Integrated Water Resource Management by A Governmental Organization: A Case Study Lam Takhong Basin, Nokhon Ratchasima

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Varatchaya Chueachanthuek


“Water” is important for people’s living and national development. Water resources at present, however, are facing a great number of increasingly severe problems. Management of water resources is thus very important. This research was aimed at studying the Integrated water resource management by a governmental organization, and at recommending a developmental model for Integrated water resource management by a governmental organization. The qualitative research method was used and the data was collected by group interviews and in-depth interviews, conducted with the personnel responsible for water resource management from 5 local administrative organizations, the personnel in charge of 8 spillways, and 11 leaders of irrigation water user groups at the Water Distribution and Maintenance Areas 1-4. The data was collected from March, 2018 until November, 2018, and was analyzed and presented by the Descriptive Analysis Method. The research results demonstrate the following: 1) The integrated water resource management by governmental organizations involve the environmental condition that eases the management, namely, the policy related to water resource management and the strategy for area-based water resource management; the institutional roles, namely, integration of work, coordination, and the framework of power and duty in coordination; and the management tools, namely, increase of communication channels and provision of a stage for learning and sharing of water resource management. 2) The developmental model for integrated water resource management by a governmental organization, includes: the evaluation of water resource management, the strategic planning for water resource management, placing importance on irrigation water users, development of irrigation water users’ potential, building and maintaining the working environment, and placing the importance on water resource management outcomes.

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Chueachanthuek, V. (2023). Integrated Water Resource Management by A Governmental Organization: A Case Study Lam Takhong Basin, Nokhon Ratchasima. Political Science and Public Administration Journal, 14(1), 173–196. Retrieved from
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