In response to the devastating floods that occurred in major parts of Thailand in 2011, DHI was commissioned by Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute (HAII) under the Thai Ministry of Science and Technology to establish an operational water management decision support system for the Greater Chaophraya River Basin, including the city of Bangkok.
The solution will support Thailand in its effort to issue early warnings in flood prone areas, plan for and initiate emergency actions, carry out analyses to contain floods in reservoirs and retention basins, and mitigate flood impact on the public and major industries.
The water management system is based on MIKE Customised – adapted to meet specific user requirements. The system incorporates a range of MIKE by DHI models, including:
• MIKE BASIN for optimal water allocation within the basin
• MIKE 11 for flood forecasting and
• MIKE FLOOD for detailed impact assessment during flood events – for instance as a result of embankment breaches
The models are driven operationally by a range of hydro meteorological monitoring data widespread across the entire basin. Real-time measurement data is used to train the models and compute accurate forecasts.
To ensure a strong transfer of knowledge and maximum use of the solution, DHI and HAII are working together in a partnership to establish the solution. This will ensure that HAII will actively own and use the system to enhance water management in the basin, particularly flood management.