Faculty Advisor

Demetry, Chrysanthe

Faculty Advisor

Robertson, Thomas B

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard Francis

Center

Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract

In the past, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) was the cause of environmental disasters in which SO2 emissions soared, causing environmental and physical health problems in the surrounding areas of Mae Moh. Because of such problems, communication of pollution levels became an important objective for EGAT. We accomplished our goals of identifying EGAT's environmental communication strategies and residents' information needs through interviews with EGAT employees and residents of three Mae Moh villages. We conclude the report with communication guidelines for EGAT addressing the main barriers to communication - information accessibility, information comprehensibility, and trust - as well as further recommendations for EGAT regarding increased interaction with villagers.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Center

Bangkok, Thailand

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