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    • ISSN: 1793-8236 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title Int. J. Eng. Technol.
    • Frequency:  Quarterly 
    • DOI: 10.7763/IJET
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IJET 2019 Vol.11(5): 299-304 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2019.V11.1165

Thailand’s Floating House Project: Safe and Sustainable Living with Flooding

P. Saengpanya and A. Kintarak

Abstract—Thailand is suffering from the major floods in the recent years. Numbers of people were killed properties were damaged, and livelihoods were aggravated by flood water. Such destructions give a sign of adaptation to this natural disaster. In fact, flooding happens almost every year in Thailand during the monsoon season. Government sector has announced “Thailand’s Water Resource Management Strategy” as a framework for all dimensions of water management. Apart from an implementation of ‘Thailand’s Water Resource Management Strategy’, community has an option to counterpart flooding in the non-defensive way. Back in the past, Thais were conventional to living with water; majority of transportation took place in canal network, elevated houses tell a clear story of amphibious way of life. Houses in the former time were elevated against seasonal flood waters. Currently, cost effective amphibious houses are being developed as an alternative to conventional elevated house to fit more for future urbanization, sustainable living and help community enhance flood resilience in more convenient way.

Index Terms—Climate change adaptation, amphibious structure, flood mitigation, disaster resilience.

P. Saengpanya is with the Faculty of Engineering, Ramkhamhaeng University, Huamark, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240, Thailand (email: k_panarat@yahoo.com, pat.eng@ru.ac.th).
A. Kintarak is with Research Team of Amphibious Structure Project of Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok 10240, Thailand (email: antkin@gmail.com).


Cite: P. Saengpanya and A. Kintarak, "Thailand’s Floating House Project: Safe and Sustainable Living with Flooding," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 299-304, 2019.

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