The Yingluck government must make good on its pledge to draw up an integrated water management system for the country. The promise was made in the wake of last year's devastating floods that swamped industrial estates and residential areas in and around Bangkok.
Floods and drought have long been causing our farmers many problems. To solve these problems, all previous governments would send water trucks to drought-hit areas and give financial compensation to farmers. But these are just stop-gap measures.
The government set up three high-level committees on water management and flood prevention after last year's floods, but not much progress has been made so far.
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