Dr. Sutat attended GADRI, presented ‘S&T’ for agriculture to reduce damage from climate change in Thailand


1 September 2021, Dr. Sutat Weesakul, Director of Hydro-Informatics Institute (Public Organization), was invited as a speaker in The 5th Global Summit of Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) which is an international conference, focusing on sharing approaches to adaptation and mitigation of Climate Change Impacts.

During the conference, Dr. Sutat Weesakul presented “Science and Technology: a key instrumental for Sustainable Climate Change Adaptation at the Community Level in Thailand” which is an initiative to bring ‘Science and Technology’ into action in agricultural areas to reduce the cultivation damage by climate change in Thailand.

Under the “Community Water Resources Management” project, HII focused on the application of science and technology to understand local natural resources information and develop their own management plan. Dr. Sutat had introduced the success story of a hill-tribe community, “Huay Pla Lod” in Tak province which has applied the concept, learned the knowledge and bring back their precious forest. The community can also earn their income by planting cash crops instead of opium, which boosts sufficient income to the community.