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Sustainable Cities Workshop #1: Urban Flood Resilience

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Siam Innovation District (เมืองนวัตกรรมแห่งสยาม)

Wang Mai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330

Thailand

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What if you can redesign your city?
What's your utopia?

Welcome to our first chapter of the Sustainable Cities Workshop series - Urban Flood Resilience!

‘Flood’ seems so distant from our everyday life but once it hits our city, we all say “this is such a disaster!” Let’s look back in 2011, Thailand faced a severe flooding for over 5 months. More than 20,000 square kilometers of farmland was damaged. The economy was frozen; firms stopped working, tourists canceled the trips, food price skyrocketed, and even the residential areas in Bangkok were flooded. It was a real disaster because the water stayed in the city for so long.

What if flood can be drained very quickly and the city is bounced back to a normal stage instantly.
Flooding would be no longer a big deal, wouldn’t it?

Come and join us to discuss ‘Urban Flood Resilience’ in this workshop. You will get to explore flooding from many perspectives; the relationship between flood-city-people, cause & effect, case studies of innovative solutions, and we will brainstorm together how to make our city resilient for the next unpredictable event.

14:00 - 14:20 Welcome Fika & Exhibition area

14:20 - 14:30 Welcome Speech and Introduction to Sustainable Cities Workshop #1

14:30 - 14:45 Urban planning and infrastructures for flood risk reduction
Speaker: Dr.-Ing. Rattikarn Khambud, Urban Planner, Department of Public work and Town & Country Planning, Ministry of Interior Thailand

14:45 - 15:00 Case study 1: Let’s see how others do!
Speaker:
Phat Pumchawsaun, Project Engineer - Hydropower, The Innovative Power Flagship of PTT Group

15:00 - 15:15 Case study 2: Innovation from Cross Sectors
Speaker: Sustainability expert from the private sector/non-government organization*

15:15 - 15:40 Panel discussion: Where are we on the city scale for urban flood resilience?

Panelists:
1) Asst. Prof. Dr. Nuanchan Singkran, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies*
2) Dr.-Ing. Rattikarn Khambud, Urban Planner
3) Water management expert from SEI-Asia, Bangkok office*
4) Sustainability expert from the private sector/non-government organization*
Moderator: Phat Pumchawsaun

15:40 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:00 Idea Generation Workshop: Let’s localize the challenge to our context.
Facilitator: Chulee Wangsirilert

*subject to change and to be confirmed.
**The workshop will be run in both Thai and English






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Wang Mai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330

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