THE STUDY ON AWARENESS AND PARTICIPATORY PROCESS REGRADING THE SURVEILLANCE OF SURFACE WATER QUALITY AT MUANG RAI KING MUNICIPALITY, SAMPRAN DISTRICT, NAKORN PATHOM, THAILAND.
The research aims to study the awareness and participatory process regarding the surveillance of surface water at Muang Raiking Municipality, Sampran District, Nakorn Pathom, Thailand. A questionnaire is used for collecting data from members of 400 households. The data was the processed via statistical tools. The findings revealed that the majority or 53% of the respondents were female with ageing range between 35 to 50 (38%); holding the junior high school certificate (38.6%); earned their living on personal business (35.8%); were Buddhist ( 44.2%); were married (55.8%); and have resided in the community for more than 10 years (61.55%). The awareness regarding the surveillance of surface water overall was at the high level with a mean of 3.51; meanwhile, the participatory process of people was at a low level with a mean of 2.37. When considering the individual aspect of participation, planning came the highest at 2.53; followed by problems survey and causes at 2.45; operation at 2.28; and following up and evaluation at 2.23.