King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) contributes to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15, which focuses on protecting, restoring, and promoting sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably managing forests, combating desertification, halting and reversing land degradation, and halting biodiversity loss. KMUTT’s involvement in this goal is reflected in its research initiatives, educational programs, and campus sustainability practices.

KMUTT’s research often addresses environmental and ecological issues, including studies on biodiversity conservation, sustainable land use, and ecosystem management. These research projects contribute valuable insights and solutions that can help in preserving terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity. By focusing on innovation and technology, KMUTT’s research can offer sustainable approaches to managing and restoring natural habitats and resources.

In terms of education, KMUTT integrates topics related to environmental conservation and sustainability into its curriculum across various disciplines. This approach ensures that students understand the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem health, and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to contribute to these areas in their professional careers. The university also encourages student involvement in environmental projects and initiatives, fostering a campus culture that values and actively contributes to ecological sustainability.

Furthermore, KMUTT’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its campus operations. The university implements practices that reduce its environmental impact and promote biodiversity. This includes maintaining green spaces, implementing sustainable waste management practices, and promoting resource conservation. These efforts not only contribute to a more sustainable campus environment but also serve as a model for responsible environmental stewardship.

Through these efforts in research, education, and sustainable campus practices, KMUTT plays a significant role in advancing SDG 15, contributing to the global effort to protect and sustainably manage terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity.


1. Related information on our university support and/or organise events aimed to promote conservation and sustainable utilisation of the land, including forests and wild land.

2. Related information on our university have policies to ensure that food on campus is sustainably farmed.

3. Related information on our university working directly to maintain and extend existing ecosystems and their biodiversity, of both plants and animals, especially ecosystems under threat.

4. Related information on our university offering educational programmes on ecosystems (looking at wild flora and fauna) for local or national communities.

5. Related information on our university offering educational programme/outreach for local or national communities on sustainable management of land for agriculture and tourism.


1. Supporting land ecosystems through action Policy

2. Local biodiversity included in planning and development

3. Collaboration for shared land ecosystems

4. Relate information on our university having a policy to reduce the impact of alien species on Campus.

5. Related information on our university on collaborating with the local community, e.g. through partnerships, in efforts to maintain shared land ecosystems.


1. Related information on our university having water quality standards and guidelines for water discharges (to uphold water quality in order to protect ecosystems, wildlife, and human health and welfare, etc.).

Campus Water Balance :Water Recycling  and bio-ecological drainage system 

A sustainable water balance is defined by the AWS (2014) as “The state when the amount and timing of water use, including whether the volumes withdrawn, consumed, diverted, and returned at the site and in the watershed, are sustainable relative to renewable water supplies and are maintaining environmental flow regimes and renewable aquifer levels. Water balance has become a tool for managing water resources and also a tool for protecting and maintaining the ecosystem of an environment. Managing accurate water balance assessment is necessary for short and long term water resource management.

To use university campus as living lab for water sustainability,KMUTT  implements  water balance system in Bang Khun thian campus as a living lab for teaching and research. The four main steps for Water balance system has been done including :  Prevention  wastewater from entering the campus water system  , Aerobic Wastewater treatment , Water recycling program  ,Bio-ecological drainage system using wetland . For Balance water management system ,wastewater from all building in KMUTT Bang Khun Thian will be treated by using aerobic wastewater treatment plant followed by water recycling  with solar cells pumping  to artificial reservoir pond.  Bio-ecological drainage system has been chosen to use   with constructed wetland which can remove pollutants and reducing peak flow. The water balance water analysis  has been done with monthly checked. The results show campus balance water can help for water resource management  and need to control  water quality to meet the standards. Water balance is reflected in SDG6, which focuses on sustainably water  and also supports the achievement of many other SDGs, including SDG7 ,SDG11 and taking actions against climate change impacts (SDG 13) and stop biodiversity loss (SDG 15).

Water pollution control in campus area

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi It has a clear policy towards becoming a green university. Promoting sustainable environmental management and water is one of the priorities of KMUTT, including water pollution caused by consumption such as waste water from toilets. Wastewater coming from the laboratory is much less likely to be contaminated with chemicals to come out of the university water system. It is strictly regulated and enforced. To organize a hazardous waste chemical management system that supports waste chemicals that come from laboratory experiments.

In addition, training on waste chemicals is provided to all laboratory staff, including all students.

The wastewater generated inside the building enters the building’s sewage system before being discharged into the gutter, flowing into the water well along the way.  The water that passes through the wastewater treatment system flows into the 1st pond, through the 2nd water reservoir, and to the 3rd water well, where each pond has an aeration system and aquatic plants such as red mangroves, lam, poolpan, samae, Eichhornia crassipes, Umbrella plant, hyacinth to help treat the water before going to the pumping point to the outside.

KMUTT university monitors water quality every month. Some campuses check every three months to check water quality before releasing it into public water bodies. Water quality is randomly checked at buildings and pumping points, with parameters as follows: pH, SS, BOD, TKN, SS ,TDS, Sulfiue, Fat oil & Grease, Arsenic, Mercury, Cadmium and Chromium The standard controls the drainage from certain types and sizes of buildings.

Guideline standard

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi water quality is monitored regularly. It is valued by water quality before being released into public water bodies. It does not exceed the standards for controlling sewerage from buildings of certain types and sizes, so it does not affect the aquatic ecosystem and the environment, and there are guidelines to promote the conservation of water resources, such as economical use of water such as  water resources development, water recycling, etc.

The standard controls the drainage from certain types and sizes of buildings

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2. Related information on our university having a policy on reducing plastic waste on campus.

KMUTT Waste Management Policy
KMUTT provides waste management system and encourages student and staff to reduce, reuse, recycle and proper managen ment on treatment and disposal which comply to standard practice and SDG2030. Both municipal solid waste and hazardous waste are managed according to waste
hierarchy of reduction, reuse, recycle, treatment and responsible disposal. KMUTT is committed to
1. Waste minimization and waste reduction Encourage waste source reduction by using the waste minimization and
reduce hazardous chemical usage and encourage using products that can be reused or recycled.
2.Reuse and repair Encourage to reuse equipment, materials or chemicals and repair equipment, materials that can be efficiently use.
3. Recycle Encourage to recycling of Aluminums and steel cans, cardboard, glass bottles, paper, plastic cartons, scrap metal, shoe bank, textile bank, toner and ink jet cartridges by using recyclable waste bank. Also, encourage to recycling hazardous materials or chemicals if it can be efficiently done.
4. Treatment Encourage to manage both municipal solid waste and hazardous waste in standard practices and meet regulations on waste treatment.
5. Responsible disposal Ensure disposal in both municipal solid waste, hazardous waste and electrical waste (E Waste) are carried out in standard practices and meet regulations. Ensure all waste are managed with manual and followed standard practices.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suvit SeaTia
President , KMUTT

April 2021

Responsible OfficePolicy AdministrationDate Issued
Energy Environment Safety and Health (EESH)Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suvit SeaTia, President , KMUTT December 2021

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3. Related information on our university having a policy on waste disposal – covering hazardous materials.

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi Hazardous waste management policies have been issued. and handed over the obligation to the Energy, Environment, Safety and Occupational Health Management Center (EESH Center) to manage hazardous chemicals from the university laboratory. In this regard, the EESH Center has issued a policy on environmental management, safety and hazardous waste management. Including the preparation of a safety manual about the storage of hazardous wastes within KMUTT.

Safety Policy KMUTT

Energy Environment Safety and Health Management Policy

Hazardous Waste Management Manual KMUTT

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