ISSP [2012] : Assessment of Laem Phak Bia Environmental Research and Development Project’s Outreach Program

The Laem Phak Bia Environmental Research and Development Project (LERD), a Royal initiative of the Chaipattana Foundation, aims to provide communities and organizations in Thailand with the environmental knowledge necessary to implement natural waste and wastewater treatment techniques. Our goal was to assess LERD’s outreach program and recommend improvements. Through archival research, site assessments, interviews with staff, and visitor surveys, we performed a summative analysis of LERD’s outreach strategy. After critical analysis, suitable recommendations were made to improve the program. These recommendations seek to improve LERD’s interactions with the public, visitors, and clients as well as on-site presentation.