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Environment/Energy (Climate change)

Integrated Study Project on Hydro-Meteorological Prediction and Adaptation to Climate Change in Thailand (IMPAC-T) Resolving Water-related Issues in Thailand through Observation and Prediction

Principal Investigator (Affiliation)
  • SDGs13
  • SDGs6
  • SDGs11
Prof.
OKI Taikan
(Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo)
Research Institutions in Japan The University of Tokyo / Kyoto University / Tohoku University
Research Institutions in Thailand Kasetsart University (KU) / Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) / Royal Irrigation Department (RID), etc.
Adoption fiscal year FY2008
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Kingdom of Thailand
General Description of the Research Project

Establishment of a support system for resolving water-related issues caused by climate change
Water-related disasters such as floods and droughts have grown, and may become even more serious as a result of climate change, land use change and so on. This project is working to propose effective techniques for management of water resources and models for water-related disaster mitigation, and to create support systems for policy implementation. The existing rainfall observation networks of the Thai Meteorological Department and the Royal Irrigation Department and local survey information enhances the accuracy of numerical simulations, thereby leading to an integrated system for hydrological information that can be used for the estimation of variability of the hydrological cycle accompanying climate change and land use change.

Exploring flood adaptation strategies through field surveys in the Chao Phraya River basin
A system for accumulating observational data and a system that integrates the observational data and water resource management models were developed. In 2011, an emergency survey of flooding in the Chao Phraya River basin was conducted, and contributed to the planning for adaptation. In January 2014, the integrated system for hydrological information, incorporating the monitoring systems, has been launched.

Photo gallery
Study of the operational status of an drainage treatment facility on the left bank of the Chao Phraya River

Study of the operational status of an drainage treatment facility on the left bank of the Chao Phraya River

H08 numerical simulation was installed and run on workshop participants' laptops for the Chao Phraya River basin as an example.

H08 numerical simulation was installed and run on workshop participants' laptops for the Chao Phraya River basin as an example.

Research discussion at Meteorological Radar Station with Japanese and Thai researchers

Research discussion at Meteorological Radar Station with Japanese and Thai researchers

Research project members

Research project members

Research Project Web site http://impact.eng.ku.ac.th/cc/
Press Release May 9, 2013
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