Participatory Management to Reduce the Impacts of Flooding, Flash Floods, and Landslides

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Prachaya Chumnaseaw, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nithita Siripongtugsin, Asst. Prof. Soavapa Ngampramaun, Dr. Krissada Promvek


This study on reducing the impacts of flooding, flash floods, and landslides in areas at risk examines important factors for successful management, particularly promoting public participation, which permits individuals to play important roles in various fields. “Inform” is the first step, when the government provides people with information on the process or decision, which is followed by listening to opinions (Consult), as a supplement to the government's decision. Next, “Involve” is an opportunity for people to participate in operations or to suggest ways to make decisions. Then, “Collaboration” is the point where the public sector representatives participate by partnering with the government in every step of the decision. And lastly, “Empower” is a stage that gives the highest roles to the people, who make decisions, as well as developing the bureaucratic system and processes that encourage people to become more involved. The full process is known as "participatory government management.” This is a means of sustainably reducing the impacts of floods, flash floods, and landslides.   

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