Rethinking Water Resources Management Under a Climate Change Perspective: From National to Local Level - The Case of Thailand

Likewise many other countries in Southeast Asia region, Thailand has historically enjoyed relatively abundant water resources. Nevertheless, recently, this flood-prone country’s attention has shifted to drought, as evidence of a globally changing climate. In order to gain better insights of Thai water resources and disaster management, a review of institutions involved and policies promulgated at national level has been conducted.


SUMERNET policy forum to be held in Phnom Penh on 30 March 2017

SUMERNET Policy Forum: Opportunities for regional research and partnership approach in supporting the implementation of water security related Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030" will be held on 30 March in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The policy forum is part of the Annual Meeting of SUMERNET during 28-30 March 2017. The one-day policy forum will bring together regional policy-makers, think tanks, academics and civil society. A number of policy planners from the host country Cambodia are expected to attend.


SEI ranked as world’s most influential environment policy think tank in 2016

SEI is rated as the world’s most influential think tank on environmental policy issues in the University of Pennsylvania’s 2016 Global Go To Think Tanks Index, billed as the “premier database and measure of world think tanks”.


Communicating for Influence: Policy and Media Writeshop to be held 24-25 August 2016

Communicating for Influence: Policy and Media Writeshop during 24-25 August 2016 will bring together SUMERNET and other researchers, policymakers and media to help researchers improve their writing and outreach skills to have influence and impact outside the academic world.


Information Brief: Comparative study on national REDD+ strategy development processes in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand

The main objective of this research is to document insights for REDD+ policymakers in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand on how barriers can be overcome and opportunities seized for keycomponents of national REDD+ strategies or action plans in order to ensure effective, efficient and equitable REDD+ implementation in their countries. The main boundary partners are the REDD+ policymakers in each country. Results from this research will also engage with academic discussions on science-policy interface, market-based approaches to forest governance in developing countries, stakeholders’ assessments of policies on climate change, and national sovereignty.


SUMERNET Policy Forum: Learning from the past to explore better futures

SUMERNET researchers joined policy makers, donors, and researchers as well as colleagues from SEI Asia in a policy forum on “Learning from the past to explore better futures:
Water, food and energy in an uncertain and changing Mekong Region.”