Sustainable Canal Networking for Cleaner Tha Chin River, Thailand


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Sustainable Canal Networking for Cleaner Tha Chin River, Thailand


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Total: $21,364,19;

Sources of Financing: GEF SGP


2006 - 2008



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900 members of 170 families residing along three canals flanking a 7-km stretch of the Tha Chin River. Project members depend on the 1,290-ha Bung Khong Long Wetland for livelihood activities and food security. In response to threats to the wetland’s vitality posed by chemical-intensive agriculture, waste from tourism, and unregulated fishing, the project aims to take a community-based approach to reversing degradation.

The main objectives of the project are to:

  1. Instill conservation ethic in community leaders, and build capacity to act on it
  2. Perform and analyze community-based research
  3. Establish a ‘model canal’

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Achievements: Results and Impact

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See also

  1. Working with Communities to Meet Water and Sanitation Needs Sustainably in the Recovery of Selected Tsunami Affected Countries, Thailand
  2. Water Conflict and Cooperation/Mekong River Basin
  3. Sustainable Rehabilitation of Natural Resources in Phrom Basin Ecosystems, Thailand
  4. Sustainable Development Initiatives: Application and Green Indicators
  5. Sustainable Collective Protection of Lower Thachin River, Thailand
  6. Rehabilitation of Community Livelihood and Environment in Kham-Sop Ruak Basin, Thailand
  7. Rehabilitation and Development of Coastal Resources of Kor Lanta, Thailand
  8. Partnership for development: providing sustainable access to water, Thailand
  9. National Wetland Biodiversity project, Thailand
  10. Mekong Case Study
  11. Marine Resource Conservation, Habitat Rehabilitation, and Waste Management, Thailand
  12. Conservation and Development of Ecosystems of Jan River, Thailand
  13. Community Capacity Building for Conserving Kaeng Lawa Wetland, Thailand
  14. Bung Khong Long Wetland Conservation, Thailand

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