Thailand undergoes a flood-drought cycle, partly due to the lack of effective hydrological prediction and management. Since water disasters will occur more frequently and severely, capabilities in prediction and management must be improved. Hydrological processes in Thai river basins can be significantly affected by reservoirs in highlands, and the interaction between groundwater and surface water in lowlands. This research explores impacts of these factors on flood and drought predictive and management skills using a combined rainfall-runoff model with a novel decision-support system. It is expected to enhance predictability and aids decision-making processes for future flood and drought events in Thailand.
We provide a disciplinary and multidisciplinary research programme aimed at advanced understanding of environmental problems and advanced training of PhD candidates in this field.