Pakorn Ditthakit

Assistant Professor

Walailak University (WU)

222, Thaiburi, Tha Sala
80161, Nakhon Si Thammarat

+66(75) 673-372, 673-361


Walailak University

Current Scientific Activity


My current scientific activities are concerning water resources planning and management based on hydroinformatics. I have been applying the concepts of optimization techniques, such as Simulated Annealing (SA), Genetic Algorithm (GA), Differential Evolution (DE), and Harmony Search (HS) for solving water related problems, i.e. irrigation canal design, pipe network design, reservoir rule curve, optimal cropping pattern, coastal gate operation. Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) techniques are one of interesting methods that I have ever used for prioritization of water resources development project in many southern provinces of Thailand (see Additionally, For flooding forecasting, evaporation estimation, reservoir inflow forecasting, Sediment transport, etc., I have been familiar with the application of data-driven model or data mining techniques for these kind of problems. And essentially, to comprehend the physical behavior of water flow and solute transport, several mathematical model have been applying such as HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, Rainfall Runoff Inundation (RRI) for flood management and forecasting, and dam break simulation, EPANET for Water Distribution System Modeling. Those kind of water related projects were supported by provincial government officials, Thailand Research Fund (TRF), Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), and National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), for example. Also, I have experienced to work in the project “The digital solution based M&E methodology to capture and monitor quantitative and qualitative changes at riverbasin scale with an active living wear network and a living wear measure in Thailand”, supported by GIZ (Thailand) under Thai-German Climate Programme (TGCP).

Summary of Professional Achievments 

I graduated B.Eng in civil engineering in 1998 from Prince of Songkhla University (PSU), Thailand, and worked with The Office of Accelerated Rural Development for 3 years as a civil engineering, who was responsible to rural road design and small water resources development project. I obtained my M.Eng and D.Eng in water resources engineering in 2001 and 2008 from Kasetsart University (KU), Thailand. After I graduated M.Eng to present, I have been working as a lecturer at School of Engineering and Resources, Walailak University. In this my lovely university, I have been having various opportunities from administrative and colleagues to work on multiple research projects. Some of them, I have already mentioned previously.

Mobility across Thematic Areas

Hydroinformatics: mathematical simulation model, optimization techniques, multi criteria decision analysis, data-driven model.
Community-based Water Resources Management

Geographic Mobility

Asia (Malaysia and Thailand).