Carol H. Yost
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Asia Foundation and JSRP Convene London Conference Development experts from the Foundation joined policymakers, practitioners, and academics at the London School of Economics.
July 09, 2014
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Flood Relief in Thailand
Supporting Flood Relief, Recovery, and Resilience Measures
In October 2011, Thailand faced its most severe flooding in half a century. An especially long and heavy monsoon season caused flooding from Bangkok's Chao Phraya River and several other neighboring river systems. Decades of inadequate planning and water resources management, as well as pressure from rapid urban growth, compromised the efficacy of both natural and built drainage courses from Bangkok to the Gulf of Thailand.