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Agricultural transformation and the politics of hydrology in northern Thailand

Walker, Andrew


Tensions over water resources in upland areas of northern Thailand are often attributed to reductions in water supply caused by forest clearing. This article 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,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Development and Change
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7660.2003.00335.x


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