SEI Asia Center Director, Dr. Niall O´Connor, will deliver the opening speech and SEI Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Thanapon Piman will be the session chair.
AIT, Department of Groundwater Resources (DGR), Thailand and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), Thailand are jointly organizing the inception workshop of the project “Assessment of Groundwater Sustainability in the Special Economic Zone of Thailand for Operational Groundwater Management,” on 1 December 2021.
The project is supported by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) under the program SUMERNET 4 All and the project aims to assess groundwater sustainability at the special economic zones (SEZs) of Thailand and recommend strategies to enhance the guidelines and policies for improved operational groundwater management in SEZs.
The inception workshop will be participated by the representatives of relevant government agencies, NGOs, universities, and private companies.
The aims of the inception workshop on 1 December are as follows:
• Receiving feedback on the project objectives, scope and activities.
• Conceptualize and receive feedback to contextualize the existing Groundwater Sustainability Infrastructure Index (GSII) framework to apply in SEZ.
• Identifying opportunities and synergies for collaboration and achieving the project goals.
Groundwater Infrastructure Sustainability Assessment (GISA) is a joint-action project with the Department of Groundwater Resources, Thailand selects Tak Province for assessing the groundwater sustainability in SEZs with the application of the proven GSII. This project is likely to be an ideal in identifying and replicating suitable guidelines and policies in other emerging SEZs under multiple stresses and social dimensions.