Nowadays, at a time characterized by the hectic pace of modern life, which depends on urban centers and where the daily routine of people is trapped within their limits, it seems interesting to take a further look at societies, that form an exception, in the contemporary world. It concerns the aquatic societies, where contact with water is an integral part of everyday life of the inhabitants whose survival depends, exclusively, on water. So, how do these societies sustain themselves and with what means do they manage to evolve over time?
The present research paper consists of three parts. First of all, the itinerary begins with a review of the first water settlements and the reasons for their creation. Moreover, not only are the systems they develop, with the aim of their evolution mentioned, but reference is also made to the mechanisms they implement, in order to mantain themselves as autonomous settlements. In the second part, the common elements, that resulted from the aforementioned investigation, are cited and subsequently, presented separately, as special characteristics of these aquatic socities. How are these features reflected in each case and what is the relationship between them? Having studied these special characteristics, in water communities and water cities all over the world, the itinerary is completed in the third chapter, which is about the country Thailand, with a further focus on the capital of Bangkok. In what form are the features expressed and in what ways are they being applied in the case of the globally known water country Thailand?
Finally, maybe the link between water societies is not only the water, but do other common elements arise due to different factors, through the interaction of the special characteristics?