21 March 2023, Bangkok – FutureTales LAB, a futurology center founded by MQDC, is collaborating with ESRI (Thailand), a leader in location intelligence and geo-informatics, to set up the “Urban Hazard Studio” data hub to study Bangkok’s flood risks.
“Urban Hazard Studio” will explore impacts from a “100-year flood” and bring sectors together to prevent and mitigate flood damage.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Seree Supraatid, Foresight Research Advisor on Climate Change & Disaster at FutureTales LAB, said that data from the Central Region and Greater Bangkok revealed 3 flood risks: 1. Urban flooding when heavy rain overwhelms the drainage system; 2. River flooding such as in 2011, 2021, and 2022; 3. Coastal flooding of cities and communities.
All 3 categories of flooding show rising frequency and severity, accelerated by climate change and changes in land use.
ESRI and FutureTales LAB have a joint commitment to develop “Urban Hazard Studio” as an outstanding environmental data hub, bringing together data about natural disasters, soon to include tsunamis and PM2.5.
You can consult “Urban Hazard Studio”, the ultimate environmental data hub, at http://www.urbanhazardstudio.com