International Conference on Rain Water Cistern Systems
St Thomas, Virgin
Islands - June, 1984
C: Some Cistern Cystems
Roof Catchment Project
: Khon Kaen
Khon Kaen University Thailand
Khan Kaen province is situated in the centre of the Northeast region which
is the poorest and driest region of Thailand. One of the most important factors
determining health condition of the Northeast people is the lack of sufficient
acceptable quality of drinking water. Villagers have to rely on rainwater in the
rainy season, and ground water from wells in the dry season. Water from wells
usually contains a high mineral concentration and is easily contaminated. For
villagers who normally do not have access to piped water or other forms of a centrally
distributed potable water supply, rain water-seems to be the most viable solution
to provide acceptable quality drinking water.
The faculty of Engineering, Khan Kaen University, who plays a key role in the
development of the Northeast, undertook a research project which is aimed at providing
drinking water supply for villagers in the Northeast. The project title is 'Study
on collection and Storage or Roof Runoff for Drinking Purpose". The project
is financed by the International Development and Research Centre (IDRC-Canada).
The duration of the project is from July 1981 to June 1984.
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