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Thailand: Highland water sustainable management and conservation project

Environmental protection

Thailand: Highland water sustainable management and conservation project

  • Status

    Ongoing

  • Location Thailand

In the Maechaem District of Thailand, there are people from different poor minority groups (Karen, Lua & Hmong) whose way of life has evolved. In the past, they used to do rotational farming but now they rely on cash crop cultivation. The expanding and invading of agricultural lands is the main cause of droughts (forest fires), flash floods and soil depletion problems.

As a result, this project focuses on conserving natural resources sustainably through:

  • Restoring rivers, streams and watershed to reduce forest fires and soil erosion through building three layers of 1,000 check dams and developing a Geographic Information System to follow forest restoration.
  • Developing a clean water system for highland communities for household use.

Partner: Raks Thai Foundation (Member of CARE International)

  • Promoter

    Warut Tunchaoren - Project Engineer, Bangkok

  • Duration

    12 months