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Hungarian model for water management adopted for Mekong River

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Hungarian model for water management adopted for Mekong River

 

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BANGKOK, 20 February 2019 (NNT) - Thailand and Hungary have established a cooperation to adopt Danube River’s water management strategy with Mekong River.

 

Deputy Prime Minister Chatchai Sarikulya revealed he has visited Hungary and discussed the water management cooperation with the Hungarian government which has agreed to develop five joint projects, including international river management on Danube and Mekong river basins, the management of sediments in rivers, flooding, drought, and wastewater management; groundwater capacity building, and irrigational development.

 

Thailand’s Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) will liaise with Hungarian authorities to prepare a Memorandum of Understanding between both countries.

 

The cooperation between Thailand and Hungary corresponds to the national water management master plan on the restoration and conservation of water resources, and the management of international water basins.

 

Hungary is considered one of the most well-known eastern European countries for water conservation, renewable energy from waste water, water engineering, and international river management. Both countries have also discussed investment opportunities, the deputy premier said.

 

ONWR Secretary General Somkiat Prajamwong said Thailand may adopt operations from Hungary in the international river management, adding that Thailand is invited to participate in a Budapest Water Summit on 15-17 October, which is a high-level meeting on water crisis prevention where advanced water management technology will be exhibited.

 

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Are the Chinese a part of this future collaboration?, 

other wise all the good works can be washed away.

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How many 1st class study trips to Hungary did it take to get this gem moving.....I mean Hungary and Thailand are just so similar in water conservation and users....!!

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I'm sure that once climate change kicks in and the Mekong freezes over in winter and then thaws in the spring that these two country's will have a lot to insert in their MOU, until then.......frequent flyer points will abound.

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

discussed the water management cooperation with the Hungarian government which has agreed to develop five joint projects, including international river management on Danube and Mekong river basins

That's all well and smart.

But with regard to the Mekong River, Thailand can't make any unilateral commitments with Hungary.

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) is an "...inter-governmental organisation that works directly with the governments of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam to jointly manage the shared water resources and the sustainable development of the Mekong River." (my bold) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mekong_River_Commission

See also:

http://www.internationalwatersgovernance.com/mekong.html

4 hours ago, webfact said:

Thailand’s Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) will liaise with Hungarian authorities to prepare a Memorandum of Understanding between both countries.

Such MOU can only cover projects within Thailand and must exclude the Mekong River.

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1 hour ago, Srikcir said:

That's all well and smart.

But with regard to the Mekong River, Thailand can't make any unilateral commitments with Hungary.

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) is an "...inter-governmental organisation that works directly with the governments of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam to jointly manage the shared water resources and the sustainable development of the Mekong River." (my bold) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mekong_River_Commission

See also:

http://www.internationalwatersgovernance.com/mekong.html

Such MOU can only cover projects within Thailand and must exclude the Mekong River.

I don't think they're making unilateral commitments as such with Hungry.

They're getting expert help with water strategy from Hungry to take to the table as an offering from Thailand. 

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Should have got the Dutch involved. They have a long history of successful water management eg the Zuiderzee.
There was also the Dutch engineer Cornelius Vermuyden who introduced Dutch land reclamation methods to England. Vermuyden was commissioned by the English Crown to drain Hatfield Chase in the Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire and directed major projects to drain The Fens of East Anglia.
Vermuyden was knighted in 1629 for his work and became an English citizen in 1633.

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On 2/20/2019 at 5:28 AM, webfact said:

renewable energy from waste water,

I was wondering how that works ..... does Hungarian water burn well?

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