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Agricultural transformation and the politics of hydrology in Northern Thailand: a case study of water supply and demand

Walker, Andrew


Water resource tensions in upland areas of northern Thailand are often attributed to reductions in water supply caused by forest clearing. This paper argues that the hydrological evidence for such reductions in supply is very weak and that, rather, the key hydrological issue in upland catchments is a significant increase in water demand, especially during the dry season. The arguments are illustrated with a detailed examination of the Mae Uam catchment, located in Chiang Mai province, where the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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