Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
Appropriate wetland management plays an important role in food and water security, poverty reduction, sustainable social and economic development and national security. Integrated research that creates public awareness, increases knowledge and understanding and expertise about ecosystem and wetland management of personnel in various sectors is particularly an urgent task. By this, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, conduct research and organize training courses concerning wetland conservation and management in Thailand and Asia region. In order to effectively operate the training courses, Wetland Management Research and Training Center (WMRTC) was officially established in 2005. The current task of the center is to enhance wetland conservation in Ban Khun Samutchin province and Samut Prakan province in Thailand. The task is to track changes in sediment elevation in the wetland area. This operation was in collaboration with the US Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey and Thailand National Wildlife Research Center.