The Post-graduate Education, Training and Research Program in Environmental Science, Technology and Management (ESTM) was launched in 1999, with funding support by the Royal Thai Government and the Asian Development Bank. The Chulabhorn Research Institute (CRI), Mahidol University (MU), Burapha University (BU) and Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) have collaborated by forming the consortium of six complementary programs to support implementation of ESTM.