GWP Southeast Asia has produced a video as part of their Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP). It introduces the district of Maesot in west Thailand, where communities are helping each other to deal with flood related problems.
Maesot is one example of many urban areas in the Southeast Asian region, where communities are in transition, going from an agrarian society to one of intense urbanization due to recent economic developments. In this process of change, natural disasters have intensified, thereby increasing the risks and losses to lives and assets.
Key actors realized that in order to cope with increased flooding and solve many problems, they needed to apply a holistic view and be systematic in terms of water management. This led to collaboration with GWP Thailand, which gave them access to knowledge and information.
In the video, the Maesot municipality shares its experiences on joining forces to strengthen the collective capabilities in the region.