Advancing Co-Design of Integrated Strategies with Adaptation to Climate Change in Thailand (ADAP-T)

Concept description:

Toward incorporation of adaptation to climate change into national master plans, there are three challenges. First is that adaptation to climate change is still in the research and development process. This is because the quantitative estimation of adaptation is limited. Second is that adaptation should have diversities considering local characteristics. Especially, case studies of adaptation to climate change considering local characteristics in the middle-income countries and the developing countries are limited and crucial. Third is that adaptation to climate change should be integrated with governmental strategies of existing sectors such as disaster risk management, integrated water resources management and rural development. Furthermore, instead of individual adaptation to climate change, a well-balanced portfolio of various adaptations to climate change should be designed. This special collection of Hydrological Research Letters is dedicated to an international project named ADAP-T, “Advancing Co-Design of Integrated Strategies with Adaptation to Climate Change in Thailand”, which was expected to tackle these anticipated issues in Thailand and neighboring regions. ADAP-T has been a technical cooperation and joint research project for Thailand, supported by the Government of Japan. The Project was formulated with a view to collecting and sharing the information and basic knowledge related to climate change, development, and implementation of appropriate adaptation measures to climate change in six sectors (freshwater, forest, rural planning, urban, coastal, and sediment disaster), and evaluating a portfolio of co-designed integrated strategies for adaptation to climate change for local implementation.

Special collection coordinators:

Taikan Oki1, Masashi Kiguchi2 and Thanya Kiatiwat3
1 Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan
2 Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo, Japan
3 Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Thailand

1 Climate change impact on soil salt accumulation in Khon Kaen, Northeast Thailand
Koshi Yoshida, Supranee Sritumboon, Mallika Srisutham, Koki Homma, Masayasu Maki and Kazuo Oki
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2 Yearly change in severely salt-damaged areas in paddy fields in Ban Phai in Northeast Thailand
Yi Yang, Masayasu Maki, Rongling Ye, Daiki Saito, Thanyaluck Nontasri, Mallika Srisutham, Supranee Sritumboon, Somsak Sukchan, Koshi Yoshida, Kazuo Oki and Koki Homma
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3 Impact of changes in the relationship between salinity and soil moisture on remote sensing data usage in northeast Thailand
Masayasu Maki, Supranee Sritumboon, Mallika Srisutham, Koshi Yoshida, Koki Homma and Somsak Sukchan
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4 Importance of observational reliability for hydrological parameter optimization: a case study of the Upper Chao Phraya River in Thailand
Adisorn Champathong, Naota Hanasaki, Masashi Kiguchi and Taikan Oki
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5 Use of deep learning to identify optimal meteorological inputs to forecast seasonal precipitation
Shingo Zenkoji, Taichi Tebakari and Kazutoshi Sakakibara
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