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

As of: November 2018

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 worked to prevent an increase in damages caused by these events. To this end it implemented ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) measures together with its local partners. EbA approaches were being piloted in the Chi and Tha Di catchment areas and the experiences gained informed national processes such as the national adaptation strategy, as well as international debate on the issue. The project made use of existing networks in the partner country and further developed 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 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.
  • "1st Drone Pioneer Award" won in 2017, deployment of drones served to better plan actions and train partners

Project data


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

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) - Thailand

BMU grant:
€ 3,298,000

06/2013 till 12/2017

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