Natural Hazards/Disasters Raging on: 2011 Ends with Floods in Thailand, Philippines, and Australia; Strong Earthquake in Japan

Natural Hazards/Disasters Raging on: 2011 Ends with Floods in Thailand, Philippines, and Australia; Strong Earthquake Hits Tokyo and Eastern Japan on 31 December 2011; Debris from Japan’s 2011 Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster Scatters in the Pacific Ocean, Possibly Heading to U.S. according to NOAA Scientists. Continue reading Natural Hazards/Disasters Raging on: 2011 Ends with Floods in Thailand, Philippines, and Australia; Strong Earthquake in Japan

Thailand’s Post-Flood Seminar: Lessons Learned from 2011 Great Flood Disaster and Future Directions for Flood Prevention

Thailand’s Post-Flood Seminar: Lessons Learned from the 2011 Great Flood Disaster and Future Directions for Flood Prevention and Mitigation. This is third report on my post-flood visit to Bangkok, Thailand. Continue reading Thailand’s Post-Flood Seminar: Lessons Learned from 2011 Great Flood Disaster and Future Directions for Flood Prevention

Bangkok Post-Flood Recovery: Inspection of AIT Campus Buildings and Other Infrastructure Assets for Post-Flood Restoration

Bangkok Post-Flood Recovery: Inspection of AIT Campus Buildings and Other Infrastructure Assets for Post-Flood Restoration and Re-Building for Future Flood Protection:

This is my second report on my visit to Bangkok, Thailand. This report continues my independent assessment of flood inundation impacts on the AIT campus in Rangsit which includes a detailed inspection of several buildings with the assistance of AIT staff. This post also provides guidelines to interested Thailand audiences and other readers elsewhere, as well as the underlying methodology of rapid flood damage assessment used in the United States. This flood impact assessment methodology is based on visual inspection of critical building infrastructure. Continue reading Bangkok Post-Flood Recovery: Inspection of AIT Campus Buildings and Other Infrastructure Assets for Post-Flood Restoration

Bangkok Floods: Post-Flood Recovery and Restoration of Inundated AIT Campus

Bangkok Floods: Post-Flood Recovery and Restoration of Inundated AIT Campus; AIT Academic Program Re-started on December 5, 2011.

On the occasion of the 84th anniversary of King’s birthday on December 5, 2011, His Majesty the King of Thailand called upon all Thai people and residents to unite in the common cause of rapid recovery from the devastating floods and implement efforts for future flood prevention. Continue reading Bangkok Floods: Post-Flood Recovery and Restoration of Inundated AIT Campus

Creative Energy Solutions: Thinking Outside the Box — Noble Prize for Energy?

Creative Innovative Energy Solutions for a Sustainable World Requires Thinking Outside the Box: Asad Uddin’s essay provides excellent insight and an innovative approach to solving energy crisis. This post takes a deeper look at energy crisis because there are no coherent plans for sustainable energy production to satisfy the needs of the energy hungry world and population explosion in developing countries. President Obama of the U.S. and other world leaders are urged to initiate a global prize/award on energy such as the prestigious Noble Prize for Energy, to motivate young talented minds. Continue reading Creative Energy Solutions: Thinking Outside the Box — Noble Prize for Energy?