Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is a key element of achieving the Thai Government’s national growth strategy for the country. This corridor comprises 3 provinces – Rayong, Chonburi and Chachoengsao – that have experienced strong growth and investment for over 30 years, reflecting their connection to other countries in the region.
The compounding pressures associated with climate change and rapid population growth are a potential constraint on achieving the Thai Government’s objectives for the EEC. So, the Eastern Economic Corridor Office (EECO) is partnering with WSCA to:
- develop an integrated urban water strategy for the EEC
- enhance capacity for strategy implementation
- develop linkages between EECO and Australian experts.
This 9-month project builds on the Thai and Australian governments’ shared interest and history in supporting integrated urban water management, and Monash’s experience, expertise and reputation as a world leader in water resources management and climate adaptation. The project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).