BANGKOK, THAILAND – 2-3 July 2014: ICEM and ADB host the National Workshop on Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation in Thailand
On July 2nd and 3rd 2014, ICEM and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) hosted the National Workshop on Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation (IWRM) in Thailand at the Eastin Grand Sathorn Hotel in Bangkok. The workshop was held to promote awareness and consensus on the issues, tools and processes for improving water resource management in Thailand’s river basins, in particular flood and drought prevention and mitigation and water pollution control.
Over the two days, representatives and key personnel from major water management agencies at the national and provincial level, as well as international organisations and the private sector collaboratively discussed and worked through the opportunities and obstacles to IWRM in Thailand.
The workshop saw dynamic presentations and panel discussions about the future of water resource planning in Thailand. Key presentations included:
The Application of Satellite Monitoring Tools in Water Resource Management
Anond Snidvongs – Director General of the Geo-informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA)
Economic Planning at River Basin Level to Achieve Sustainable Resource Use
Ladawan Kumpa – Deputy Secretary General of the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB)
Using Managed Aquifer Recharge
Sittisak Manyou – Senior Geologist of the Department of Groundwater Resources on Mitigation of Floods, Drought and Groundwater Level Declination in Sukhothai, Phitsanulok and Phichit Provinces
How to maintain sustainability in water resources and natural systems while achieving flood and drought protection
Songtam Suksawang – Director of the Research Division, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP)