IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE TREND OF CHANGES IN TEMPERATURE, RAINFALL AND WATER LEVEL OF THE SAI GON RIVER IN HO CHI MINH CITY

Mai Thi Nguyen, Phu Le Vo
2011 Science and Technology Development Journal  
In a recent World Bank report showed that Viet Nam was one of the five (5) countries that are most affected by sea level rise, a consequence of climate change. Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), a Vietnam's biggest city, is accordingly identified as a most area significantly impacted by climate change in the Mekong Delta region. For those countries affected by climate change, future studies on extent and degree of impacts as well as setting out the national strategy and measures adapting to climate
more » ... ng to climate change is urgently and a vital of concern. This paper will present surveyed and analyzed results of possible impacts of climate change in Ho Chi Minh City, including: changes of mean temperature over the past 30 years (1979-2008); changes of rainfall (and density) and water level at the Sai Gon River in the period of 1978-2008. In addition, some specific measures for climate change adaptation are also addressed and proposed in the context of Ho Chi Minh City.
doi:10.32508/stdj.v14i2.1920 fatcat:l3mg37cggzcbli62mtnnoucr2y