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  • 20 Dec 2018- 12:33 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Nation Academics warn that a dam newly approved for southern Nakhon Si Thammarat province will intensify conflicts between citizens and the authorities and destroy a bountiful forest ecosystem, while bringing no substantial benefit in terms of
  • 4 Aug 2018- 06:58 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Bangkok Post Somkiat Prajamwong, secretary-general of the Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR), said a joint task force centre will be set up on August 3 at the Royal Irrigation Department with officials to analyse information on the
  • 22 Jul 2018- 08:12 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Nation Thailand's water resources management board (water board) will spend Bt69 billion on nine water-resource development projects next year, Deputy Prime Minister Chatchai Sarikulya has announced; more than 300 projects will be
  • 7 Jul 2018- 07:55 by OOSKAnews Info BANGKOK, Thailand At a seminar on “The Sustainable Development of Water Resources” at Chulalongkorn University, Chinese experts on the social effects of hydropower development on the Mekong River met opposition from Thai academics who argued that locals lose more
  • 20 Feb 2018- 10:21 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Bangkok Post City Hall is speeding up its ambitious plans to prevent chronic flooding by building underground “water banks” and water retention areas. The construction of five water banks, with the capacity to hold up to 27,030 cubic metres of water,
  • 7 Feb 2018- 10:00 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Bangkok Post The cabinet Tuesday approved a water development plan for the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and infrastructure projects in the eastern region worth 33.5 billion baht for fiscal 2018. Access Innovation, Infrastructure &
  • 25 Jan 2018- 08:10 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Bangkok Post Victoria's Secret Massage should brace for more legal trouble as police are now considering charging it for the unauthorised use of groundwater. Officials suspect the Bangkok-based parlour was illegally pumping water from a hole
  • 2 Nov 2017- 10:48 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Nation The Mekong rose dramatically yesterday (Wednesday) when China discharged a huge amount of water into Southeast Asia’s longest river. Chinese authorities made sure to give downstream countries advance notice – but it was only one day’s
  • 1 Nov 2017- 10:34 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Nation Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said yesterday that the newly established National Water Resources Management Office would decide on important projects such as the construction of the Bang Ban-Bang Sai Canal and a canal linking the
  • 25 Jan 2017- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Bangkok, Thailand Thailand Prime Minister General Pravut Chan-o-cha has urged government agencies to reduce their water usage 10 percent. The PM announced that an initial water management plan will focus on the management of water consumption and flood
  • 16 Jan 2017- 04:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK More than half of the country's key natural waterways and reservoirs show fairly good to good water quality, according to the Pollution Control Department. PCD chief Jatuporn Buruspat on Saturday released the findings of a survey of the
  • 10 Nov 2016- 13:14 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Nation Political contention, transboundary impacts as well as transboundary management and governance in the Mekong region will be up for serious dialogue and discussion among more than 300 experts, community leaders, as well as government
  • 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
  • 7 Oct 2016- 11:46 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Thai Visa News Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday ordered irrigation officials not to discharge water from dams into farmlands pending all paddies are harvested by farmers. The order came after he made a daylong visit to check on the flood