Thai Water Mark

by Sureerut Anne Kachaon, Supervising Environmental Scientist; Montgomery Watson, Inc., Pasadena, CA,
Nisakorn Kositratana, Director; Montgomery Watson, Inc., Pasadena, CA,
Anupan Ittnaratana, Chief of Water Quality Management Div.; Pollution Control Dept., Ministry of Sci., Technol., and Envirn.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1997, Vol. 67, Issue 10, Pg. 74-76

Document Type: Feature article


Thailand's economy has taken off and with new industry and population growth, water quality problems are increasing. The nation has a 20-year initiative to address these problems, called the Central Basin Water Quality Improvement Master Plan. The Central Basin includes Bangkok and its surrounding metropolitan area. Part of the plan is a mathematical modeling program to simulate stream water quality under present conditions and to predict changes as development continues. A pollution sources database is another part of the larger program. Thailand enacted environmental legislation in 1995 establishing a governmental body to oversee the master plan. Two outside consulting firms, Montgomery Watson, of the U.S., and the Coastal Consultancy International Party, Ltd., of Australia, are working with Thai officials to develop a comprehensive geographic information system that covers pollution and environmental data.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Water management | Basins | Environmental issues | Consulting services | Geographic information systems | Information systems | Industries | Thailand | Asia | Australia

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