HII collaborated with Utokapat Foundation under Royal Patronage of H.M. the King to open Live Museum on Community Water Resources Management at Ban Non Tae, Chaiyaphum province
On 3 October 2020, Hydro-Informatics Institute (Public Organization) or HII collaborated with Utokapat Foundation under Royal Patronage of H.M. the King to open a Live Museum on Community Water Resources Management at Ban Non Tae, Chaiyaphum province.
The Live museum has 4 successful learning stations as follows:
Station 1. Nueng Hua Na, Nueng Pa Noi (Growing forest in the paddy field)
Station 2. Connect Chi river, Create Monkey Cheek for Life
Station 3. Pond for Life: Self-reserve Water
Station 4. Monitoring water situation: Think Macro, Start Micro
In Ban Non Tae, the community has collaboratively reforested in public and private area. They surveyed the area by using GPS, elevation information, water charts, water balance, to analyze water management to mitigate drought and flood. Currently, the area is able to identify the public pond’s boundary and increase additional area of 0.28 sq.km. without conflict and able to divert water, more than 13.22 million cubic meters, from Chi river to the monkey cheek system without pumping cost. Data from HII’s is monitored and communicated via Line group. The data is utilized to set a plan for water management of Chi river before the end of rainy season. The beneficiary of the project covered 360 households and 4 sq.km. of agriculture area.