ADB IHE Delft Knowledge Partnership
Asian Development Bank - IHE Delft

Flood Risk Management

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), through IHE Delft, commissioned Deltares to provide support to the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) of Thailand by means of a two-month support study. The study largely focused on reviewing past reports and recommendations on water resources and flood management.

In August and September 2011 Thailand experienced exceptionally heavy rains causing the worst flooding in Thailand since 1942. Some 800 deaths were reported with widespread damage and losses to homes, factories, businesses, transport and energy infrastructure, social service facilities and agricultural crops and livestock.

Early 2012, long term Water Resources Management (WRM) master planning In Thailand was felt inadequate and proposed immediate solutions for the upcoming rainy season were considered rather ad hoc. Hence, The Asian Development Bank (ADB), through IHE Delft, commissioned Deltares to provide support to the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) of Thailand. This two-month support study largely focused on reviewing past reports and recommendations on water resources and flood management.

During the execution of the study it was agreed to also assist NESDB and the ADB in drafting an outline proposal for follow-up work on master planning. As such, ongoing support to NESDB can be assured and bridging towards new activities as initiated by the ADB can be realized.

ADB's Water Resources Management support study

Download the full review study here.