take part in hands-on activities.

Oliver Hensengerth’s exhibit explores new approaches to flood management in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Proactively Living with Floods: Developing New Approaches to Flood Management in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Flooding is a regular part of life for the people in tropical river deltas, yet climate change and growing infrastructure needs have increased the risk of serious incidents. This has produced complexity and uncertainty in responding to development challenges. Innovative solutions for knowledge co-production and sharing are required that benefit a large diversity of stakeholders. Drop in to engage with an interactive model of a river basin and animated children stories to find out how research involves communities and other stakeholders in disaster management.

Oliver Hensengerth is Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Northumbria University
Research Award: Newton Mobility Grant 2015

In collaboration with Maggie Roe, Newcastle University

Showcase opening times: Friday 22-Saturday 23 June,11am - 5pm

Late-night view: Friday 22nd June, 6.30-9pm  

Working with communities to manage Mekong Delta floods

Read more about the complexities of developing effective flood management policies in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.

Floor Plan:

You'll find this exhibit at Point 12 in the Council Room on the First Floor. Download our programme to plan your visit.

Exhibit 12

Newton Fund

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