Dr Chainarong Setthachua is a lecturer and ecology expert at Mahasarakham University. He has been involved in environmental and human rights activism in Thailand and the lower Mekong region for more than 30 years.
“The student protests movements are happening on behalf of the people of Isaan, too,” writes Chainarong Setchua, a lecturer at Maha Sarakham University. He analyses the student protests that sprang up throughout Isaan in the wake of the Future Forward Party’s dissolution.
Six decades of dam building, from the dawn of the Cold War to the tenure of the latest military junta are proof of the failure of water management in Isaan. It’s time to dismantle the dams and turn to sustainable approaches, writes environmental expert Chainarong Setthachua.