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Tackling Thailand's water problems

Thailand has experienced an unusually prolonged period of water crises over recent years. The dry seasons are becoming longer and drier, while the rainy seasons are shorter but with more intense rainfall. This oscillating pattern of droughts and floods has become harder to predict and ...

Education is the first step towards sustainable water management, seminar told

Thailand’s small and medium-sized enterprises can start working towards sustainable water management by learning about it, a senior sustainability officer at Indorama Ventures, a chemical manufacturing company, told a World Bank seminar last month.Chief sustainability officer Anthony Watanabe, a panelist at the seminar on flood ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt must brace for El Niño

Experts are warning Thailand to brace for unusually low average rainfall that may lead to drought as a result of the El Niño weather pattern. Therefore, the government must take proactive action with with a comprehensive water management plan to minimise its impact, they say. The ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Government touts success in water management efforts

With the drought season officially over, the absence of any drought declarations throughout the period is being cited as evidence of gains made in addressing flood and drought issues. Also being acknowledged are efforts to make water more available for household consumption.Continue watching ...

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increasingly complicated in Thailand thanks to surging demand and urbanisation and the problem is being compounded by outdated systems, Pakamas Thinphanga writes.As Tropical Storm Conson slowly moved towards the South China Sea, its effects were felt in Thailand.Many breathed a sigh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

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

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 ...

Building a digital water management system for Thailand

Effective water management is crucial for both Thailand’s large agricultural sector and for its fast developing high-tech manufacturing sector. Cloudasset’s Digital Solution for Water Management integrated over 40 databases and data from satellites and over 30,000 sensors to provide Thailand with near real-time monitoring & ...

Agriculture Min outlines measures to aid farmers [Video]

Among the seven Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives’ initiatives set for 2020 are measures to do with water management to avoid drought and caring for farmers and fishermen.Keep watching ...

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