Thai Coastal Communities

Modelling experts are helping Thai coastal communities prepare for climate change

In News by Stephanie Brain

Helping Thai coastal communities
prepare for climate change

Helping Thai coastal communities
prepare for climate change

Ambiental is amongst a group of international researchers helping South East Asian countries to develop resilience to hazards such as floods, droughts, storm surges and landslides

Hydrometeorological hazards pose a direct threat to lives and livelihoods of people living in South East Asia, from death and injury to damaged or destroyed homes, businesses, transport links, power supplies and agricultural land. Climate change and population growth are increasing the number of people at risk, and changes in land use and the expansion of urban areas has led to a shift in how floods and droughts impact communities.

Academics have established a joint programme to improve understanding of the impacts of these hazards and Ambiental was asked by the University of Sussex to undertake the modelling of six different catchments in an area of Thailand covering river, island and concentrated coastal communities.

A case study just launched on our website describes the project in more detail.

Read more on how Ambiental is helping Thai coastal communities prepare for climate change

Thai Coastal Flooding

FloodMap extents for the 1 in 50yr severity for 2020 (blue) and predicted in 2090 (red)

It has been challenging to determine the best local methodology for how we should compare the current and future flows, however the model we have developed is consistent and robust, and is the foundation for us to further develop our modelling techniques on another similar project in future.”José Tenedor, Technical Consultant

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