WORKSHOPS

Workshops2020-08-18T09:48:33+00:00

Workshop on Adaptation Strategies and Measures for improving Resilience to Drought in Agriculture

WEM/AIT organizes workshop on “Adaptation Strategies and Measures for improving Resilience to Drought in Agriculture” as a part of a research project on “ENRICH: Enhancing Resilience to future Hydrometeorological extremes in the Mun river basin in Northeast of Thailand” on Tuesday, 18 August 2020 from 09:00 – 17:00 virtually via Zoom Application. The ENRICH project is funded by the Thailand Research Fund (TRF)/ National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT)) and the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) through the Newton Fund. The project has been implemented since October 2018 for a period of 2.5 years.
 
The major objectives of this workshop is to bring together water professionals and academics to discuss adaptation strategies and measures to mitigate drought problems that have been or are being implemented in river basins in Thailand, and to have a brainstorm to identify suitable drought strategies and measures that could be implemented in the Mun River Basin, Thailand.
 
Prof. Tawatchai Tingsanchali and Prof. Mukand S. Babel welcomed and presented the expected outputs of the workshop, which is to improve understanding of adaptation strategies and measures implemented in Thailand and the extent to which measures could cope with droughts and potential; adaptation strategies and measures for the Mun river basin. WEM faculty members Prof. Sangam Shrestha, Dr. S. Mohana Sundaram included with WEM research staffs, doctoral and master’s students also participated in the workshop. Furthermore, participants who are scientists, academics, researchers, and practitioners from key water-related organizations i.e. Office of the National Water Resources, Royal Irrigation Department, Department of Water Resources, Department of Groundwater Resources, Land Development Department and Department of Agriculture also participated and presented their paper in the workshop.

IHE Delft – AIT Joint Scientific Workshop

Institute for Water Education (IHE), Delft and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in cooperation of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, The Netherlands organized a joint scientific workshop on “Estimation of the 21 st Century Runoff and Fluvial Sediment Supply for the Irrawaddy River Basin, Myanmar” at AIT Conference Center, AIT, Thailand on 17 February.

The major objectives of the joint workshop are to bring together academics and water professionals to discuss recent research findings on the reliability of globally available climate data products (present and future projections) for runoff and sediment yield estimation and to assess the potential of the modelled data products for practical use in data-scarce basins with main focus in Irrawaddy basin, Myanmar.

Prof. Mukand S. Babel presented the expected outputs of the workshop, which is to achieve an improved understanding of the use of global datasets on hydrologic responses of ungauged basins, and develop a better understanding of the potential, practicality and appropriate framework for creating a common database to enhance hydrological research data sharing for planning and management of water resources in data-paucity river basins.

WEM faculty members, research staff, doctoral and masters students also participated in the joint scientific workshop included with other participants who are scientists, academics, researchers, and practitioners from key water-related organizations in Myanmar, Thailand, and international organizations.