Agricultural management systems and technologies

Irrigation and water management

The challenge of water management in Thailand

Water management is becoming increasingly complicated in Thailand thanks to surging demand and urbanisation and the problem is being compounded by outdated systems, Pakamas Thinphanga writes.As Tropical Storm Conson slowly moved towards the South China Sea, its effects were felt in Thailand.Many breathed a sigh ...

Agriculturists suggest diversion of water to both sides of Chao Phraya

The Thai Agriculturist Association has suggested that northern runoff from Nakhon Sawan be diverted to both sides of the Chao Phraya river, instead of being left to surge downstream to the Chao Phraya Dam in Chai Nat province.Pramote Charoensilp, president of the association, said the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand Australia sign water management MOU [Video]

Thailand and Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding on academic cooperation in water management, promoting both countries’ joint efforts in water planning — in line with the United Nations “Decade of Action to Deliver the Global Goals.”Keep watching ...

Water plan to prevent flooding

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has attempted to allay concerns over possible mass flooding along the Chao Phraya River, saying a water management plan was put in place to prevent such a disaster from happening.His assurance came after he inspected the water situation at the Chao ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Irrigation dams threaten Thailand’s tiger forests, say conservationists

A plan to construct seven dams in Thailand’s Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai (DPKY) Forest Complex could cause widespread habitat loss and sever important wildlife corridors, activists warn.The DPKY Forest Complex is home to one of Thailand’s two remaining breeding Indochinese tiger populations.Thai authorities have met opposition ...

New dam to address Northeast drought

The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) is building the Lam Nam Chi reservoir in Ban Khwao district of this northeastern province to help alleviate the chronic water shortage in the kingdom’s northeastern region.Once completed, the 3.1-billion-baht reservoir will be able to hold some 70.21 million cubic ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Office of National Water Resources to run Mun River study

The Office of National Water Resources (ONWS) is planning to use concepts from the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process to study the management of water along the Mun River basin, which covers 10 provinces in the northeastern region.The study is expected to be completed by ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

ONWR to expand diversion scheme

The Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR) is looking to construct kaem ling water-catchment areas in Chiang Mai’s Mae Teang district to improve Srinakarin dam’s water diversion project. The move is part of a bid to solve the current drought crisis in the western ...

Prasit Tangprasert

Water agency seeks input on Moon River Basin plan

Nakhon Ratchasima: The Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR) yesterday kick started public consultations to draw up a water-management plan for the Moon River Basin.The plan is urgently needed to tackle severe drought and floods in 10 northeastern provinces, it says.Keep reading ...

Prasit Tangprasert

Equalising Thailand’s water management requires grassroots inclusion

Shortages of water are a huge problem for Thailand. The government’s attempts to promote industrial investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) — Chon Buri, Rayong and Chachoengsao — has caused water demand in the region to rise drastically. This has diverted water away from ...

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