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29 October 2022

Heritage Matters: Finding heritage-based fixes for floods

The Siam Society Under Royal Patronage is delighted to share with you today the fourth article from “Heritage Matters”, a series of article aimed at identifying the challenges and opportunities of cultural heritage conservation published by The Siam Society in the Bangkok Post.

Thailand, especially the Bangkok metropolitan area, is no stranger to flooding. The recent monsoon season conjured up images of flooded streets and riverbanks in many provinces and cities. Most of us living here in Bangkok are still reminded of the catastrophic flood in 2011, which caused major damages to properties, livelihood and the local economy.

In this regard, we invite you to join Khun Montira Horayangura Unakul as she examines alternative means of water management through a combination of nature and heritage-based solutions. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore how the application of heritage systems and indigenous local knowledge enabled a palace in Cha-Am to achieve sustainable development in the area of nature, history, and innovation.

The full article can be read here. 

Khun Montira Horayangura Unakul is currently working at UNESCO Bangkok, specialising in the area of safeguarding and sustainable development of cultural heritage.

“Heritage Matters” is a series of monthly articles by The Siam Society aimed at raising public awareness and identifying the challenges and opportunities of cultural heritage conservation.