Volume No. 4 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 1047-1057 April-June 2010

 

EVALUATION OF WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN LAM TA KONG WATERSHED : THE WATER SCARCITY AREA OF THAILAND

 

Saowanee Wijitkosum* and Thavivongse Sriburi

Environmental Research Institution, Chulalongkorn University,Institution Building 2, Bangkok, (THAILAND)

 

Received on : January 12, 2010

 

ABSTRACT

 

The spatial and economic development in Thailand emphasized on increase in Gross Domestic Product. This development pattern had not paid much attention to analyze water budget (water availability) of the developed area. Therefore, the development caused water shortage in all developed areas in Thailand. Lam Ta Kong Watershed has a high economic growth rate but is still facing water scarcity. This research was aimed to analyze the water situation in the Lam Ta Kong Watershed which was subject to the economic and spatial development plan of the government. This research was divided into 9 water scenarios to evaluate the water usage under the limitation of its water resource. The results of this study showed that Lam Ta Kong Watershed hasn

 

Keywords : Economic development, Water resource management, Spatial development, Water shortage, Lam Ta Kong watershed

 

 

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