Chutiwalanch Semmahasak

Chutiwalanch Semmahasak

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Title of PhD: Towards Sustainable Water Management in North Western Thailand: A Governance Approach

Supervisors: Dr Julian Clark and Dr David Hannah

Chutiwalanch Semmahasak is undertaking doctoral research on water governance in NW Thailand with the aim of examining how sustainable water management can be achieved through a consideration of different governance approaches that might encourage a more flexible and suitable water management regime, sensitive to local socio-economic and environmental changes, based on principles of multiple- stakeholder involvement.

Chutiwalanch’s current work is funded by GEES Overseas Student Scholarship and Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Thailand.


MSc. Environmental Planning for Community and Rural Development

BSc. Sociology and Anthropology


Chutiwalanch Semmahasak is a graduate of Sociology and Anthropology from Chiang Mai University in Chiang Mai, and also holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Planning from Mahidol University, Nakhon Prathom, all in Thailand. Between her Masters and current PhD research she spent six years as a lecturer in Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Thailand.


Research interests

  • Environmental planning
  • Community and rural development
  • Adaptive governance and adaptive management


Evaluating adaptive governance approaches to sustainable water management in NW Thailand (Paper in prep.)