Since last two decades, the challenges from environmental creeping catastrophes have never been greater. Global warming and climate change are causing devastating impacts around the world. The frequency and severity of natural disasters is increasing. Man-made pollution is threatening the safety of the food we eat and water we drink. Air pollution is affecting the majority of urban residents. 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 platform in moving towards sustainable paradigms are needed to initiate 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 relationships 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, from October 31 to November 1 in Chiangmai, Thailand, to present research related to environmental issues and discuss the challenges facing our future global safety, security and sustainability.

Our theme for this conference focuses on Challenges, Innovations and Transformations for a Sustainable Future

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 a Sustainable Future

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

  1. Sustainability Sciences and Technology
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Innovation and Technology for Sustainability
    • Environmental Education and Awareness
    • Carbon Storage and Sequestration
    • Green Architecture
    • Assessment/Cleaner Production
    • Environmental Engineering and Modeling

  2. Natural Resources and Environmental Management:
    • Natural Resources e.g. soil, water, forest, wildlife, etc.
    • Biodiversity Management and Conservation
    • Environmental Protection and Restoration
    • Conservation Biology
    • Ecology Conservation
    • Aquatic Management and Conservation
    • Terrestrial Management and Conservation
    • Coastal and Marine Management and Conservation
    • Wetland Management and Conservation
    • Natural Disaster Management
    • Ecosystem services

  3. Environmental Policy/Strategies:
    • Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
    • Policy, Design, and Practice of the Social and Economics for Environment
    • Sustainability Strategy
    • Environmental Economics/Accounting
    • Sustainability Urbanization
    • Public Participation
    • Environmental Conflict Management
    • Environmental Policy and Regulation
    • Environmental Governance
    • Environmental Partnership

  4. Vulnerability and Changes/Resilience:
    • Risk and Adaptation
    • Environmental Toxicity
    • Humanity (mankind) and Community Resilience
    • Human Livelihoods
    • Resilience Management
    • World Heritage Monitoring and Conservation

  5. Environmental Pollution Control and Management
    • Water Pollution
    • Soil Pollution
    • Air Pollution
    • Waste Pollution
    • Radiation Pollution
    • Electronic Pollution
    • Radioactive Wastes
    • Pollution Management Technology
    • Bioplastic

  6. Environmental Monitoring and Surveillance
    • Geospatial Monitoring and Modeling System
    • Geological and Geographic Information System
    • Environmental-Friendly Satellite Navigation Technology

  7. Impact Assessment
    • Environmental Impact Assessment: EIA
    • Environmental Health Impact Assessment: EHIA
    • Health Impact Assessment: HIA
    • Strategic Environmental Assessment: SEA
    • Risk Assessment

  8. Climate Change and Global Warming
    • Climate Science
    • Climate Impacts and Mitigations
    • Adaptation to Climate Change
    • Flood/Drought Management
    • Climate Changes from Palaeo-Perspectives

  9. Urban, Industrial Ecology
    • Livable and Sustainable City
    • Eco/Green Organization
    • Low Carbon Transport System
    • Eco-Industry
    • Tourisms
    • Low Carbon City
    • Industrial Ecology/Life Cycle
    • Green Economy

  10. Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus
    • Energy Innovations
    • Sustainable Agriculture
    • Clean Water and Food
    • Water and Food Security
    • Human Rights to access to water, energy and food
    • Sustainable Capital
    • Smart Farming
    • Sustainable Fishery and Aquaculture


We welcome paper submissions in English, the official language of the conference. Prospective authors are invited to submit abstract. After abstract notification of acceptance, you are able to submit either an extended summary or a full paper (which have 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 2020 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.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ennrj/ index). The ISBN is 1686-5456. EnNRJ is indexed by Scopus (Cite Score: 0.61 in January 2020), and another 4 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 : 200 Participants