Author(s): Korakod Tongkachok, Krisda Apinawatawornkul, Teeraporn Tongkachok
The results of the research revealed that the laws related to water resource management in Thailand have been driven by mechanisms at the national level, namely the National Water Resources committee, and the regional level, namely the Watershed and Area Level Committee, only with the government on water resource management. The government applied the same rules and regulations to people in every locality, but the context of one area may differ from another, making compliance difficult and potentially disengaging citizens to manage water resources at the local level. This would affect local water resources, resulting in water scarcity. However, if a common rule can be established between the people and the state by means of the people agreeing to one another and recognizing the damage that will occur if they do not join in to take care of the water resources, the people will be united to comply with the rules that participates in the agreement and allows people to participate in the management of water resources.