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Research Note: RN-RWH 03 - Rainwater Jar Programme in North East Thailand

Rajindra De S Ariyabandu(2001)

In 1979, the Royal Thai government declared the policy of water resources development for rural areas. The focus was more decentralised with co-ordination and planning responsibilities given to the district and managed by local authorities with user community participation. There were three small scale technologies that were introduced. Jar and tank construction for drinking water, shallow wells for domestic water and small weirs for agriculture.

The visit, which was undertaken from 20th to 26th June 2001 was to study the Thai Jar and tank project which was particularly targeted for household drinking water


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