The comparative study of adaptation measure to sea level rise in thailand

Sompratana Ritphring, Pattrakorn Nidhinarangkoon, Keiko Udo, Hiroaki Shirakawa

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Abstract

In the 21st century, global sea level rise associated with climate change will affect beach areas, which provide a number of benefits that include benefits to the recreational sector of the economy. In Thailand, the adoption of structural measures in order to slow down beach erosion and handle the impact of sea level rise is commonly implemented. However, structural measures often bring about negative effects on nearby coastal areas. For this reason, suitable adaptation measures should be determined, in order to protect beach areas and to sustain the tourism carrying capacity of the beach. This study analyzed historical shoreline changes using satellite images, and assessed beach value with the hedonic pricing method. We used a benefit–cost ratio analysis to evaluate the economic valuation assessment of Pattaya beach and Chalatat beach. The results showed that the beach values of Pattaya beach and Chalatat beach were 1,072,250 and 92,092 USD, respectively. The benefit–cost ratio analysis proposed that it is worth implementing beach nourishment for the adaptation measure to address all climate change scenarios. In response to climate change, recommen-dations could be applied to support beach tourism.

Original languageEnglish
Article number588
JournalJournal of Marine Science and Engineering
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun

Keywords

  • Beach erosion
  • Beach nourishment
  • Chalatat beach
  • Climate change
  • Coastal setback
  • Pattaya beach
  • Seawall
  • Tidal correction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Ocean Engineering

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