WEPA Logo

Water Environment Partnership in Asia

To raise well-being by catalyzing knowledge and action

Meeting Report

The 15th WEPA Annual Meeting and International Workshop

Date 6 and 8 February 2020
Venue Grande Centre Point Ploenchit Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
Participants WEPA Advisory Board Members, WEPA partner countries (10 countries) and experts from Japan and Thailand
Organizers Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand
Language English
Chairperson of the Annual Meeting Prof. Mitsumasa Okada (Chairman of WEPA Advisory Board, Vice President of the Open University of Japan)
Moderator of the International Workshop Osamu Mizuno (WEPA Secretariat)

The Ministry of the Environment, Japan and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand co-organized the 15th WEPA Annual Meeting on 8 February 2020 and International Workshop on 6 February 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. WEPA member states, WEPA advisory board members, and experts from both Japan and Thailand were attended the meeting. On the first day, the WEPA International Workshop was held focusing on the current situation, challenges and possible solutions on industrial wastewater management in WEPA countries. All WEPA member states presented updates on Water Environmental Governance and actively exchanged views at the Annual Meeting. At the meeting, compliance with industrial wastewater regulations was reconfirmed as a priority issue for member states to tackle in the fourth phase. Originally 13 counties were scheduled to attend the meeting; however, due to an outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus, 10 countries were participated in the meeting.

Agenda and Presentations (Annual Meeting, 8 February) Download
Opening remarks

Mr. Seiji Tsutsui, Director, Water Environment Division, Environmental Management Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

WEPA Framework in the 4th Phase

Noriaki Murase, WEPA Secretariat


(674KB)
Discussion
 
Summary of International Workshop

Pham Ngoc Bao, WEPA Secretariat


(938KB)
Session 1: Progress of WEPA activities in FY2019
Report from WEPA secretariat

Bijon Kumar Mitra, WEPA Secretariat


(2.8MB)
Report of WEPA Action Program in Indonesia on TMDL

Pham Ngoc Bao, WEPA Secretariat


(2.9MB)
Proposal of WEPA Action Program in Cambodia

Ministry of Environment, Cambodia 


(1.3MB)
Discussion
Session 2:Updates on Water Environmental Governance in WEPA Partner Countries

Cambodia


(331KB)

Japan


(2.2MB)

Lao PDR


(3.9MB)

Malaysia


(2.1MB)

Myanmar


(3.4MB)

Nepal


(1.3MB)

Philippines


(3.2MB)

Republic of Korea


(919KB)

Sri Lanka


(4.3MB)

Thailand


(2.4MB)
Discussion
Session 3:Future plan in FY2020
Plan of future activities

Noriaki Murase, WEPA Secretariat


(558KB)
Closing remarks

Professor Mitsumasa Okada, Chairman of WEPA Advisory Board

Agenda and Presentations (International Workshop, 6 February) Download
Opening remarks

Mr. Seiji Tsutsui, Director, Water Environment Division, Environmental Management Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Mr. Pralong Dumrongthai, Director-General, Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand

Framing presentation

Noriaki Murase, WEPA Secretariat


(601KB)
Keynote presentation (1) Effluent Regulation System under the Water Pollution Control Act

Prof. Emeritus Masaaki Hosomi, WEPA Advisory Board Member


(2.0MB)
Q&A
Keynote presentation (2) Thai experience on industrial wastewater regulation

Dr. Chaiyo Juisiri, Director of Inland Water Section, Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment


(3.0MB)
Q&A
Recent efforts in industrial wastewater regulation (pollution load control) in WEPA countries:
(Malaysia, Republic of Korea)

(4.1MB)

(3.4MB)
Recent efforts in industrial wastewater regulation (wastewater quality control) in WEPA countries:
(Philippines)

(1.7MB)
Q&A and Discussion on industrial wastewater regulation
Presentation on Introduction of industrial wastewater treatment technology applicable to Asian countries
Mr. Akihiko Toji, General Manager, International Engineering Section, Water Infrastructure Engineering Division, KOBELCO ECO-SOLUTIONS Co., Ltd.
Mr. Chuchat Saitin, Managing Director, Amata Water Co., Ltd.
Mr. Panumas Intarasotthi, General Manager of GEM Environmental Management, Co., Ltd.
Q&A
Comments from Prof. Fujie, WEPA advisor
Closing

Page TOP