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.