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As of: January 2018

Water Management Pilot Project: Improved Management of Extreme Events through Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Watersheds (ECOSWat)

Objective and activities

With Thailand facing the threat of more frequent floods and droughts in its water catchment areas as a result of climate change, the project is working to prevent an increase in damages caused by these events. To this end it is implementing ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) measures together with its local partners. EbA approaches are being piloted in the Chi and Tha Di catchment areas and the experiences gained are informing national processes such as the national adaptation strategy, as well as international debate on the issue. The project is making use of existing networks in the partner country and further developing them with the aim of improving cooperation between the authorities responsible for adaptation to climate change and the authorities operating in the water sector.

State of implementation/results

  • Project almost completed
  • Stakeholder platforms have been established in the pilot areas.
  • A comprehensive baseline study that analyses existing adaptation policy and entry points for ecosystem based adaptation has been finalised.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
Department of Water Resources (DWR), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) - Thailand;Khon Kaen University - Thailand;Royal Irrigation Department - Thailand;Walailak University

BMUB grant:
€ 3,298,000

06/2013 till 12/2017


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