USAID Supports PDC’s Flood Early Warning Project in Vietnam

  • Floods - Southeastern, United States

    12 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Vietnam

    34 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Java Province, Indonesia

    19 minutes ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

    22 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northwestern England, United Kingdom

    24 minutes ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Floods - Guatemala

    28 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Orange County (Blue Ridge Fire), California, United States

    29 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    30 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    36 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    36 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - West Java Province, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Cambodia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Flood - Lexington Park--California--Chesapeake Ranch Estates, MD Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Atlanta, GA Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Dalton, GA Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - N of Yuba City, California - United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Orange County (Silverado Fire), California, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Grand County (East Troublesome Fire), Colorado, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Carbon County (Mullen Fire), Wyoming, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Crescent City (Slater and Devil Fires), California - United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Larimer County (Cameron Peak Fire), Colorado, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Fresno (Creek Fire), California - United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Tropical Depression - Atsani

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Piggott, AR Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cassville, MO Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Tropical Storm - Zeta

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mobile, AL Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Fort Leonard Wood, MO Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Antananarivo - Madagascar

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Ambatondrazaka, Toamasina - Madagascar

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Chattanooga, TN--GA Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Typhoon - Goni

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Newport, TN Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Highwind - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - South Shetland Islands

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - South Shetland Islands

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 35 km W of Rauco, Chile

    15 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Easter Island region

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - South Shetland Islands

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Karnataka, India

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Dominican Republic

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northeastern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northwestern Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Mozambique

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 63 km N of La Serena, Chile

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 56 km WSW of Changuillo, Peru

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 65 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Pacaya, Guatemala

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 123 km NNE of Atka, Alaska

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Southwestern Ethiopia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Laos

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - South Sudan

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - West Sumatra Province, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Kalimantan Province, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - North Cotabato, Philippines

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Guimbal, Philippines

    2 days ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Bagerhat, Bangladesh

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Jamaica

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Chikungunya - Chad

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

    4 months ago WARNING

  • Monkeypox - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    4 weeks ago WARNING

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September 7, 2012

An important flood early warning project in Vietnam moves into Phase II, aiming to increase the capacity of local disaster managers to save lives and livelihoods in the flood-prone country.

USAID Vietnam Mission Director Francis Donovan, left, is seen at the launch event for the USAID MARD Flood Modeling and Early Warning Capacity Development–Phase II (FEW2) Project with professional interpreter Mr. Doan Duc Luu and PDC Deputy Executive Director Chris Chiesa. 

Deputy Executive Director Chris Chiesa and Southeast Asia Program Advisor Nathan Sage represented PDC at the August 24 launch of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)-supported Flood Modeling and Early Warning Capacity Development – Phase II (FEW2) Project in Hanoi, Vietnam. “PDC has been working with the Government of Vietnam since 2004 to enhance their capacity in disaster management and early warning processes,” Chiesa said, “We are very excited about this next phase of activity with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and very appreciative of the support provided by USAID.”

USAID Vietnam Mission Director Francis Donovan and USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) Principal Regional Advisor for East Asia Pacific Region Al Dwyer attended a project launch meeting, which was chaired by MARD Vice Minister Dr. Hoang Van Thang.

The project will enhance the ability for central-level decision makers and provincial-level disaster managers to forecast flood events, assess their likely impacts, and reach those at risk with meaningful warning messages. These functions will be carried out using a web-accessed decision support system called VinAWARE, developed by PDC and based on PDC’s own DisasterAWARE platform.

“This project will improve the accuracy and timeliness of flood forecasting and early warning systems, benefiting an estimated 4.4 million people in 10 provinces of central Vietnam,” said USAID Mission Director Francis Donovan.

For the FEW2 Project PDC will work directly with the MARD Disaster Management Center. PDC partners who will assist with the project include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Vietnam National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) and the Vietnam Water Resources University (WRU).

The project launch event was attended by 35 representatives of Vietnamese and international organizations, including American Red Cross, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), UNDP, Ministry of Defense Standing Office of the National Committee for Search & Rescue, and Vietnam Red Cross.

Explore the longstanding relationship between PDC and Vietnam by way of these resources: 

• An article about Dr. Nguyen Huu Phuc’s recent visit to PDC.
• The story of the Vietnam training curriculum developed by PDC, 2010
• Special training in the use of PDC’s DisasterAWARE was conducted in Vietnam
• News of PDC projects in Vietnam as of April 2010
• Visitors came to PDC as part of the Flood Early Warning Phase One project
• A description of the first use of the VinAWARE decision support system
• There are hundreds of pages about Vietnam at www.pdc.org, which can be found by using the
“Search this site” box, upper left on the home page.
• A fact sheet on International Capacity Development
• The story of the 2005 Landslide Workshop produced in Vietnam
• A Vietnamese intern gained professional experience at PDC in 2008
• The first Flood Early Warning Project launched in 2009
• To see what Dr. Phuc and the DMC are doing, go to www.dmc.gov.vn.

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