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GFE Bangkok: Health risk assessment for vulnerable environment due to urban development

Last updated September 05, 2014
GFE Bangkok 2014

Technical visit at Nhongkham Wastewater Treatment Plant

 

Title of the Unit

Global Field Exercise Bangkok: Health risk assessment for vulnerable environment due to urban development

 

Aim and Contents

This two-week field exercise course provided for the graduate students of the University of Tokyo, Asian Institute of Technology, Chulalongkorn University, Thammasat University, and Mahidol University under the Interdisciplinary Consortium on Urban Environment and Health in Asia program (UEHAS) and Global Field Exercise (GFE) of GPSS-GLI.

During the urban transition phase from developing countries to developed countries under rapid economic growth, the environment and human societies are susceptible to microbial and chemical hazards. The environmental risk assessment, management, and mitigation from the vulnerable environment together with the urban development are crucially challenging issues.
The objective of the two-week program was to let the participants learn about various environmental risks associated with urbanization in Bangkok through the lectures and field studies. The participants were expected to propose how to manage or improve the public health risk in Bangkok and give a presentation.

This year, the participants were divided into four groups. The final research proposals were 1) Community Participation and Perception regarding the Waste Water Treatment, 2) Personal Exposure Assessment and Air Quality in BMA, 3) Educating and Engaging Children to Develop a Sustainable Waste Management System in Klong Toey Community, 4) Drinking Tap Water in Bangkok. --Dr. Jatuwat SANGSANONT (Project researcher) 

 

GFE Bangkok 2014 2

Meeting with the staffs of Duang Prateep Foundation in the Klong Toey slum

Health risk assessment, Urbanization

 

Time and Place

August 6th - August 17th 2014, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Collaborating partners/ organizations

Interdisciplinary Consortium on Urban Environment and Health in Asia program (UEHAS)

(Initiated by Department of Urban Engineering, and School of International Health, The University of Tokyo) 

College of Public Health Sciences and Department of Environmental Engineering, Chulalongkorn University

Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University

 

Related faculty members

Assoc. Prof. Hiroyuki KATAYAMA, Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Dr. Jatuwat SANGSANONT, Graduate Program in Sustainability Science-Global Leadership Initiative, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

 

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