Water Privatisation in Thailand

By Montree Chantawong, Pornthip Boonkrob, Chamaiporn Chunjai and Phayoongsak Kochasawasdi
Foundation for Ecological Recovery, December 2002

This book provides an overview of water privatisation in Thailand. The authors examine the trend of handing over management of natural resources to the private sector and the actors and forces involved, and suggest that the impact of on-going privatisation will be profound. They advocate for participatory rights of local people in any policy review and argue against market-takeover for it will undermine community-based water management.

Environment Words: A dictionary in plain English (US$10)

Edited by Glenda Kupczyk-Romanczuk
Images Asia, 2002

Environment Words contains more than 4,500 definitions, written in a style that is accessible to people for whom English is a second (or even third or fourth) language. It has been written for people who are facing serious environmental problems and need to access information that is available only in English.

The People and Their River: A Survey of River-based Livelihoods in the Xe Bang Fai River Basin in Central Lao PDR (US$ 10)

Bruce Shoemaker, Ian G. Baird, and Monsiri Baird
Lao PDR/Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, November 2001

This report describes the benefits the people of the Xe Bang Fai basin derive from their rivers, wetlands and forests, as well as the systems developed by communities to manage and conserve these resources. 

The Mekong Currency: Lives and Times of a River (US$20)

By Liesbeth Sluiter (ed. Grainne Ryder),
Project for Ecological Recovery/Towards Ecological Recovery and Regional Alliance, 1992

This book tells the story, with 300 stunning black and white photographs, of the Mekong River’s wealth; its currency of silt, floods and fisheries, which are replenished and distributed to millions of peoples every year by the natural flowing Mekong River. The Mekong Currency also tells the story of development projects; its currency of dams, megawatts and money.

The Future of Peoples and Forests in Thailand after the Logging Ban (US$6)

Edited by Pinkaew Laungaramsi and Noel Rajesh,
Project for Ecological Recovery, 1991

In January 1989, the Thai government cancelled commercial timber licenses nationwide. This book evaluates the state of forests in Thailand following this decision and describes the environmental struggle in Thailand. The book also provides a description of community forests and the concept of protected area systems.

Note: Out of print – available only as a photocopied book.