Flood relief through innovative technology and active coordination with National Flood Relief Coordination Center
In 2010, Thailand had to deal with one of the most destructive floods and mudslides in the history, in which the degree of severity left such a big scar for Thai people. To make matter worse, countless buildings, residence and infrastructures were brought down, several roads were devastated, and numerous agricultural areas were destroyed.
To respond, the government made a great effort to help alleviating the situation but the lack of essential instrument had obstructed them from effectively and efficiently tackling problems. The major issue was an absence of effective tracking system and intermediary to clearly monitor affected area, seamlessly collaborate across sectors and properly assign helping units according to appropriateness. This shortcoming also handicapped private sector, civil society and other public bodies from providing accommodating actions that could help enhance the capability to endure flood problems with haste and efficacy.
Therefore, ChangeFusion volunteered to step up and bridge those gaps by cooperating with National Flood Relief Coordination Center under Office of Prime Minister to bring together everyone and create a newly designed system that utilizes GeoMap technology, improving the overall relieving process to the next level. This instrument not only allows the government to timely detect affected areas, as reported online and verified by many sources, but also enables them to make a decision quickly and help preventing many areas from worse situation. Along the line, ChangeFusion also acted as a reporter who summarizes flood situations in a daily basis.