Learning to live with the weather

Water management innovations and the resilience of local people have helped turn a flood-prone community in Rangsit’s Nong Sua district of Pathum Thani into a prototype multi-purpose water catchment area.

However, severe drought presents a new challenge.

Nine years ago, when the central region of Thailand was hit by its worst floods in decades, the orange orchard area was inundated for months. Now, the memory of those floods is all that remains of the problem.

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Thana Boonlert