Anh Cao

Project Researcher at the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo

Dr. Anh Cao obtained her Ph.D. from the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science – Global Leadership Initiative, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo. She has been working on adaptation trends in practices in Asian deltaic coastal cities, aiming to identify adaptation measures that are implemented to cope with flooding induced by sea level rise. She has conducted fieldwork in Tokyo and Ho Chi Minh City, interviews with city governments, and household questionnaire surveys with residents. Her work also explores risk perception, policy perception, and the social conflicts between stakeholders and limits to adaptation in these cities. Currently, Dr. Anh Cao is working as a project researcher at the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, focusing on the advanced practice of watershed flood management using surface hydrological prediction system. She conducted a nation-wide survey, investigating the current status of flood early warning systems at the local government level and highlighting biggest challenges in creating risk knowledge and disseminating early warnings. Her work enhances the application of soft measures (i.e., early warning systems) in flood risk reduction across Japan and other cities across the globe.

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