Water Resource Management Case Study

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Water resource is an essential for human activities which is a key driver of economic and social development about agricultural, industrial, energy, tourism, and maintain for the ecosystem. Moreover, the water issue is related with natural resource that affected to water resources management. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is one of the methods that can be applied for solving the problems of water resources. This concept was adopted in water resource management and planning which is a systematic process for the development and management of water, land and related resources within the watershed (Global Water Partnership, 2000). In Thailand, IWRM principle was applied from national policy to local communities for more than 15…show more content…
1980); 1. To define the problems of water resources in the upper part of the Pranburi watershed by the stakeholder and then determine the group of these problems. 2. To set the goal of decision hierarchy and the criteria those influencing the objective of the goal, and then set on the sub-criteria and alternatives that related the goal of the decision hierarchy model. This study sets the hierarchy model consists of 4 levels, based on IWRM concept. The goal of this study is the suitable alternative for sustainable water resource management in Pranburi watershed. The hierarchy model had three levels; the first level had 3 criteria based on IWRM, and the second criteria consists 15 sub-criteria and then, the last level had 3 alternatives (figure 2). 3. To construct a set of pairwise comparison matrixes (equation 1) for estimation priorities by the stakeholder in Pranburi watershed. Each level is used to compare with the criteria, sub-criteria and alternative. The opinions of decision-makers were regarding the relative importance of each criterion, sub-criterion and alternative by pairwise comparison…show more content…
Therefore, the hierarchy model consists of 4 levels (figure 1) are as follows; 1) The first level of the hierarchy model corresponds to the goal of this research which is the suitable alternative for sustainable water resource management in Pranburi watershed. 2) The second level had 3 criteria which are based on IWRM concept as follows; C1: Environmental factors for water resources management C2: Stakeholders and decentralization criteria for water resources management C3: Techniques for water resources management. 3) The third level had 15 sub-criteria which are the related to the major criteria. 4) The fourth level had 3 alternatives which are the strategies for the water resources management in Pranburi watershed. A1: Strategies for participation in watershed by setting the rules and analyze watershed eco-system. A2: Strategies for establishing a group that involved about water resources management. A3: Strategies for training about knowledge and technique for water resources

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