Enhancing climate resilience in Thailand through effective water management and sustainable agriculture

Enhancing climate resilience in Thailand through effective water management and sustainable agriculture

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 07 Oct 2021 at B.30
  • Est. completion 10 Jan 2027
  • ESS Category Category B

In the Chao Phraya basin in Thailand, significant increases in the frequency of heavy rains are predicted as a result of climate change – in turn increasing the risk of severe floods.  But alongside the risk of flooding, there is also a risk of drought, caused by increasing pressure on water supplies for crops and irrigation, linked to rising temperatures.  These pressures together therefore risk leading to more frequent and intense flooding during the wet season and drought during the dry season.  This requires innovative approaches to increase the efficient use of existing water supplies and more effective flood management within the basin. 

This project aims to improve water management, food security, and the agricultural livelihoods of inhabitants in the Yom and Nam sub-river basins. It will improve water management by integrating ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) ‘green’ measures with ‘traditional’ grey infrastructure for flood control and irrigation, supported by enhanced technology and climate-informed planning and capacity development.  Activities at the household scale could directly benefit 62,000 people in the Phitsanulok, Sukhothai and Uttaradit provinces and eventually benefit some 25,000,000 inhabitants of the Greater Chao Phraya River Basin, who live within or downstream of the project area.  This will be achieved by enhanced climate and risk planning by generating tailored climate information to better inform water management and agriculture planning and by improvements to integrated planning.  In parallel, the project will boost household access to climate information and improve water management through strengthened infrastructure, including climate-informed engineering designs for the 13 schemes of the Yom-Nan river basin and upgrades to water infrastructure.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


21 Sep 2016 - 1843 days

Concept note received

21 Sep 2016

Funding proposal received

17 Jun 2019

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

13 Aug 2020

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

31 Aug 2021


07 Oct 2021 - 96 days

Approved by GCF Board

07 Oct 2021

Cleared by iTAP

07 Oct 2021

FAA executed

12 Oct 2021

Under implementation

10 Jan 2022 - 825 days so far

FAA effective

10 Jan 2022

Disbursement - USD 2,441,840

10 Apr 2023

To be completed

10 Jan 2027 - 1,002 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing14% disbursed

GrantUSD 17,533,500
Total GCF Financing
USD 17,533,500


Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 16,263,940
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 113,883
Total Co-Financing
USD 16,377,823

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Development Programme
Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya

Executive Coordinator and Director, Global Environment Finance
304 East 45th Street, FF-9th Floor, New York, NY, United States
Phone +1 (212) 906-5884
Mr. Robin Merlier

Environmental Policy Specialist Global Environmental Finance, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS)/Global Policy Network
Phone +1 2129065842
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Mr. Jatuporn Buruspat Primary
Permanent Secretary
92 Soi Phahon Yothin 7, Phahon Yothin Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone +66 2278 8543
Ms. Nareerat Panmanee Secondary
Director of Climate Change Management and Coordination Division Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning
118/1 Tipco Tower 2, Rama VI Rd., Phaya Thai,, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone (+662) 265 6692
Ms. Krittaya Chunhaviriyakul Operational focal point

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