Thailand

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Using Green Infrastructure to Mitigate Urban Flood Risk

With a population of more than 1.5 million people, Udon Thani province in northeastern Thailand is growing and industrializing rapidly as it positions itself as a strategic communications and commercial gateway to Indo-China. While these changes will contribute to economic growth, these shifts along with likely future temperature increases and more extreme weather patterns will also put Udon Thani at a greater risk of water scarcity, flooding, and loss of green space.  Since 2013, the U.S.

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In Asia and the Pacific, widespread migration to urban centers is placing tremendous stress on urban water and sanitation services. Across Asian cities, 340 million people lack access to safe water supply and more than 680 million do not have sustainable sanitation services, leading to increased risks of waterborne illnesses and lost economic productivity. While decision-makers in the Asia-Pacific region achieved and are continuing to improve upon the U.N.