Paper Title
Participatory Pattern of Community for Wastewater Management in Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram Province

Abstract
The research was focused on community participation in wastewater management in SamutSongkhram Province. Objectives of this research were 1) surveyed and analyzed the quality of wastewater in the main canal of Mae Klong River 2) studied the level of community participation in wastewater management in SamutSongkhram Province, 3) studied the factors that contribute to community participation in wastewater management process in SamutSongkhram, and 4) to find out the model of community participation in waste water management in SamutSongkhram Province. Forty samples of surface water and effluent from the community were analyzed based on the parameters of the Pollution Control Department. In addition, 395 questionnaires and focus group were also conducted during October 2016 – September, 2017 in order to identify the level of public participation in wastewater management. The results showed that (1) many parameters of surface water quality from the main canal and Mae Klong River were lower than type 3 of effluent from community. BOD and Temperature were related in the same direction at the statistical significantly level 0.05. (2) Public participation in wastewater management in SamutSongkhram Province in terms of benefits was at a high level of 3.60. (3.) The study of the factors affecting people participation in wastewater management in SamutSongkhram Province by overall found aspects summarize that factors contributing to participation was in the moderate level, the average score was 3.09. Motivation was the highest score of 3.32 at the moderate level followed by communication, participation, and management, respectively. (4.) Focus group analysis of community participation in waste water management in SamutSongkhram Province concluded that some regulations and standards should be concerned such as improve law enforcement of effluent water, especially wastewater from agriculture and domestic., develop appropriated wastewater treatment system, study feasibility of irrigation system for transfer wastewater from the treatment plant to agricultural area which is suitable for cultivation during water shortage period. Besides, enhancing environmental awareness projects and activities for local community and youth for monitoring water resources regularly should be established. Keywords - Patterns and Participation of Communities, SamutSongkram Province, Wastewater Management.