Task force formed to help govt. deal with drought

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BANGKOK, 3 June 2015  – The Ministry of Science and Technology has set up a task force to tackle drought. A hotline has been operated to provide useful information on the situation.

Minister of Science and Technology Phichet Durongkhawerote said the task force would support the government’s solutions to drought by giving updates on the situation and forecasting weather conditions. It would also help find new natural water sources, the minister said.

Mr. Phichet added that the public could access a database of water conditions on www.thaiwater.net. The website features water situation updates, weather forecasts, water levels of dams, water courses, groundwater sources as well as isotope hydrology.