In the packed programme of the World Water Week (Stockholm, Sweden, 23-28 August 2015), PEARL carved out a space for itself in the seminar “Eye on Asia: Water for Cities”. The event proposed different solutions to the risks posed to the Asian water security by the combination of rapid urbanization, demographic growth, water-related disasters, and climate change. On 25 August, Dr. Zoran Vojinovic from UNESCO-IHE presented the case study of Ayutthaya, Thailand, aiming to implement a community-based risk management approach for urban flooding. The primary focus of this presentation was to highlight stakeholder involvement and communication aspects of the work. Thanks to the exchange of views with other panelists and the public, the seminar provided a good occasion not only to promote PEARL case study, but also to gain a broader insight into local initiatives aiming to improve water resources management in urban contexts.
Download the presentation on the Thailand case study here.