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The 12th Annual Meeting of Water Environment Partnership in Asia (WEPA) (The 3rd Annual Meeting for the WEPA third phase)

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.

30 November 2016
Melia Hotel, Hanoi, Viet Nam
39 participants from 13 countries
Ministry of the Environment, Japan and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam
Prof. Mitsumasa Okada, The Open University of Japan as a WEPA advisory board member

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9:00 Opening remarks
      Mr. Yasumasa Watanabe, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
9:10 Session 1: Review of the WEPA Activities
  1. 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) PDF (554KB)
  2. 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 (3.39MB)
  3. Q&A/discussion
10:10 Coffee Break
10:30 Session 2: Country updates – Recent developments for water environmental management in each partner country
  1. Cambodia by Mr. Rady Phin, Deputy Director, Department of Water Quality Management, General Directorate of Environmental Protection, Ministry of EnvironmentPDF (301KB)
  2. China by Dr. Feixiang Sun, Assistant Professor, Institute of International Environmental Policy, Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy
  3. Indonesia by Mr. Iim Ibrahim, Section Head of Water Pollution Control for Processing Industries, Directorate for Water Pollution Control, Ministry of Environment and Forestry
    PDF (384KB)
  4. Japan by Mr. Masaki Suehisa, Deputy Director, Water Environment Division, Environmental Management Bureau, Ministry of the EnvironmentPDF (1.42MB)
  5. Lao PDR by Dr. Phengkhamla Phonvisai, Deputy Director General, Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and EnvironmentPDF (748KB)
  6. Malaysia by Mr. Mohd Fadhil Kasim, Research Officer, Water Quality and Environment Research Center, National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resources and EnvironmentPDF (1.30MB)
  7. Myanmar by Ms. Khon Ra, Director, Hydrology Branch, Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and IrrigationPDF (2.82MB)
  8. Nepal by Mr. Madhav Dev Acharya, Senior Divisional Engineering Geologist, Water Resource Division, Water and Energy Commission SecretariatPDF (2.41MB)
  9. Philippines by Dr. Vicente, Jr. Bassig Tuddao, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services (Director III), Regional Office No IV – MIMAROPA, Department of Environment and Natural ResourcesPDF (2.47MB)
12:10 Lunch break and attendance at the closing ceremony of SEAWE12
13:30 Session 2 (cont.): Country updates
  1. Republic of Korea by Dr. Kyunghyun Kim, Division Head, Water Quality Assessment Research Division, National Institute of Environmental ResearchPDF (6.43MB)
  2. Sri Lanka by Mr. T. M. A. S. K. Rodrigo, Director, Natural Resources Management, Central Environmental AuthorityPDF (551KB)
  3. Thailand by Ms. Thiparpa Yolthantham, Director of Planning, Water Quality Management Bureau, Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and EnvironmentPDF (1.08MB)
  4. Viet Nam by 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 EnvironmentPDF (446KB)
14:30 Session 3: Plan of Activities for 2017, presented by the WEPA Secretariat
  1. Presentation by the WEPA Secretariat
  2. Mr. Tetsuo Kuyama, Task Manager (Water Resource Management), Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services Area, (IGES) PDF (174KB)
  3. Q&A/discussion
15:30 Coffee Break
15:45 Session 4: Presentations by resource persons.
  1. Summary of SEAWE12
    Reported by Dr. Futoshi Kurisu, Associate Professor, Research Center for Water Environment Technology, the University of Tokyo
  2. 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, JapanPDF (9.94MB)
  3. 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 OfficePDF (1.41MB)
  4. Q&A/discussion
16:45 Closing remarks by Prof. Okada, Chair of the meeting