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3rd International Rainwater Cistern Systems Conference
Khon Kaen, Thailand - January, 1987

Section B: Planning

Paper B.7

Self-Reliance in Science and Technology at the Thai Village Level: Case Study of Rainwater Cistern Systems

Thamrong Prempridi
Department of Civil Engineering
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok 10500


To solve the problem of storing good clean rainwater for use during the long dry season in Thailand, a rainwater cistern system is required . But. as usually found in most rural villages in Thailand, the villagers' socio-techno-economic background and their capability to understand certain technologies involved are not up to the point where they can make wise decisions in selecting appropriate technology. This paper discusses the principle of self-reliance of rural Thai people illustrated -with case study at Ban Pa-La-U-Bon, Province of Prachuabkirikand, 250 km Southwest of Bangkok.

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