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increasingly complicated in Thailand thanks to surging demand and urbanisation and the problem is being compounded by outdated systems, Pakamas Thinphanga writes.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 of relief, welcoming much needed rain to fill up the country’s critically empty reservoirs after last year’s drought – the worst in 40 years – and the late arrival of the rainy season in 2021 diminished water supplies.

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