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Lesson learned of water management by Life dam at Ban Na Not Village Kampang Sao Sub-district Muang District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. The purposes of this study were to study the community contexts which lead to water management by Life dam and to visualize the lesson learned of water management by Life Dam about geography, natural and community culture. The data collected by participant observation, in-depth interview, and focus group. The results showed that Na Not village has changed the subsistence production to commercial production in which affects agricultural water management. Furthermore, government water management cannot reach the community. As a result, the community seeks for self-reliant water management by study the problems and solve it until it becomes Life dam. Life dam is the combination of new knowledge and local wisdom. To manage Life dam under the context of different ecological communities, the community need to study water system, water map, community waterway and community resources. Life dam is valuable and role in environment dimension, community and to negotiate with the government by self-reliant.
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