Mae Yom Operation and Maintenance Project
Awarded on the 1st Place Winner of United Nations Public Service Awards 2012
Integrated Drought Prevention and Mitigation Project under the Mae Yom Operation and Maintenance Project, Phrae province awarded on the 1st Place Winner of 2012 United Nations Public Service Awards Of the Category 3 Fostering participation in policy-making decisions through innovative mechanisms of the Asia and the Pacific Regions.
Initiative innovation on “Integrated Drought Prevention and Mitigation: the Mae Yom Operation and Maintenance Project, was presented for a competition on Thailand Public Service Awards 2011, having other government agencies throughout the country joined this competition. The innovation awarded on the best service quality 2011 from Civil Service Commission, on 21 December 2011. Then, Royal Irrigation Department presented this innovation to contest on the 2012 United Nations Public Service Awards of the Category 3 Fostering participation in policy-making decisions through innovative mechanisms of the Asia and the Pacific Regions; RID awarded on the 1st place winner, the event took place at New York, the United of America on 25 June 2012. This success is an achievement and a pride of the Department and all sectors in Phrae province. The innovation on public service quality is a flood solution and mitigation through integrating various agencies in Phrae province by working from 3 mission coordinators: agencies under Ministry of Agriculture and cooperatives which are responsible for supervising, controlling and implementing on water and plant aspects; agencies under Ministry of Interior which are responsible for supervising, controlling and implementing on an agreement; and water user groups, so to joint water management in fair and proper manners.
Knowledge integration and implementation from various sectors by using lesson learned and solution have been applied with farmer participation process. The integration of government agencies in project area has been applied together with GIS and database on meteorology, hydrology, cultivation, water distribution, related regulations to study and analyze factors affecting cultivation for dry-season crop, including public hearing from stakeholders and related agencies in order to conduct an agreement on water shortage solution and tangible implementation. It is different from water management in previously; this task was a responsibility of Mae Yom Operation and Maintenance Project, only agency.