JDR Vol.8 No.3 pp. 386-396
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2013.p0386


Field and Interview Surveys of the Flood of 2011, Thailand

Hiroshi Takebayashi*, Keiichi Toda**, Hajime Nakagawa*,
and Hao Zhang*

*Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Higashinoguchi, Shimomisu, Yokoouji Fushimi, Kyoto 612-8235, Japan

**Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto-Daigaku-Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8540, Japan

February 25, 2013
May 17, 2013
June 1, 2013
2011 Thailand flood, field survey, interview survey, Chao Phraya River, Bangkok
One of the Thailand’s worst floods occurred in the autumn of 2011. A wide area of the Chao Phraya River basin, including Bangkok, was inundated for a long time. Heavy flood damage expanded not only in Thailand but in many parts of the world. The authors formed a research group and carried out an interview survey in the field in Thailand in November 2011 and in January 2012. We investigated the flood situation and damage in and around Bangkok. We also did so in Ayutthaya, where a world heritage site and an industrial park are located. Based on our findings, we discuss suitable countermeasures for reducing flood damage in Bangkok.
Cite this article as:
H. Takebayashi, K. Toda, H. Nakagawa, and H. Zhang, “Field and Interview Surveys of the Flood of 2011, Thailand,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.8 No.3, pp. 386-396, 2013.
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    http://disaster. thai/EOCReport17JAN.pdf

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