Thailand

ISSP [2020] : Investigating Potable Water at Doi Tung Schools

Water filtration systems were installed at northern Thailand schools to provide the community with safe drinking water. These filtration systems lacked sufficient maintenance, and the community lacked trust in the water quality. Our team assessed the water quality and filtration systems at three schools to analyze methods of improving the filtered water quality. We recommended …

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ISSP [2020] : Promoting Science Education in Thailand with Small-Scale Chemistry Experiments

In this project, we investigated how small-scale chemistry experiments increased student interest in science. DOW teachers receive training and kits for their classroom that include small-scale laboratory materials. Students and teachers in various schools were surveyed and interviewed. We found that small-scale experiments were cheaper, easier to implement, and piqued student interest in science. However, …

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ISSP [2020] : Assessing the Impact of Human Activity on the Groundwater at the Mrigadayavan Palace in Cha Am, Thailand

The Mrigadayavan Palace Foundation aims to restore the Palace to its original condition by 2024. However, brackish groundwater prevents the restoration of the Palace grounds. By analyzing salinity data and interviewing community members, we found the likely cause of the brackish groundwater are the jetties feeding seawater to nearby mangroves. We recommend filling the jetties, …

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ISSP [2020] : Evaluating Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping Systems in Khon Kaen, Thailand

The Population and Community Development Association installed solar photovoltaic water pumping systems (PVWPS’s) in rural villages in the province of Khon Kaen, Thailand, in response to the population’s ongoing problem of lack of access to affordable water. Through interviews and observation of three villages, our team compared the cost and technical performance of PVWPS’s to …

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ISSP [2020] : Surplus Food Management: A Case Study

Scholars of Sustenance (SoS Thai) in Bangkok, Thailand is a food rescue organization. The goal of this project was to improve SoS Thai’s relationships with food donors and recipients, while also increasing their public presence by creating marketable data and assessing current practices of managing surplus food. We evaluated the operation’s processes, conducted interviews, and …

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ISSP [2019] : Analyzing Energy Alternatives for an Orphanage in Rural Thailand

Sarnelli House lacks a reliable energy source affecting the completion of regular, everyday tasks including bathing, cooking, and studying in the evenings. The goal of this project was to perform a comparative study for Sarnelli House and recommend alternative energy options that would provide them with reliable power and lower their electricity costs. We made …

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ISSP [2019] : Promoting Alternatives to Harmful Pesticides on Small Farms

Tomatoes are an important cash crop in the Tao Ngoi District that are vulnerable to diseases, pests, and fungi. Pesticides are an affordable and easy pest management solution that increase crop yield and quality but have negative effects on farmer health and local ecosystems. Alternative farming methods such as organic fertilizers, Good Agricultural Practice, and …

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ISSP [2019] : Creating an Educational Program to Promote Sustainable Water Use in Baan Yang

In the village of Baan Yang, a sudden shift away from opium cultivation left farmers practicing unsustainable techniques to grow food. Residents are aware of the ecological impacts, but tradition and socioeconomic barriers prevent them from transitioning to new, sustainable techniques. Our project focuses on creating an educational program for the Baan Yang School to …

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ISSP [2019] : Promoting Culture and Tradition: Increasing the significance of coconuts in Amphawa

The recent coconut price fluctuations in Thailand have caused economic distress among its coconut farmers who rely on income from these sales. The Chaipattana Foundation seeks to mitigate this problem by implementing new coconut-related activities at the Amphawa Chaipattananurak Conservation Project that will not only improve the livelihood of farmers in Amphawa, but also convey …

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