This is Naithung, Thasala in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, one of the proposed research locations. CREDIT Suparee Boonmanun

Major study could benefit 11 million Thai people living in vulnerable coastal zones

A major study aims to improve understanding of the vulnerability of Thailand's shoreline and coastal communities to storms, floods and coastal erosion under future climate change scenarios.

The Thai-coast project, led by Professor Cherith Moses from Edge Hill University, together with Dr Kanchana Nakhapakorn from Mahidol University in Nakhon Pathom, has received a total project funding value of £591,750 from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Thailand Research Fund, funded through the Newton Fund in Thailand.

In Thailand the problems of coastal erosion and flooding require immediate attention and, most importantly, solutions because they affect 17 per cent of the country's population - more than 11 million people.

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