Climate change is causing global temperatures to rise, putting our most visible sources of water at risk. From Spain to parts of the African continent, droughts are being experienced at unprecedented levels. Madagascar last year faced a food crisis that left 1.3 million people facing severe hunger following the worst drought in four decades.
Closer to home, Thailand experiences both severe flooding in the rainy season and extreme drought in the dry season, which represent the two major sources of the country’s water crisis. The intrusion of saltwater into surface water sources as a result of rising sea levels is also becoming increasingly problematic.
Bangkok Post Reporter