In Thailand, the importance of water as a vital resource for all aspects of life has always been respected. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, during a speech delivered at the Chitralada Villa on March 17, 1986, advised: “It is very important for us to have water to drink and use as a result of life is here. If there’s water, We can survive. If there’s no electricity, we have a tendency to can also survive. However, if there’s electricity but no water, we have a tendency to cannot survive.” Thus, water resource management could be a fundamental basis for economical development in Thailand.
Nevertheless, water management strategies in Thailand have been oriented towards ...view middle of the document...
2007; Simonovic 2009; H.E. Mutikanga et al. 2011).
There are many various MCDA methods. AHP is a tool that developed by Saaty (1980) and
has been related with multiple criteria decision making in several fields, for example, in engineering, economics, industry, medical and healthcare, social science, environmental management and water management.
Therefore, the target of this paper is to 1) review and analyze the publications that applications of the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) method in water resource management from 2005 to 2014 and 2) analyze the strengths and limitations of the AHP technique by SWOT analysis and 3) focus the integrated methods for application water resources management in Thailand.
METHODS FOR CRITICAL LITERATURE
This paper focused on the topic concerning the applying of Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) for water resource management. The publications search via sciencedirect, springerlink, ProQuest ABI database and Emerald Insight from 2009-2013 in 46 peer reviewed journal articles. The scope of the topic is related to water resource by AHP application. The pattern of analyzing the AHP application are classified 4 parts follow us; 1) Goal and criteria of water resources application, 2) Characteristic of the AHP process, 3) Type of water resources and 4) Integrated different methods with AHP for application in water resources management. Finally, the methodology for analyzing theses publications are SWOT analysis so as to explain the strengths and limitations of AHP method and so...