• The application of local and traditional knowledge for disaster mitigation in flood-prone areas of rural Thailand

      Shoemaker, Lacey L. (2016-12)
      This project focuses around the development of a workshop on disaster preparedness and response for a village in rural Thailand. The workshop goals were concentrated around the investigation of solutions to alleviate or lessen the vulnerability of the village toward reoccurring flood events. The objectives were completed through inclusion of stakeholders and outside experts and focused on bringing a conversation to community leaders in regard to their implementation of pre- and post-disaster strategies. The primary audience for this research project is those working within rural communities that are prone to annual or frequent natural disasters. The tools and knowledge gained herein will be able to provide individual and community response and preparedness strategies to improve resiliency and decrease vulnerability.