El Niño effects forecast to get worse from November to January

Thailand is facing moderate El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which is expected to worsen in November and last until next January, according to Surasee Kidtimonton, secretary general of the National Water…

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Three new water management measures adopted to cope with El Niño

Three new water management measures were adopted at a meeting of the National Water Command Centre today (Wednesday), in anticipation of a prolonged drought after the rainy season this year,…

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Unprecedented hunger to follow in wake of the climate crisis – WFP

The world faces an exponential increase in hunger fueled by the climate crisis if urgent global action to help communities adapt to climatic shocks and stresses is ignored, the United…

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Thailand could fall to world’s third largest rice exporter this year

Thailand could drop to the world’s third largest rice exporter, after Vietnam and India, due to a prolonged drought, which has affected rice output, and the strength of the baht…

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PM appeals for unity to overcome COVID-19, drought and economic crises

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has appealed to the public to unite and join the Government in its attempts to overcome the scourges of COVID-19, drought and slowing economy. In his…

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Central bank cuts policy rate to 1% – the lowest in two decades

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Thailand has voted unanimously to cut the policy rate by 25 basis points to 1%, which is the lowest in 20 years….

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Bangkok tap water may turn brackish as seawater intrudes into Chao Phraya

The Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) is keeping a close watch on the intrusion of seawater into the Chao Phraya River, to the extent that it may affect the…

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Cloud-seeding operations increased to ease drought in the Northeast

The Department of Rain-making and Agricultural Aviation has stepped up cloud-seeding efforts to ease drought in Thailand’s northeastern region and to replenish the region’s eight major and 11 medium-sized reservoirs,…

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Mekong River in Golden Triangle drops to lowest level in a century

Water levels in the Mekong River, as it passes through the area known as the Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet, have fell to the…

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How drought weakens Thai economy

Thai farmers are expected to face a tough year in 2019 as the drought will be more acute than usual, lowering the water levels in reservoirs in the central and…

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