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.