Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

Saowanit Prabnakorn

Date: 22 January 2020
Location: Westvest 7, 2611 AX Delft

Dissertation title: 

Integrated Flood and Drought Mitigation Measures and Strategies - Case Study: The Mun River Basin, Thailand

Group: IHE Delft
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Charlotte de Fraiture
Co-promotor: Dr. F.X. Suryadi


Thailand has periodically suffered from flooding during the wet season and from drought during the dry season. The catastrophes can take place in the same river basin at different periods. In general, due to differences in their inherent characteristics and time occurrences, flood and drought assessments have been conducted separately with different groups of people. As a result, mitigation measures and strategies have been proposed and implemented concerning with only individual project, no broad concern with river basin management. Therefore, until now, the government still cannot achieve the goals and objectives that is to solve both problems in Thailand. In this study, both flood and drought problems are analyzed, and the solutions of both are proposed by taking into consideration existing mitigation measures. The research focuses on rice agriculture because it is the main sector affected by both climate extremes and rice is the most important staple crop in the country. The study area is the Mun River Basin in the northeast, where both problems dominate.