Thailand

Situated by the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, Thailand is bordering Myanmar, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Malaysia. With the location, it controls the only land route from Asia to Malaysia and Singapore. The climate is tropical with warm monsoons in mid-May to September and cool monsoons in November to mid-March. Important natural resources include tin, rubber, natural gas, tungsten and tantalum.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Thailand is studying the feasibility of jointly constructing the Hatgyi Dam on the Salween river near the border with Burma, this despite environmentalists pressured China to halt construction of 13 dams in the Salween river
  • Land subsidence in Bangkok area resulting from the depletion of the water table
  • Droughts
  • Water pollution from organic and factory wastes

Contact GWP Thailand

Mr Djoko Sasongko, djoko@gwpsea.org

More Information

AQUASTAT -FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/main/index.stm

UN-Water Statistics http://www.unwater.org/statistics_KWIP.html


Source: www.cia.gov; http://data.worldbank.org; www.unwater.org

Posted: 2012-07-26


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