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WEPA session at 12th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment (SEAWE12)

All 13 WEPA partner countries participated in the 12th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment (SEAWE12) which was organised by National University of Civil Engineering (NUCE, Vietnam), Research Center for Water Environment Technology, The University of Tokyo (UT, Japan) and Southeast Asian Center for Water Environment Technology, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT, Thailand) and co-organised by United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS, Japan) and Water Environment Partnership in Asia (WEPA), Ministry of the Environment (MOE, Japan).

WEPA organised one of its parallel sessions under the theme of Groundwater Pollution Control – To prevent and mitigate impacts of industrial activities. Following the keynote presentation, seven WEPA partner countries presented the situation on groundwater pollution, its expected causes and how to control and mitigate it in each country.

Presentation (29 November 2016) Download
Framing presentation

Mr. Tetsuo Kuyama, Task Manager (Water Resource Management), Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services Area, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

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Keynote Presentation: “Groundwater Pollution: Importance, Issues and Opportunities in Asia”

Dr. Sangam Shrestha, Associate Professor, Water Engineering and Management, School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology

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Session 1: Prevention and Mitigation of Groundwater Pollution caused by Inadequate Industrial Wastewater/Waste Management (1)
Groundwater Pollution Control in Japan

Mr. Masaki Suehisa, Deputy Director, Water Environment Division, Environmental Management Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

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Mitigation and Prevention of Groundwater Pollution from Industry in Thailand

Dr. Chayawee Wangcharoenrung, Director of Industrial Wastewater Division from Water Quality Management Bureau, Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand

PDF (9.7MB)
Groundwater Contamination and Management in South Korea

Dr. Moon Su Kim, Senior Researcher, Soil and Groundwater Division, National Institute of Environmental Research, Republic of Korea

PDF (8.2MB)
Session 2: Prevention and Mitigation of Groundwater Pollution caused by Inadequate Industrial Wastewater/Waste Management (2)
Status of Groundwater in Vietnam and Recommendations

Ms. Duong Quynh Anh, Staff, Water Management Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam

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Overview of Groundwater Contamination in Malaysia

Mr. Ismail Hj. Tawnie, Senior Research Officer, Water Quality and Environment Research Center, National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia

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Prevention and control of groundwater pollution with a focus on industrial activities

Dr. Jia Yongfeng, Assistant Professor, Institute of Water Environment, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science, China

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Groundwater Pollution - Current Situation in Indonesia

Mr. IiM Ibrahim, Section Head of Water Pollution Control for Processing Industries, Directorate for Water Pollution Control, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia

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Date 29 November 2016
Venue Melia Hotel, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Participants Approximately 50 participants
Organizers National University of Civil Engineering (NUCE, Vietnam), Research Center for Water Environment Technology, The University of Tokyo (UT, Japan) and Southeast Asian Center for Water Environment Technology and Asian Institute of Technology (AIT, Thailand) and co-organised by United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS, Japan) and Water Environment Partnership in Asia (WEPA, Ministry of the Environment (MOE, Japan))
Language English
Facilitator Mr. Tetsuo Kuyama, Task Manager (Water Resource Management), Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services Area, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

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