Thailand to propose regional water management approach at 2nd WIF
10 Oct 2016 | 13:43 | (71 Viewer ) | Print Page
BANGKOK, 10 October 2016 (NNT) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has geared up to host the 2nd World Irrigation Forum (WIF), preparing to suggest water management approaches spanning the entire Southeast Asian peninsula and better use of the Mekong River.
Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives Gen Chatchai Sarikalya chaired the latest meeting of the 2nd WIF’s organization committee, which is also handling the 67th International Executive Council Meeting (IEC). Both events are to be hosted in Thailand this November 6-12 in Chiang Mai province.
Chatchai explained that the WIF will serve as an opportunity for irrigation officials from across the world to exchange ideas and approaches for better water management, elaborating their aim will likely be to strike a balance between water, food, energy and the environment. A major topic expected to be discussed will be the effects of climate change and how to deal with both droughts and flooding while talks are also likely to take place on how water management factors into poverty and starvation.
Thailand plans to give recommendations on how to manage water among it and its neighbors, especially along the Mekong River.