Supat Wangwongwatana

, Former Director General of the Thailand Pollution Control Department and present Lecturer
, Thammasat University
Profile / Bio: 

Dr. Supat Wangwongwatana has affiliated with the Faculty of Public Health, Thammasat University as a Senior Specialist in air pollution since 2017. He also serves as a Senior Advisor to the Thailand Environment Institute. Before that he served in the Royal Thai Government more than 30 years. He was the Director General of the Pollution Control Department (PCD) for 5 years in charge of the management of air quality, water quality, solid waste, hazardous waste, and chemicals and environmental law enforcement.

 

Dr. Supat Wangwongwatana was the first recipient of Honorary Degree from USEPA’s Air Pollution Training Institute. He was also awarded an Asian Air Quality Management Champion from the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities for his efforts to institutionalize air quality management in Thailand and for acting as a role model for air quality management practitioners in cities and countries across Asia. In 2015, he was awarded the EANET Award of Recognition for his long term involvement and contribution to the EANET from the start of the EANET. He also received the 2016 Kong Ha Award for Excellence in Air Quality Management from Clean Air Asia (CAA) as a scientist and practitioner who has worked tirelessly for the past 39 years to improve air quality in Thailand and throughout Asia. In 2019, he received a Role Model on Health Promotion and Environmental Health Award: Expert/Specialist Category from Ministry of Public Health.

 

Dr. Supat Wangwongwatana served as the Coordinator of the EANET Secretariat between 2012-2015 and a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Clean Air and Climate Coalition. Presently, he serves as a member of the Pollution Control Board of Thailand, a member of the Senate Sub-Commission on Environment, the Senior Advisor of Thailand Environment Institute (TEI), and the co-chair of the Advisory Group of Asian Co-benefit Partnership (AC).

 

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