NWRC Meeting Thailand 2

On 7 May 2014 the Cabinet approved water resources strategies for 2015-2026 as proposed by the Committee for Water Policy and Management and thus concerned agencies have set up plans and projects for 2014-2017 accordingly.

The water resources strategies was formulated on the principles of sustainable and integrated river basin management, government’s policy framework, National Economic and Social Development Plans, water use analysis, water demand, flood, drought, and water pollution scenario; and on the basis of integration of agencies concerned and local people participation.

The first meeting of the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) in 2016 was held on 11 January 2016 presided over by the Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha, to prepare for 2016 drought situations, to curb water utilization in water crisis areas, to hear reports on present water condition, to prepare for problems in consumption and agricultural water, to prepare for future water allocation for ecosystems, and many others.

On 20 April 2016 the second meeting of the NWRC was held and presided over again by the Prime Minister General Yongyuth Chan-ocha.  At this meeting the PM listened to the reports on assistance provided for drought victims, on the implementation of the water resources strategy for 2014-2016, and on the implementation framework for 2017-2026, together with additional plans for consumption and agricultural water.

The implementation of water resources strategies had been done through coordination and cooperation of all sectors; government, private, and people under the Civil-State Cooperation Mechanism for the stability, prosperity, and sustainability of the nation.