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000011980 037__ $$a5867
000011980 041__ $$aEnglish
000011980 100__ $$aSangkapitux, C.
000011980 100__ $$aElstner, P.
000011980 100__ $$aChamsai, L.
000011980 100__ $$aBollen, A.
000011980 100__ $$aKitchaicharoen, J.
000011980 100__ $$aNeef, A.
000011980 245__ $$aDiversity of water management systems: Examples from Hmong and Thai communities in Mae Sa watershed, northern Thailand
000011980 260__ $$c2005
000011980 260__ $$b
            
000011980 490__ $$aArticle
000011980 507__ $$aMFOLL
000011980 520__ $$aIn Thailand water is widely perceived as an open access resource. It is  also common belief that organisation of highland irrigation in northern  Thailand is characterised by a relatively simple structure, and that  local communities are not able to adjust their management practices to  new realities. The existence of diverse forms of control, ownership and  rights of use relating to water resources is widely ignored. This goes  along with a stereotypical and static picture of highland people—and  ethnic minorities in particular—as being environmentally destructive and  culturally backward. These misperceptions fail to recognise that  economic, institutional and social conditions are rapidly changing in  the highlands of northern Thailand. These changes bring about a range of  cultural and economic adjustments at the local level, which is also  reflected in the management of water resources. The present article  argues that cultural identities and social norms in the highlands are  fluid, that local communities continuously adapt their water management  practices to new circumstances, and that the outcomes of this process  are not always beneficial to sustainability and distributional equity.
000011980 653__ $$acultural identity
000011980 653__ $$airrigation
000011980 653__ $$aThailand
000011980 653__ $$awater
000011980 653__ $$awater resources
000011980 653__ $$awatershed management
000011980 650__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000011980 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000011980 650__ $$aWater management
000011980 650__ $$aWatershed management
000011980 691__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000011980 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000011980 691__ $$aWater management
000011980 691__ $$aWatershed management
000011980 773__ $$pMountain Research and Development 25(1):20-24. http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1659/0276-4741%282005%29025%5B0020%3ADOWMS%5D2.0.CO%3B2
000011980 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/11980/files/5867.pdf
000011980 980__ $$aARTICLE