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Bangkok’s small amount of green space means the city has limited spaces that can be made into flood retention areas. Meanwhile, the country’s heavy rainfall continues to cause chaos. Some experts are suggesting innovative solutions to the problem. An associate professor at Chulalongkorn University says the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration needs to use incentives for land owners to offer their land for water retention. The lecturer, Sucharit Koontanukulvong, is a lecture at the Department of Water Resources Engineering. In one example, Sucharit said the government could offer privileges to real estate companies by increasing the sizes of buildings in limited high […]

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Adverse weather patterns are likely to continue for some 3 years due to the Solar Cycle.  Coupled with climate change/ice melt/sea-level rise, Bangkok should be constructing Euro-style dykes and flood barriers as initial defences and look to relocate the capitol to higher ground.

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