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Communicating water-related climate change risks to improve local adaptation in the deltas of the Mekong Region (Thailand)

The main objective of this project was to understand how different stakeholders in Thailand perceived different types, levels and sources of water-related climate change risks and uncertainties.
Mekong Delta

Adaptation challenge

  • Samut Sakhon province in central Thailand is already experiencing a multitude of impacts from climate change such as intense tropical storms and floods.
  • The Tha Chin and Kalong subdistricts in Samut Sakhon province are unprepared for climate disasters such as floods. The most vulnerable groups are women, older people and those with physical difficulties.
  • Improved climate change communication strategies should be developed to equip local communities with appropriate knowledge to make decisions for adaptation when climate-related disasters occur in the future.

Expected outputs

In Thailand, the main objective of this project was to understand how different stakeholders in Tha Chin and Kalong subdistricts in Samut Sakhon province perceived the different types, levels and sources of water-related climate change risks and uncertainties. The development of effective communication models on water-related climate change risks with the participation of local stakeholders was conducted to promote shared learning and to strengthen local adaptation capacity.

Timescale of project

2012-2013

Scope

Thailand

Focal point

Dr. Sakaradhorn Boontaveeyuwat Lecturer, International Maritime College Kasetsart University, Thailand Email: [email protected]

Partners

Ngo Cong Chinh, Seak Sophat, Sakaradhorn Boontaveeyuwat, Bach Tan Sinh, Vu Canh Toan, Nguyen Tri Khiem, Nguyen Hung Manh

Asian Management Development Institute (Vietnam), Royal University of Phnom Penh, Kasetsart University, An Giang University, National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and Strategy Studies (NISTPASS, Vietnam)

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