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Meeting Report

The 12th Annual Meeting of Water Environment Partnership in Asia (WEPA)

The Ministry of the Environment, Japan and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam co-hosted the 12th Annual meeting of WEPA on 30 November 2016 at the Melia Hotel, Hanoi, Viet Nam. Almost 40 governmental officials from all 13 WEPA partner countries and experts on water management attended. This meeting was held not only to discuss the progress of WEPA activities since the last annual meeting and the plan for the next year, but also to share country updates on water environmental management policies and similar activities of other networks.

Presentation (30 November 2016)
Session 1: Review of the WEPA Activities
Report for the activities implemented since the last WEPA annual meeting and announcement for the new WEPA website to be launched by the WEPA Secretariat

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

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WEPA Action Program, Progress Report by Sri Lanka

Dr. R.M.S.K Ratnayake, Acting Deputy Director General, Environmental Pollution Control, Central Environmental Authority, Sri Lanka

PDF (3.4MB)
Session 2: Country updates – Recent developments for water environmental management in each partner country
Cambodia

Mr. Rady Phin, Deputy Director, Department of Water Quality Management, General Directorate of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Environment

PDF (302KB)
China

Dr. Feixiang Sun, Assistant Professor, Institute of International Environmental Policy, Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy

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Indonesia

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

PDF (385KB)
Japan

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

PDF (1.4MB)
Lao PDR

Dr. Phengkhamla Phonvisai, Deputy Director General, Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

PDF (749KB)
Malaysia

Mr. Mohd Fadhil Kasim, Research Officer, Water Quality and Environment Research Center, National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

PDF (1.3MB)
Myanmar

Ms. Khon Ra, Director, Hydrology Branch, Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation

PDF (2.8MB)
Nepal

Mr. Madhav Dev Acharya, Senior Divisional Engineering Geologist, Water Resource Division, Water and Energy Commission Secretariat

PDF (2.4MB)
Philippines

Dr. Vicente, Jr. Bassig Tuddao, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services (Director III), Regional Office No IV – MIMAROPA, Department of Environment and Natural Resources

PDF (2.5MB)
Republic of Korea

Dr. Kyunghyun Kim, Division Head, Water Quality Assessment Research Division, National Institute of Environmental Research

PDF (6.4MB)
Sri Lanka

Mr. T. M. A. S. K. Rodrigo, Director, Natural Resources Management, Central Environmental Authority

PDF (552KB)
Thailand

Ms. Thiparpa Yolthantham, Director of Planning, Water Quality Management Bureau, Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

PDF (1.0MB)
Viet Nam

Mr. Nguyen Minh Cuong, Deputy Director, (Head of ASOEN Vietnam office), Department of International Cooperation, Science and Technology, Vietnam Environment Administration, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

PDF (447KB)
Session 3: Plan of Activities for 2017, presented by the WEPA Secretariat
Presentation by the WEPA Secretariat

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

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Session 4: Presentations by resource persons
Summary of SEAWE12

Dr. Futoshi Kurisu, Associate Professor, Research Center for Water Environment Technology, the University of Tokyo

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Institutional approach for dissemination of Decentralized Domestic Wastewater Treatment System

Dr. Yoshitaka Ebie, Senior Researcher, Centre for Material Cycles and Waste Management Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan

PDF (9.9B)
Project for Strengthening Capacity of Water Environmental Management in River Basin “Trial for the River Basin Water Environment Management in Vietnam”

Mr. Ichiro Adachi, Project Leader, Environment Management Policy, WEMRB, JICA Project Office

PDF (1.4MB)
Date 30 November 2016
Venue Melia Hotel, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Participants 39 participants from 13 countries
Organizer Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Language English
Chairperson Prof. Mitsumasa Okada, The Open University of Japan as a WEPA advisory board member

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