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The Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the Disaster Risk Management Strategies of Island Communities in Cat Hai, Vietnam

cddjournal.org - Hoang Thi Bich Hop  Nguyen Huu Ninh  Le Thi Thu Hien
Received: 30 October 2016 / Accepted: 27 June 2017/ Published online: 10 July 2017
https://doi.org/10.18783/cddj.v002.i02.a03

Highlights

The residents of Cat Hai Island were able to preserve their traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) in predicting storms and floods.

Although TEK on storm and flood prediction was widely used by the residents, the knowledge was not integrated into the current disaster risk management (DRM) scheme of the island.

The DRM of the island can be improved by integrating relevant TEK.

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Flooded Mines Cause Toxic Sludge in Vietnam

             

The Mong Duong coal mine in Vietnam's Quang Ninh province has flooded, spilling toxic sludge that contaminated land, rivers and coastline  Photo: Luu Quy Doan/Vnexpress

CLICK HERE - SITUATION REPORTS - United Nations - Vietnam

United Nations - irinnews.org - by Vu Duy - August 7, 2015

HANOI, 7 August 2015 (IRIN) - Toxic sludge that spilled out of open pit coal mines during 10 days of heavy rains may have seriously contaminated farmland, rivers and coastal areas in northern Vietnam.

Flooding has killed 30 people, wiped out roads and damaged thousands of homes, the United Nations said in a situation report on Wednesday. The UN also warned of potential risks to the environment, health and water sanitation after coal mines in Quang Ninh province flooded, spilling thick streams of dark sludge into the countryside.

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Vietnam - Typhoon Haiyan Information

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