NAP

SECTORAL GUIDELINES AND MEASURES

Water Management

Goal

“Increased Water Security and Decreased Losses and Damage from Water-related Disasters”

Indicators

  1. Water Security Index
  2. Total value of losses and damage of life and assets from water-related disasters

Guideline 1

Development of Mechanisms and Approaches for Integrated Water Resources Management

Guidelines / Measures

Guidelines / Measures

Developing water footprint and database system for water budget and water demand for users in various sectors.

Outputs

  1. Database on Water footprint.
  2. Database on water budget and water demand in each sectors.
  3. Water resources management planning and balanced water allocation for all sectors.

Goals

Short term – Medium term

Lead Agency:

  • Office of the National Water Resources
  • Royal Irrigation Department
  • Department of Water Resources

Support agency:

  • Office of Agricultural Economics
  • Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment
  • Regional Environment Office
  • Local Administrative Organizations
  • Metropolitan Waterworks Authority
  • Provincial Waterworks Authority
  • Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council
  • Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
  • Thai Meteorological Department
  • Ministry of Interior

Guidelines / Measures

Promote participation in developing policies and plans on land use, and water and forest resources management in each catchment.

Outputs

  1. Local Administrative Organizations have developed strategies which are consistent with the land use plans, and water usage targets of their catchments.

Goals

Short term

Lead Agency:

  • Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning
  •  Office of the National Water Resources

Support agency:

  • Office of Agricultural Economics
  • Land Development Department
  • Royal Irrigation Department
  • Department of Water Resources
  • Royal forest department
  • Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation

Guidelines / Measures

Support the integration of local wisdom into water resources management innovation appropriate for each context.

Outputs

  1. Effective integration of local wisdom into water resources management innovation at the local level

Goals

Short term – Long term

Lead Agency:

  • Office of the National Water Resources
  • Royal Irrigation Department
  • Department of Water Resources

Support agency:

  • Office of Agricultural Economics
  • Provincial Office of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Regional Environment Office
  • Local Administrative OrganizationsRoyal forest departmenF

Guidelines / Measures

Increase efficiency in water source management and water storage by determining the proportion of water use for various activities to match the amount of runoff and capacity of each catchment.

Outputs

  1. Information on the proportion of water usage of various activities that are proportional to the amount of runoff and water storage in each catchment.
  2. Appropriate water allocation for the demand in each sector executed

Goals

Short term – Medium term

Lead Agency:

  • Office of the National Water Resources
  • Royal Irrigation Department
  • Department of Water Resources

Support agency:

  • Office of Agricultural Economics
  • Provincial Office of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Regional Environment Office
  • Local Administrative Organizations
  • Metropolitan Waterworks Authority
  • Provincial Waterworks Authority
  • Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council
  • Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
  • Thai Meteorological Department
  • Ministry of Interior

Guidelines / Measures

Enhance continued collaborations under the cooperation mechanisms on water resources management in the catchments with international significance

Outputs

  1. The water resource management strategic plan under the Mekong River Commission (MRC) has been integrated into the water management plan at the local level in provinces affected by the Mekong River water management.

Goals

Short term

Lead Agency:

  • Office of the National Water Resources
  • Royal Irrigation Department
  • Department of Water Resources

Support agency:

  • Office of Agricultural Economics
  • Provincial Office of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Regional Environment Office
  • Local Administrative Organizations

Guideline 2

Building climate resilience and capacity to manage climate change related risks in water resources management.

Guidelines / Measures

Guidelines / Measures

Develop infrastructures for flood responses, which considers the characteristics of each locality, ecosystem, and community through a participatory approach

Outputs

  1. Flood-risk areas have developed infrastructure.

Goals

Short term – Medium term

Lead Agency:

  • Royal Irrigation Department
  • Department of Water Resources

Support agency:

  • Office of Agricultural Economics
  • Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment
  • Regional Environment Office
  • Local Administrative Organizations
  • Metropolitan Waterworks Authority
  • Provincial Waterworks Authority
  • Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council
  • Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
  • Thai Meteorological Department
  • Ministry of Interior

