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dc.titleResistance versus resilience approaches in road planning and design in delta areas: Mekong floodplains in Cambodia and Vietnam
dc.contributor.authorDouven, W.
dc.contributor.authorBuurman, J.
dc.contributor.authorBeevers, L.
dc.contributor.authorVerheij, H.
dc.contributor.authorGoichot, M.
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, N.A.
dc.contributor.authorTruong, H.T.
dc.contributor.authorNgoc, H.M.
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-06T07:04:53Z
dc.date.available2016-09-06T07:04:53Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.citationDouven, W., Buurman, J., Beevers, L., Verheij, H., Goichot, M., Nguyen, N.A., Truong, H.T., Ngoc, H.M. (2012-12). Resistance versus resilience approaches in road planning and design in delta areas: Mekong floodplains in Cambodia and Vietnam. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 55 (10) : 1289-1310. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2011.644848
dc.identifier.issn09640568
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/126691
dc.description.abstractEngineering works in river basins that explicitly take into account floodplain hydraulic processes and dynamics, demonstrate a move towards more sustainable development in riparian areas. In this paper, this concept is applied to road planning and design in floodplains. The paper suggests that although a resilience strategy might require higher initial investments than a resistance strategy, in the longer term it will result in lower costs in terms of road damage and ecological damage. Results are presented from four cases in the Mekong floodplains where different strategies towards road planning, varying in resilience, have been assessed for their hydraulic, ecological, social and economic impacts based on a combination of modelling results, expert judgement and secondary data sources. The study finds that, with the exception of extreme cases, the impact of roads has a limited impact on the floodplain hydraulics. However, even small changes in flood dynamics (arrival of the peak, duration) may have large ecological impacts, especially if cumulative impacts of more road developments are taken into account. The results illustrate that road planning and design in floodplains is a complicated task that requires an integrated approach. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectflood management
dc.subjectMekong floodplain
dc.subjectresilience approaches
dc.subjectroad planning
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentSINGAPORE-DELFT WATER ALLIANCE
dc.description.doi10.1080/09640568.2011.644848
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of Environmental Planning and Management
dc.description.volume55
dc.description.issue10
dc.description.page1289-1310
dc.identifier.isiut000312534800002
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