In the last two decades, the challenges from environmental catastrophes have become greater than ever. Global warming and climate change are causing devastating impacts around the world. The frequency and severity of natural disasters are rapidly increasing; man-made pollution is threatening the safety of the food we eat, water we drink and air we breathe; current agriculture and aquaculture methods are decimating our natural resources. Innovations and sustainable technologies are needed to reduce environmental degradation and improve sustainability. The principle of sustainability is emerging as a global concept that requires research and development of ideas from a broad range of sciences and practices. A healthy environment and sustainable use of our natural resources are essential for the peace and security of future mankind. Transforming from current knowledge platforms towards sustainable paradigms should be initiated with appropriate solutions that will take careful planning and consideration. The goal is to conserve natural resources and improve the economic viability of human livelihoods. Protection and conservation of land, water, biodiversity and climate are pre-requisite to saving our future earth in a sustainable way. Building strong engagement is critical for communicating, evaluating and implementing complex innovations to replace traditional economic and social interacting systems. With this goal, we propose to hold the 4th Environment and Natural Resources International Conference as a Virtual Format due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We welcome researchers to present their work related to environmental issues and discuss the challenges facing our future global safety, security and sustainability.

Therefore, our theme for this conference focuses on "Challenges, Innovations and Transformations for Environmental Sustainability"

It is our honor and great pleasure to invite all to attend this 4th Environment and Natural Resource International Conference (ENRIC). The target groups for this International Conference are students, researchers, academicians, scientists, engineers, NGO members, policy makers and other stakeholders from the fields of science, engineering, environment, natural resources, and sustainable development.


  1. To gather researchers in environmental science and other disciplines related to environment and natural resources issues, so that they may present their recent research findings and achievements.
  2. To share current research and management experience amongst the university community, consulting and governmental agency professionals, and environmental organizations.
  3. To stimulate the development of collaborative research on environment and natural resources issues in the S.E.A. region.
  4. To promote public awareness and understanding of environment and natural resources issues.
  5. To offer a platform for undergraduate and graduate students and young scientists to present their projects and apply their academic skills in a professional forum.

Conference Topics

Theme: Challenges, Innovations and Transformations for Environmental Sustainability

ENRIC 2020 invites paper on (but not limited to) the following themes:

  1. Natural Resources Management
    • Geology and Earth Science
    • Physical Geography, Geomorphology
    • Water Resource
    • Ecology, Forestry and Wildlife
    • Food System and Security
    • Marine and Coastal Resources
    • Community-based Environmental Management
    • Natural Resource Monitoring and Conservation

  2. Science, Engineering and Energy Technology
    • Environmental Assessment (EIA, SEA, EHIA)
    • Wastewater Management and Treatment
    • Geographic Information System
    • Renewable Energy
    • Air and Noise Pollution
    • Solid and Hazardous Waste
    • Site Contamination and Remediation

  3. Climate Change, COVID-19 and Risk Management
    • Climate Change
    • Disaster Management
    • Greenhouse Gas Management
    • Environmental Adaptation

  4. 21st Century Industry
    • Sustainable Industry
    • Industrial Ecology
    • Lifecycle Assessment
    • Biology, Circular and Green Economy
    • Adaptive Governance
    • Green Procurement
    • Environmental Economics

Conference Chair

Associate Professor Dr. Suvaluck Satumanatpan

Professor Dr. Suvaluck Satumanatpan
Deputy Dean for Research
Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies
Tel: +66 2 4415000 ext. 2007
Fax: +66 2 4419509 - 10
E-mail: suvaluck.nat@mahidol.ac.th


Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts in English, the official language of the conference. Upon notification of abstract acceptance, authors are able to submit either an extended summary or a full paper (which has NOT been submitted/published or under consideration anywhere in other conferences/journals) in electronic (.doc only) format via submission online at: https://en.mahidol.ac.th/enric.

Submitted conference papers will be reviewed by the technical committee of the Conference. Moreover, the best papers from ENRIC 2021 will be encouraged to be submitted to the peer review process of the Environment and Natural Resource Journal (ENNRJ).

ENNRJ is a journal published by the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand (Available at: https://www.tcithaijo.org/index.php/ennrj/ index). The ISBN is 1686-5456. EnNRJ is indexed by Scopus (Cite Score: 0.61 in January 2020), and four other international databases; Clarivate Analytic, EBSCOhost, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and ASEAN Citation Index (ACI).

The Environment and Natural Resources Journal has been published since 2001 by the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand. Environment and Natural Resources is an open access journal and international publication devoted to various disciplines in environmental science and technology. The journal aims to provide the most complete, up-to-date, and reliable sources of information on current developments in the field of environment and natural resource studies with an emphasis on publishing quality articles promptly and making them freely available worldwide.

Number of Participants : 150 Participants


Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University. Thailand.