2) The Problem of Unsustainable Septage Management in Chiang Mai

Link to Full Policy Proposal: The Problem of Unsustainable Septage Management in Chiang Mai

Link to Presentation Slides: Session 1 – Group 2

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Abhishek Gautam, Chen Yankai Aloysius, Mohana Anita Anthonysamy, Rebecca Goba Chiedza, Shaun Steven

Chiang Mai has seen rapid urbanisation and growth over the past decade. Sanitation, in particular septage management, has not been upgraded to meet the needs of urban Chiang Mai. Although there is one central septage treatment plant in Chiang Mai, the sewerage network does not comprehensively cover all of urban Chiang Mai, and the majority of households use Onsite Sanitation Systems.

This project analyses the current system of septage management in Chiang Mai. It also looks at the problems that can occur if the septage management system is not developed and septage is discharged untreated into the environment.