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Thailand: State agencies determined to bring 'water polluter' to book

Thailand, water pollution

Two state agencies say they are determined an ethanol factory will pay for polluting the Mae Klong River in October 2016 and are demanding almost six million baht (SGD $265,873) for damage caused to the environment. Pralong Damrongthai, head of the Pollution Control Department (PCD), said his department and the Fisheries Department will continue …

Thailand’s master water plan given green light


The cabinet has given the go-ahead for a 20-year master plan for water management, aimed at solving Thailand's chronic drought, flood and wastewater problems. The plan is the "second of four pillars" which set concrete targets for officials, Somkiat Prachamwong, secretary-general of the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) said after a …

Saen Saep water quality on the rise


Water quality in Klong Saen Saep has improved after a two-year strict regulation on wastewater treatment, according to the Pollution Control Department. A survey by the department has found traditional sources of pollution, such as condominiums, department stores, and hospitals, have adopted better practices and regulations on discharging …

Phuket water reclamation for Songkran now underway

Thailand, water reclamation

Water trucks across the island have begun reclaiming any fresh water available from residents with enough to spare so that Songkran Thai New Year celebrations can go ahead unimpeded, despite the failing mains water supply that has plagued parts of Phuket over the past two months. The first collections began early on 1 April in Rassada, explained …