Improving community water conservation behavior in Chachoengsao, Thailand

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Doctor of Philosophy


Faculty of Computing, Health and Science


The issue of water supply throughout the world is of concern for many reasons. It is projected that by the year 2005 two-thirds of the world’s population will encounter moderate to severe water shortages. As a result of unsustainable development over the past decade, Thailand has faced pollution problems as well as the depletion of many natural resources. These problems have impacted on the country’s main rivers (Chaopraya River, Thachine River, and the Bangpakong River), that are crucial to a sustainable economy, society, and culture. There need s to be a concentrated effort at all levels (individual to community) to address this problem. This thesis reports on a collaborative water conservation project undertaken in the Banmai and Bone market communities located on the banks of the Bangpakong River in Chachoengsao province, Thailand. The project was divided into three phases.