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Meeting Report

Preparation Workshop on the Asia Wastewater Management Partnership (AWaP)

Date 13 December 2017
Date Meliá Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar
Organizers Over 50 participants, including relevant governmental officials in selected WEPA member countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam), representatives from the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) of Japan, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Japan (MLIT), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Osaka City Government, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), World Health Organization (WHO)
Language Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan
Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Ministry of Construction, Myanmar
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Myanmar
Yangon City Development Committee, Myanmar
Language English
Chairperson Dr. Taku Fujiwara, Professor, Faculty of Agriculture and Marine Science, Department of Agriculture, Forestry, Bioresource and Environmental Sciences, Kochi University
Moderator Mr. Pierre Flamand, Manager, International Affairs, Japan Sanitation Consortium (JSC)

In September 2015, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit. Target 6.3 of the SDGs stipulates that “by 2030, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater” should be accomplished.

o support the activities of countries in Southeast Asia to achieve the target, the Conference on Watershed Management for Controlling Municipal Wastewater in Southeast Asia was held in Nagoya, Japan on 28 July, 2016. In the conference, participants shared information about water environment and wastewater management in each country and discussed the future development of policies and infrastructure in the region. All the participants agreed on the necessity to promote wastewater treatment in the region to achieve the SDGs target. As a conclusion of the conference, the countries agreed on the importance of regular information sharing on topics related to wastewater management.

Based on the result of the conference, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and Ministry of the Environment (MOE) of Japan proposed the establishment of “Asia Wastewater Management Partnership (AWaP)” at the Third Asia-Pacific Water Summit (11 and 12 December 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar). AWaP will consist of officials from ministries developing wastewater management policies and infrastructure. This Partnership will organize regular meetings to share good practices and technologies, provide knowledge and know-how through web-based information platform, and tackle common issues in collaborative projects of partner countries.

The goal of this Preparation Workshop was to have a common understanding of the challenges to achieve the SDGs and exchange views on the activities of the Partnership. The specific objectives of the Workshop are as follows:

(1) To reconfirm the importance of achieving Sustainable Development Goals, especially target 6.3.
(2) To understand the importance of mainstreaming wastewater management in Asia to achieve the SDGs target 6.3.
(3) To discuss and identify the vision and mission of “Asia Wastewater Management Partnership (AWaP).”
(4) To discuss and identify the action items of the Partnership.

Presentations download
OPENING OF THE WORKSHOP
Welcome statement

Ms. Daw May May Thwe
Committee Member, Yangon City Development Committee

Mr. Yasuhiro Morioka
Director-General, Sewerage and Wastewater Management Department, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

PART 1: NECESSARY EFFORTS FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF SDGS BY 2030 IN ASIA

Moderator: Dr. Taku Fujiwara, Professor, Faculty of Agriculture and Marine Science, Department of Agriculture, Forestry, Bioresource and Environmental Sciences, Kochi University

Wastewater Management in the Asia Pacific and SDGs

Dr. Aida Karazhanova
Economic Affairs Officer, Sustainable Urban Development Section, Environment and Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)


(5.6MB)
Global Monitoring of Wastewater Management

Mr. Hossain Khondkar
Rifat Department of Public Health and Environment (PHE), World Health Organization (WHO)


(782K)
SDGs and JICA Activities Related Wastewater Management

Mr. Mitsuo Kitagawa
Senior Advisor for Sewage Works and Water Pollution Control, Global Environment Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)


(2.3MB)
How to Mainstream Wastewater Management in Asia- Practical Examples

Ms. Azusa Miyazaki
“Water for Life” in the Miss Japan Contest in 2017


(2.5MB)
Efforts for City-to-City Cooperation- Practical Examples

Mr. Hiroyuki Mabuchi,
Director of Water Quality Management, Osaka City Government


(2MB)
PART 2: OVERVIEW OF THE WATER ENVIRONMENT IN ASIA
Current Situation of Domestic Wastewater Management in Asian Region
-Insights from WEPA-

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


(940KB)
PART 3: ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AWaP
Overview of the Objectives and Activities Plan for the Partnership

Mr. Norihide Tamoto
Director for Overseas Projects of Sewerage, Sewerage Planning Division, Sewerage and Wastewater Management Department, Water and Disaster Management Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism


(954KB)
Challenges in Each Countries and Expectations for AWaP
“Drainage Management and Wastewater Treatment in Vietnam”

Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Duc
Expert of Drainage & Sewerage, Wastewater Treatment Management Division, Administration of Technical Infrastructure, Ministry of Construction


(74KB)
“Drainage Management and Wastewater Treatment in Vietnam”

Ms. Huong Thi Quynh Nguyen
Deputy Head, Division of Environmental Science and Technology, Environmental Science Institute, Vietnam Environment Administration


(732KB)
“Domestic Wastewater Management Sector to Achieve Universal Access in Indonesia”

Ms. Sri Darwati
Researcher, and Head of subdivision of standardization, Division Standard and Cooperation, Research Institute for Human Settlements(RIHS), Ministry of Public Works and Housing


(1.5MB)
“Water Environment and Wastewater Management in Cambodia”

Mr. Heng Rathpiseth
Director General of Road Infrastructure Development Department, Ministry of Public Works and Transport


(8.8MB)
“Water Environment and Wastewater Management in Cambodia”

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


(1.4MB)
“Current and Future Challenges of Wastewater Management in the Philippines”

Ms. Rosemarie B. Del Rosario
Division Chief, Environmental and Social Safeguards Division (ESSD), Department of Public Works and Highways


(3MB)
“Establishing a Common Platform for Collaborative Action to Address Environmental Pollution in the ASIAN/Sub-ASIAN region”

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

Engr. Erlinda Atienza Gonzales
Technical Officer (Consultant), Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), Manila Bay Office - Water Quality Management Section, Department of Environment and Natural Resources


(1.2MB)
“Current and Future Challenges of Water Environment and Wastewater Management in Myanmar”

Ms. Su Nandar Tin
Staff Officer (Water and Sanitation), Water and Sanitation Division, Building Department, Ministry of Construction

Mr. Thein Min
Deputy Chief Engineer, Deputy Head of Department, Yangon City Development Committee


(3.2MB)
“Opinions on the Draft Action Items of AWaP”

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


(728KB)

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