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Comparing BES work with Indigenous Water and Vegetation Management Systems in Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand (Figure 1) sprawls in the vast delta of the Chao Phraya River. The river has many tributaries from Northern Thailand where centuries of indigenous practices have been documented by anthropologists such as Shigeharu Tanabe. Tanabe documented the muang-fai (weir-canal) system of agricultural village water and rice cultivation management near Chiang Mai (Figures 2 and 3), while in the nearby district of Lampang, a Royally inspired project of dam and weir construction help restore the environment of a deforested village. (Figures 4 and 5). Much can be learned by integrating scientific and indigenous knowledge that are both after common goals of linking human and natural dynamics to develop resilience urban and rural systems globally.

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