Thailand has seen widespread water scarcity since 2012, and this, combined with an extended dry spell in 2015, has caused negative impacts on agriculture particularly in the northeastern region. Drought conditions have become more frequent and intense. Under the SUMERNET, SEI together with local partners Mahasarakham University and Rajamangala University of Technology Isan are organizing a workshop on "Robust Decision Support" (RDS) system. The RDS system aims to help policy makers and key stakeholders determine the durability and sustainability of various government sectors related to drought and water scarcity management and improve management under uncertainties especially as climate change is expected to cause more floods and droughts in Thailand.
- Impart knowledge to existing review policies, strategies and plans for drought management of Huai Sai Bat watershed in the Chi River Basin in northeast Thailand.
- Understand the principles of "Robust Decision Support" System (Robust Decision Support or RDS)" as an alternative approach, which will be used to help cope with uncertainties in drought management.
- Learn to utilize XLRM of the RDS in the framing of the issue of water management in Huai Sai Bat watershed.
- Exchange knowledge and experience on the factors and policies, and make recommendations for the management of drought considering many uncertainties in the future.
- Mahasarakham University (MSU)
- Rajamangala University of Technology Isan (RMUTI)
- Department of Water Resources (DWR)
- Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
- Sustainable Mekong Research Network(SUMERNET)
Approximately 40 people, including representatives from the project, representatives from Huai Sai Bat watershed of Chi River Basin Commission, community leaders and relevant government agencies.
Written by Agus Nugroho on 22 Sep. 2015