The Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies’s 2013 Performance Agreement Signing Ceremony
24 January 2013
Associate Professor Dr. Kampanad Bhaktikul, the Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies together with the executives, the lecturers, and the staff members warmly welcomed Professor Dr. Rajata Rajatanavin, President of Mahidol University, Vice-Presidents, and MU administrators for FERS 2013 Performance Agreement Signing Ceremony on 24th January 2013 at Professor Emeritus Pongpit Piyapong Conference Room, Badhanatala Environment Building, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies.
After the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies’s presentation and VTR overview, the President praised the faculty’s vision and ability to plan and conduct several effective green projects which will be of benefit to education and society. Even though the faculty has only been established for forty years, it has grown rapidly and has a high standard of performance due to the efforts of the members to push forwards. Later he shared his ideas and Mahidol University’s direction for 2013. And finally, FERS’s 2013 Performance Agreement was signed.
Two International Committee from Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol participated in the international workshop, Jakarta, Indonesia
18 March 2013
March 18 – 22, 2013: Two international committees from the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University attended the 5-day workshop on the Integrated Urban Flood Management (IUFM) course and gave the talks about the 2011 latest mega-flood of Thailand.
Twenty representatives from various sectors such as university, consulting company, governmental agency from 4 countries, i.e., Malaysia, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of the Philippines, and Thailand, attended the workshop (Figure 1). The 5-day workshop on the IUFM course covered major topics including urban flooding and flood risk, urban water management and risk assessment, flood mitigation and water management plans, case studies, and sustainable urban drainage systems. The objectives of the workshop were to (1) develop an integrated and interdisciplinary vision on urban flood management, (2) introduce managers and decision makers to the knowledge of integrated and long term sustainable urban drainage and flood management for cities, and (3) build a capacity in the field of urban flood management to transfer knowledge gained from the workshop to local agencies in each country. This workshop was supported by the Provincial Government of Jakarta, Cap-Net/UNDP, UNESCO-IHE, and CKNet-Indonesia.
On the third day of the workshop (March 21, 2013), Dr. Nuanchan Singkran and Dr. Monthira Yuttitham, the chairman and secretary, respectively, of the Faculty’s international committee gave the talks for the participants. Dr. Singkran presented the talk entitled “2011 Thailand Flood Situations & Disaster Management” providing about the overview of the 2011 food in Thailand, major causes of the flood, flood disaster management, and proposed practical framework for managing the future flood. Dr. Yuttitham presented the talk entitled “Thailand Flood Impact and Adaptation in 2011” showing how Thai people adapted themselves during and after the flood, the traces of the flood and its impacts to urban and industrial areas. Both talks received a lot of interests from the audiences and some aspects, especially the major causes of the 2011 flood of Thailand, were widely discussed