NATS team is formed to reinvent technologies for decentralized wastewater management systems toward an ultimate goal of being Naturally Acceptable and Technological Sustainable. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded 5 million USD grant to NATS team since late 2011 to develop innovations in decentralized systems and technologies using a market-led approach for full or partial treatment and disposal of human excreta and wastewater from dwellings and businesses – No need to mention BMGF–. An interdisciplinary and diversified team of researchers from the Environmental Engineering and Management of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, led by Dr. Thammarat Koottatep, are core members of NATS team with other research partners in the region.
What we do?
Innovation Toilet City: From Reinventing to Realization at Scale (TRF)
Development of 20 year potential climate mitigation target
Biogeochemical changes and adaptation mechanisms
DR. Thammarat Koottatep
- D.Eng. (Water and Wastewater Engineering) Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand
- M.Eng. (Water and Wastewater Engineering) Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand
- B.Eng. (1st Rank) (Environmental Engineering) Chiang Mai University (CMU), Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Sustainable decentralized wastewater treatment systems
- Waste/wastewater reuse and recycle
- Innovative sanitation systems
- Fecal sludge management
- Uses of constructed wetlands for waste/wastewater treatment
DR. Yuttachai Sarathai
An alumnus of Environmental Engineering and Management (2010), was among the recipients of the Outstanding Government Official award bestowed by the Royal Thai Government.