Locals fear water conflict as new industrial boom arrives along Thailand’s eastern seaboard

“Even before the EEC, there was a troublesome lack of water in the eastern seaboard area,” said Somnuck Jongmeewasin, a conservationist and research director at EEC Watch. “In my local community, there’s a lack of water. If we want water, we have to buy and it’s very expensive. The industrial sector can get the water because they have money. This is the inequality.”