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Countries in the Mekong region, such as Thailand and Vietnam, are among the world's most exposed countries to flooding.

This guide summarises a detailed integrated urban flood management (IUFM) guide and supporting tools which have been developed around a 5 step process for selecting the best portfolio of grey, green and non-structural solutions to address the urban water challenges faced by Mekong countries. The guide and tools are based on leading international research, established valuation and comparison methodologies and local expertise.

The guide introduces 4 case studies in Vietnam and Thailand, that demonstrate how the tools and processes are applied in practice:

  • the Sukhumvit district in Bangkok (Thailand)
  • Rayong (Thailand)
  • Tam Phu Park in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
  • Phu Quoc (Thailand).

The project was established by the World Bank and the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and was implemented by the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) and the International Centre for Environmental Management (ICEM). It was supported by the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) as part of its Australia-Mekong Water Facility.