Title: Emphasis on Distribution: Strategies for Small‑Scale Water Resource Development in Northeast Thailand
Article in: Water Resources Bulletin, Vol. 17, No. 3
Authors: Shlomo Angel,
First published: June 1981
Overview: This paper discusses strategies for the development of water resources, emphasizing the delivery of reliable water supplies, for both domestic and production purposes, to every village and to every farmer. This necessitates a shift of emphasis from the construction of large storage reservoirs to the construction, operation, and maintenance of water distribution systems capable of reaching the largest number of farms, and a shift from projects that benefit the few, to projects that benefit the many. Water distribution in this context takes on three interrelated meanings: a geographical meaning, a technical meaning, and an economic meaning.