Water Environment Partnership in Asia

To raise well-being by catalyzing knowledge and action

Meeting Report

WEPA Sessions in
11th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment (SEAWE11)

The University of Tokyo and Asian Institute of Technology jointly organized the 11th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment (SEAWE11) on the 27th and 28th of November in Bangkok, Thailand. WEPA participated in this symposium together with Chuo University as Co-organizers. Participants numbered over 100 and were mainly from the field of academia. WEPA organized sessions at the symposium to provide an opportunity for dialogue and mutual understanding among policy makers and researchers with the aim of improving water environmental governance in Asia.

In the first WEPA session, presentations by policy makers and a panel discussion were held in order to discuss a required collaborative framework among policy makers and researchers. On the second day, researchers made presentations and there were discussions and significant exchange of opinions among researches and policy makers. In both sessions, researchers and policy makers held active discussions on how to improve water environment in Asia.

Symposium (27 November 2014) Download
Keynote lecture
Water Environmental Management in Thailand

Dr. Wijarn SIMACHAYA Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Thailand

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WEPA Session (27 November 2014) Download
Introduction of the session

Mr. Tetsuo KUYAMA, Manager (Water Resource Management) NRE, Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) / (WEPA Secretariat)

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Kick off presentation
Role of scientists in policy making process for water environment in Japan

Prof. Mitsumasa OKADA, Open University (WEPA Advisor), Japan

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Prioritized policy agenda in water environmental management and role of water experts for policy making process in Thailand

Dr. Wijarn SIMACHAYA, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand

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Panel Discussion
Water Environmental Management Policy in Vietnam (The role of Experts/Researchers)

Dr. Nguyen The DONG Deputy General Director, Vietnam Environment Administration, Vietnam

PDF (797KB)
Water Pollution Control in Indonesia

Dr. Budi KURUNIAWAN Head of Infrastructure and Services, Ministry of Environment, Indonesia

PDF (3.2MB)
Policy Research on Water Environmental Management and Collaboration Framework Between Policy Makers and Researchers in The Philippines

Dr. Vincente B. Tuddao Jr., Director for Government and Enforcement, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines

PDF (2.3MB)
WEPA Session (28 November 2014) Download
Wastewater Management in Bangkok

Dr. Suwanna KITPATI BOONTANO, Lecturer and Deputy Programme Director Master of Engineering, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Mahidol University, Thailand

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Wastewater characterisation and its impacts to the performance of Water treatment plant in Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Dr. Tran Viet NGA, Lecturer, National University of Civil Engineering, Vietnam

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Water Quality Management Policy: Current situation and Issues

Dr. G.B.B. Herath Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

PDF (1.7MB)
Coliform contamination of Indigenous clam, Batissa violacea (Lamarck,1818) (Bivalvia) in Cagayan River, Philippines: Implications to human health safety

Dr. Rico C. ANCOG, Professor, School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM), University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines

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Date 27-28 November 2014
Venue Conference Centre of the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
Participants More than 100 participants (total participants for the symposium)
Approximately 30 participants (for WEPA sessions)
Organizers The University of Tokyo (Japan), Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand)
Co-Organizers WEPA, Chuo University (Japan)
Language English

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