Water Environment Partnership in Asia

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Meeting Report

WEPA Workshop on Industrial Wastewater Management

The 7h International Workshop was held on 25th January 2016 at Vansana Riverside Hotel, Vientiane, Lao P.D.R. In the workshop, Industrial Wastewater Management was focused from the view how to enhance the industries’ compliance from 3 approaches below and effective policy tools/systems of each approach were shared among WEPA partner countries and further discussed factors/conditions that function policy tools/systems of each approach more effectively

  • A) Law enforcement by Local Government Units (LGUs)
  • B) Enhancement of support to LGUs, and
  • C) Raising incentives of industries

42 policy makers of related governmental ministries and water experts from 12 countries participated and contributed to the workshop.

Presentation (25 January 2016) Download
Keynote speech
Regulations of Wastewater Discharge in Japan

Prof. Mitsumasa Okada, Professor, The Open University of Japan WEPA Advisor

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Introduction of the Workshop

WEPA Secretariat

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Session 1: Introductory presentation on each Topic/ Approach for Effective Industrial Wastewater Management (Case Reports)
Group A: On-site Inspection and Administrative Direction to Business Establishment

Presentation by Engr. Toshiyuki Obe, Advisor, Assistant Director, Air and Water Environment Division, Department of Environmental and Social Affairs, Mie Prefecture Government, Japan

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Group B: Enhancing Local Enforcement by Central Government in Thailand

Presentation by Dr. Chayawee Wangcharoenrung, Director, Industrial Wastewater Division, Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Kingdom of Thailand

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Group C: Industrial Waste Management in the Philippines

Presentation by Engr. Erlinda Atienza Gonzales, Technical Officer, Manila Bay Office, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Environmental Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Republic of the Philippines

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Group D: Progress of Enhancement of Industrial Wastewater Management in Lao P.D.R.

Presentation by Mr. Sengkeo Tasaketh, Technical Officer, Pollution Management Division, Pollution Control Department, MONRE, Lao People's Democratic Republic

PDF (347KB)
Closing Session

Professor Motoyuki Suzuki, Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo (WEPA Special Advisor)

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Summary of Workshop
Date 25 January 2016
Venue Vansana Riverside Hotel, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Participants 42 participants from 12 countries
Organizers Ministry of the Environment, Japan and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR
Language English

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