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Meeting Report

The 14th WEPA Annual Meeting

Date 22 and 23 February 2019
Venue Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Participants WEPA Advisory Board Members, WEPA partner countries (13 countries) and experts
Host of the Conference Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Language English
Chairperson Prof. Mitsumasa Okada (Chairman of WEPA Advisory Board, Vice President of the Open University of Japan)
Moderator Osamu Mizuno (Representative of WEPA Secretariat)

The 14th WEPA Annual Meeting was organized on 22 and 23 February in Tokyo, Japan. In the morning session on 22nd, Japan’s technical measures for effective wastewater treatment were presented to expand participants’ technical knowledge and understanding. Technologies presented by two organizations, the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Science (FAIS), have already been tested in Asian countries under MOEJ’s project “Model Project for Improvement of Water Environment in Asia” which is conducted to promote and support overseas development in the Asia-Pacific region of excellent water treatment technology held by Japanese water-related companies and organizations. The Japan Environmental Technology Association (JETA) presented Japan's monitoring and other environmental measurement technologies. In the afternoon, following a summary by the WEPA Secretariat of its activities until the third phase, each partner country stated its updates on water environmental governance during this phase and their expectations on the upcoming phase. Based on those country presentations, on the following day, all the participants discussed the main objectives and specific plan of activities to be implemented in the fourth phase.

Agenda of the Annual Meeting (on 22 February only) and Presentations download
Opening Session
Opening remarks

Kazuya Kumagai, Director, Water Environment Division, Environmental Management Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Summary of the key messages from the International Workshop

Osamu Mizuno, WEPA Secretariat


(616KB)
Session 1: Introduction of Suitable Japanese Technologies for Water Quality Improvement and Monitoring in Asia
Introduction

Hiroki Hasegawa, Deputy Director, Water Environment Division, Environmental Management Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan


(258KB)
Presentation 1 “Water quality monitoring technology of total pollutant load control system”

Susumu Yamauchi, Managing Director, Japan Environmental Technology Association (JETA)


(1.8MB)
Presentation 2 “Introduction of multistage subsurface flow wetland systems for livestock wastewater treatment in Japan and Vietnam”

Kunihiko Kato, Senior Researcher, Tohoku Agricultural Research Center, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)


(6.4MB)
Presentation 3 “Application of AOSD System as Energy Saving and Advanced Wastewater Treatment Technology to VIETNAM and Spread to Asia”

Yuhei Inamori, Director, Bio-eco Technology Center, Foundation for Advancement of International Science


(8.2MB)
Session 2: Progress of WEPA Activities in FY2018
Progress of WEPA Activities in FY2018

WEPA Secretariat


(863KB)
Report on WEPA Action Program in Indonesia on TMDLs

Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia

 
Report on the follow-up activities of WEPA Action Program in Sri Lanka

Central Environmental Authority, Sri Lanka


(3.3MB)
Open Discussion
Session 3:Updates on Water Environmental Governance in WEPA Partner Countries

Cambodia


(977KB)

China


(313KB)

Indonesia


(435KB)

Japan


(1.0MB)

Lao PDR


(967KB)

Malaysia


(2.9MB)

Myanmar


(1.7MB)

Nepal


(670KB)

Philippines


(1.4MB)

Republic of Korea


(471KB)

Sri Lanka


(1.1MB)

Thailand


(4.2MB)

Viet Nam


(276KB)
Closing Remarks

Prof. Mitsumasa Okada – Chairman of WEPA Advisory Board

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