The Consulate-General of the Kingdom of Thailand in Osaka shared an article entitled “From the sky, onto the mountains, and into the oceans: How Thailand’s water management in agriculture can support the global goals” by Mr. Sarang Charunsuwan, Deputy Undersecretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand.
This article discusses efficient water management in agriculture. His Majesty the former King Bhumibol Adulyadej focused on this issue soon after he acceded to the throne in 1946. His Majesty established the Thailand Royal Rainmaking Project, which aimed to increase the supply of water for both agriculture and power generation and conceived of reservoirs and irrigation systems to ensure the availability of water for agriculture and daily use throughout the year, and to reduce the severity of flooding by diverting excess water to the sea.
The knowledge gained from these projects has been implemented by farmers throughout Thailand with remarkable results. The legacy of His Majesty the former King Bhumibol Adulyadej continues to grow and is being built upon by the current King Wachirarongkorn and is a beacon on the road to achieving the SDGs.