Faculty Advisor

Nikitina, Svetlana

Faculty Advisor

Tuler, Seth

Center

Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract

This project focused on mapping factors that affect the stormwater drainage system and contribute to flooding in the Khlong Toei slum in Bangkok, Thailand. Among the factors we identified were improper waste management and low elevation. Interviews with residents revealed that flooding reduces mobility, increases pest infestations, and causes houses to sink. Our recommendations include implementing waste management programs, raising walkways, and covering drainage trenches with grates to mitigate the effects of flooding in the community.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Project Center

Bangkok, Thailand

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