Water Security Index Concept: Thailand's Water Security Situation in the Context of the World

During RIO+20 meeting, the sustainable green economy for protecting environmental health via income increasing and poor eradication were discussed. The successful countries for sustainable green economy depend on efficiency of integrated water management and provision of water supply and sanitary services. Water security index was another issue that had been proposed to monitor the national socio-economical development which comprised of household, urban water, economic water (including irrigation water), river health and resilience. The water security index was proposed and determined the water security status of Thailand compared with the world and ASEAN countries. The article reviewed water use per capita and grouped countries by GDP level to reflect water resources development status of both world scale and Thailand. From the analysis, the strength and weakness of Thailand water management status were discussed and the issues to be considered in the framework of secured, sustainable green economy concepts were recommended.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Environmental and biodiversity protection
  • SDG 6 Clean water and sanitation
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Water policy and administration
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
Copyright Yes
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Copyright, 2014. Full paper of Poster presentation at the 11th Kovacs Colloquium, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, June 16-17, 2014

Version / Edition 2014
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Author (individual) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sucharit Koontanakulvong
Co-author (individual) Dr. Piamchan Doungmanee, Dr.Piyatida Hoisungwan
Publication place Paris, France
Publisher UNESCO
Publication date 2014
Pagination 20
Keywords water security index,ASEAN
Date uploaded July 5, 2018, 19:06 (UTC)
Date modified September 10, 2018, 04:20 (UTC)