The Kaset Samakee Water User Association, Isan region, northeastern Thailand

Resource System
Irrigation system
Resource Units

The Kaset Samkee water user association is a part of the The Lam Pra Plerng Irrigation Project, constructed by Thailand's Royal Irrigation Department (RID). RID organized four Water User Associations (WUAs) in the project area that are then divided into "chaeks" (a chaek is an area served by a common farm-turn-out). The common irrigator is paid by the RID and is responsible for arranging water distribution and maintenance schedules in the chaek. Farmers in the area of the Kaset Samkee Association have a higher level of participation in the association and maintenance activities because they do not receive water from other sources and are dependent on the irrigation system. 

This case was part of the original CPR database developed in the 1980s by Edella Schlager and Shui Yan Tang at Indiana University. The original CPR report can be found under the CPR tab in the Institutional Analysis section below.