Prevention is better than cure. That truth is obvious when it comes to personal health, but it also applies to the health of the environment, on which we all depend.

Only 20 per cent of farmland - 30 million rai - is irrigated in Thailand, which prides itself on being a land of agriculture. 

Read more: Climate change will show no mercy to dithering Thailand


Hat Yai, southern Thailand’s largest city, has assembled an impressive arsenal - from CCTV and online data, to community volunteers – to give residents and businesses early warning of the floods that now threaten some neighbourhoods every year.

Read more: Thai city uses CCTV, web to warn of floods


Climate change is becoming an increasingly relevant issue for Thais after the country was hit by a series of droughts and floods. As part of the "Redraw the Line" campaign, non-profit organisation Media Alliance conducted a seminar to stress the importance of the media in raising awareness on climate change.

While the campaign is focused on encouraging people to change their behaviour to reduce their carbon footprint, the group said the press and advertising companies were vital in changing people's habits and creating a pro-environment trend.

Read more: Campaign stresses need for all segments of society to recognize danger of climate change


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