This Pilot and Demonstration Activities (PDA) will demonstrate on-the-ground participatory water allocation process to inform the formulation of corresponding water allocation policy and guidelines.


Project site Bang Pakong, Thailand
Cost US$ 50,000
Status Completed
Approval date February 2009
Completion date February 2009
Category Basin
ADB officer Ian Makin
Partner Department of Water Resources


Thailand's Bang Pakong river basin serves a number of communities competing for its water. The Bang Pakong Dialogue Initiative, a PDA completed in 2006, brought integrated water resources management to Bang Pakong by opening a dialogue among stakeholders and creating an effective river basin organization.

This after-care PDA will analyze all components of water allocation in consultation with existing and new stakeholders. The River Basin Committee, established during the 2006 consultations, will take the lead in stimulating participation of concerned stakeholders in formulating a detailed policy, plan, and manual for effective water allocation.

Expected outcome

  • A guideline and manual for water allocation