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Water Environment Issues of Bangkok City, Thailand:Options for Sustainable Management

Bangkok is a major city, with an area of 1570 km2 and a population of 10 million inhabitants.Situated 2 meters above sea level, and lacking proper infrastructure and planning, Bangkok faces watermanagement and water pollution problems. Presently, 91% of water demand is supplied from river water and9% from deep wells. Increased rainwater harvesting would decrease problems of land subsidence, groundwater contamination and dependence on surface water sources.

 

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