Guidelines / Measures

Develop infrastructures to reserve rainfall and water allocation systems in areas with chronic droughts, areas outside irrigated zones, and areas using ground water

Outputs

  1. Water resources developed in chronic-drought areas, non-irrigated zones, and areas using groundwater; and irrigation systems expanded to cover all areas with agricultural potentials the country

Goals

Short term-Medium term

Lead Agency:

  • Royal Irrigation Department
  • Department of Water Resources
  • Department of Groundwater Resources

Support agency:

  • Land Development Department
  • Ministry of Interior
  • Agricultural Land Reform Office

Guidelines / Measures

Increase efficiency of saltwater intrusion management, drought and runoff changing from human actions.

Outputs

  1. The risk areas for saltwater intrusion throughout the country have been developed and improved infrastructures that protect saltwater intrusion as well as increasing water supply.

Goals

Short term – Medium term

Lead Agency:

  • Office of the National Water Resources
  • Royal Irrigation Department
  • Department of Water Resources

Support agency:

  • Department of Groundwater Resources
  • Department of Marine and Coastal Resources
  • Ministry of Interior
  • Marine Department

Guidelines / Measures

Promote development and application of wastewater treatment technology to recycle water usage in the household and industrial sectors.

Outputs

  1. Developing wastewater treatment technologies in order to recycle water that is suitable for household and industry context.

Goals

Short term – Long term

Lead Agency:

  • Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council
  • Pollution Control Department

Support agency:

  • Ministry of Interior
  • Local Administrative Organizations

Guidelines / Measures

Develop the system for water forecasting and an early warning system.

Outputs

  1. Accurate and precise water forecast and early warning systems in place and disseminated to public users through mobile application

Goals

Short term – Medium term

Lead Agency:

  • Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
  • Royal Irrigation Department
  • Department of Water Resources

Support agency:

  •  Department of Groundwater Resources
  • Thai Meteorological Department
  •  Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Public Organization)
  • Hydro and Agro-Informatics Institute
  • Land Development Department
  • Ministry of Interior

Guidelines / Measures

Create disaster surveillance network in risk areas and strengthening the capacity of communities to prepare from household level to national level.

Outputs

  1. Disaster surveillance and warning network
  2. Surveillance and sharing information on floods, droughts and landslides which is linked from household level to national level.
  3. Reduce deaths and damages from disasters.

Goals

Short term – Long term

Lead Agency:

  • Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
  • Royal Irrigation Department
  • Department of Water Resources

Support agency:

  • Thai Meteorological Department
  • Department of Environmental Quality Promotion
  • Local Administrative Organizations
  • Regional Environment Office
  • Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment

Guidelines / Measures

Increase effectiveness in the conjunctive management of surface water and groundwater in drought-prone areas.

Outputs

  1. Effective conjunctive management of surface water and groundwater, such as: management of groundwater and underground water, restoring underground water resources, in place in drought-prone areas across all catchments

Goals

Short term – Long term

Lead Agency:

  • Office of the National Water Resources
  • Department of Groundwater Resources
  • Royal Irrigation Department
  • Department of Water Resources

Support agency:

  • Local Administrative Organizations
  • Regional Environment Office
  • Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment

Guidelines / Measures

Develop pollution control plans for flood situations in risk areas.

Outputs

  1. Pollution control plans for flood situations developed in all flood-risk areas throughout the country.

Goals

Short term 

Lead Agency:

  • Pollution Control Department
  • Local Administrative Organizations
  • Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation

Support agency:

  • Department of Local Administration
  • Department of Water Resources
  • Royal Irrigation Department

Guidelines / Measures

Develop compensation assistance systems or disaster insurance systems related to water-related disasters. 

Outputs

  1. clear compensation assistance system from government agencies that people can access and use in a timely manner and private disaster insurance system that covers flooding and drought.

Goals

Short term – Long term

Lead Agency:

  • Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
  • Office of Insurance Commission

Support agency:

  • Office of the National Water Resources
  • Royal Irrigation Department
  • Department of Water Resources
  • Department of Groundwater Resources

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