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    Falling under a relentless dry spell

    Spectrum, Piyaporn Wongruang, Published on 09/03/2014

    » In his office at Rangsit University, the country’s best-known climate expert, Seree Supratid, is staring at a computer screen intently, his face showing signs of concern.

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    Villagers vow they won't give up homes for dam

    Spectrum, Piyaporn Wongruang, Published on 04/11/2012

    » As soon as staff from an engineering consultancy company arrived at the site of the proposed Kaeng Sua Ten dam project in Phrae province late last month, a scuffle broke out between them and locals from the nearby village of Sa-Iab. Later there was another brief confrontation between officials trying to install water level monitors in the Yom River and villagers who tried to stop them. The officials were surrounded and finally driven out of Sa-Iab in a scene reminiscent of one 10 years ago when villagers seized staff from a consultancy firm employed by the World Bank, injuring some of them.

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    Putting water to work

    Business, Piyaporn Wongruang, Published on 07/05/2012

    » Following the massive flooding last year, leading scientists are taking a more serious look at how to put excessive flood water into the soil as one of the solutions to help solve future flooding in Thailand and some other Southeast Asian countries.

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    Climate change negotiator

    Outlook, Piyaporn Wongruang, Published on 30/06/2010

    » After long hours in a closed meeting room at climate change negotiations in Bonn earlier this month, Dr Surachai Sathikunarat, a young Thai climate change negotiator, should have had peaceful coffee breaks.

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