Thailand River Community - Environmental Traveling and Journal

Thailand River Community is the title of documentary film by Greenpeace Video. The film tells the story of 13 year old Suwimon Daengniam and 59 year Wali Pejarean who both live along the Samrong Canal Bangkok, one of the major canals that flows in to the Chao Phraya River in Thailand. Through their stories we begin to understand how integral the canal is to the the every day lives of the communities who live there, as a source of food, trade and way of life. However since the textiles factories have moved in, the canal is now suffering from pollution, from dirty toxic water that is being pumped directly from the factories straight into the canal. We hear about the effects this has on the people living there.

Water journal : Bangnangkreng canal and Samrong canal

Samutprakan, Thailand, 22 February 2010 -- Greenpeace Water Patrol activists take sediment samples from Bangnangkreng canal along Chao Phraya River in Samutprakan Province, around 30 kilometers from Bangkok. Hundreds of factories located in this area discharge their industrial effluents into the water. Greenpeace is calling on the Thai government to proactively tackle chemical contamination of Thailands water resources, beginning with the Chao Phraya River and initiate a legislation that makes it mandatory for industries to disclose all information on usage, release and transfer of hazardous chemicals as a first step to the eventual elimination of toxic chemicals from all industrial production. (Mongkhonsawat Luengvorapant/Greenpeace)