Disasters

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  • 31 Aug 2018- 06:54 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Nation At a seminar on water management, held on August 28 at the Engineering Institute of Thailand, experts admitted that it was getting tough to manage water following traditional methods. Sompop Sucharit, senior irrigation engineer and
  • 10 Nov 2016- 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The economic dependency of the Greater Mekong region on the Mekong River is explored in a report launched today at the 2016 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy. The new WWF report stresses that current unsustainable and
  • 24 Oct 2016- 08:21 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Bangkok Post A Thai researcher has succeeded in producing ethanol from water hyacinth and is aiming to develop the technology needed to commercialise the fuel. The discovery is one day expected to cut the production costs of biofuel and help reduce
  • 25 May 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Top executives from Australia’s Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd were in Bangkok this week to try to persuade the Thai government to reverse its decision to close the company’s Chatree gold mine by the end of this year. The executives
  • 11 Apr 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The ongoing drought in Thailand could affect the country’s energy security, Royal Irrigation Department chief Thongplew Kongchan has warned. Speaking at a seminar on drought, held over the weekend, Thongplew said water levels in the
  • 6 Apr 2016- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand has declared 25 provinces-- which include 114 districts and 501 villages-- drought-stricken areas, according to Chatchai Promlert, head of the Department of Prevention and Mitigation of Public Disasters. The provinces have been
  • 14 Mar 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Cities in the Asia-Pacific region may not be equipped to handle the disasters that are projected to occur more often and be more intense in the coming years, according to a new report by the United Nations Economic and Social
  • 29 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Achieving sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region-- the most disaster-prone region in the world-- will be difficult unless countries there take steps to address disaster-related risks, the United Nations Economic and Social
  • 13 Oct 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai government is investigating a gold mine owned by Australia’s Kingsgate Consolidated, after local residents claimed that toxic waste from the mine site was contaminating nearby water systems. A joint committee has been formed
  • 9 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is seeking fresh ideas for dealing with ongoing drought in the country, including measures like creating underground reservoirs or desalinating seawater. Prayut this week instructed officials from
  • 5 Jan 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand South Korean Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Seo Seung-hwan traveled to Thailand this weekend to discuss possible infrastructure projects in the country, particularly those related to the multi-billion dollar flood
  • 17 Dec 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand International rights group Human Rights Watch this week called on the government of Thailand to clean up Klity Creek, in the western part of the country. The water body is contaminated with lead, poisoning the water supply of some 400
  • 8 Oct 2014- 10:10 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Pattaya Mail Residents in several southern provinces have been affected by flooding, while temperatures in the North started to drop. Rainfall for three consecutive days triggered flooding in Satun, with the hardest-hit being Thapae district. Over 300
  • 1 Oct 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand A significant part of Thailand’s eastern coast could be swallowed by the sea in the next 30 years if climate change mitigation plans are not enacted, a new study found. The study, conducted by Jonathan Shott, project manager and
  • 30 Sep 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand this week launched a mobile data center-- the first of its kind in Asia-- that will monitor the condition of lakes and rivers during weather emergencies like droughts and floods. The Thailand Hydro and Agro Informatics

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