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.
Floods and droughts happen every year, but the Thai government has never addressed the issue with any sort of long-term vision. It’s time to systematically address the problems of flood risk management in the Northeast, writes guest contributor Pattawi Choti-Anan.
Two communities in Khon Kaen struggle with this year’s flooding. Donations have come in from private organizations and companies, yet many needs remain unaddressed.
The Isaan Record14/11/2017
Rice farmers in the Northeast are struggling to cope as the recent floods destroyed one million rai of rice paddies.
The Isaan Record06/09/2017
The severity of floods in the Northeast might be avoidable argues Chainarong Sretthachau, a Mahasarakham University lecturer and environmental activist.