Bangkok’s Resilience Journey

The city of Bangkok released its Resilience Strategy on February 16, 2017. Explore the strategy here.

Bangkok’s Resilience Story

In addition to a bustling tourism industry, Thailand’s capital city is home to 10 million residents within 1,500 square kilometers. Nearly half the population comes from other provinces and countries, seeking better opportunities, and many are considered poor and vulnerable. In 2011, Bangkok experienced a severe flood with estimated damages of $45 billion to global supply chain, out of which only $10 billion were insured. This sparked the development of a manual for flood management that includes lessons for resilience building. However, technical expertise and financial resources for creating and executing resilience strategies remain limited.

SHOCKS AND STRESSES
  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Coastal / Tidal Flooding
  • Drought
  • Rainfall Flooding
  • Riot / Civil Unrest

Meet The Chief Resilience Officer

Bangkok's CRO

Dr. Supachai Tantikom brings decades of experience, with designexpertise in the fields of structures, foundations, drainage and civil work. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Supachai Tantikom has been involved in more than 100 projects including low rise buildings, high rise buildings, and civil engineering projects such as cable-stayed bridges and drainage tunneling. He was honored when the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration accepted his proposal for drainage tunneling.

Dr. Supachai Tantikom comes to the role of Chief Resilience Officer from his position as an adviser to the governor of Bangkok. In this capacity he is in charge of infrastructure developments and environment issues. He is frequently assigned by the governor to be representative from Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to participate in many international conferences and meetings on climate change, sustainability development, green growth, the future city and urban resilience.

Snapshot of Bangkok

  • 8,305,218

    population as of 2010

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