ISSP [2015] : Developing a Sustainable Drinking Water Management Model: Addressing Water Contaminationin the Khlong Toei Slum in Bangkok, Thailand

This project investigated water quality and its impact on residents of the KhlongToei Slumin Bangkok, Thailand by testing water samples from fire hydrants and vending machines in three slum sectors. Results confirmed contaminated water in vending machines. Utilizing observations and slum resident surveys, the team explored slum residents’ water usage and water quality perceptions. Interviews with slum leaders clarified their role invending machine maintenance. To combat water contamination in the Khlong Toei Slum, the team developed a water vending machine maintenance program and recommended an educational campaign to improve the slum’s current water quality. This project serves as a stepping-stone for future implementation of a drinking water management model for the Khlong Toei Slum.