World Economic Forum

26 Sep 2018

Bangkok has built a special park that controls floods

      The International Organization for Migration says that climate change will force an increasing number of people to move as extreme weather events become more intense, sea levels continue to rise and environmental degradation worsens.Adapting to climate change is a huge challenge for major cities, especially those in coastal areas. A low-lying location, urbanization and extreme weather events linked to climate change make Bangkok particularly vulnerable to flooding. And to make matters worse, the city is sinking by one to two centimetres a year.To help the city combat the effects of climate change, Thai landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom has created a public park in Bangkok designed to withstand frequent flooding. 

 

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