Strategic Environmental Assessment for Flood Management Plan in Thailand: A Review of the New Framework

Authors : Wilawan Boonsri Prathaithep; Vilas Nitivattananon

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 5 - May

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Natural hazards are a complex problem. Addressing the floods associated with natural hazards require action at all levels from local to national yet coordinating these nets response to achieve across of action is challenging. An integrated approach is needed to lessen the damages. Several countries are adaptive and integrated systems of flood management planning in addition to standard structural and non-structural solutions. This paper points out the challenges with the situation on disasters and the human environment in Thailand, to investigate the potential of strategic environmental assessment (SEA), and to propose SEA approach to the implementation of the new framework. This paper recommends that SEA is the one way towards achieving more sustainable form of development plan and propose a paradigm to integrate SEA process within the flood management planning process in the country. The results of this study can be employed to countries that have similar situation.

Keywords : Flood Management Plan; Strategic Environmental Assessment; Environmental Development.


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