Friday, March 18, 2011

Water scarcity looming for eastern areas

Changing weather patterns and a substantial rise in water consumption pose higher shortage risks for Thailand's Eastern Seaboard this year and next, says Eastern Water Resources Development and Management Plc.

Water consumption in Rayong, Chon Buri and Chachoengsao is expected to grow 20% during 2011 and 2012 from 245 million cubic metres last year, which was up 8% from 2009.