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Meeting Report

The 16th WEPA Annual Meeting

Date 1 & 2 March 2021
Venue Online
Participants WEPA Advisory Board Members, WEPA partner countries (13 countries) and experts/stakeholders
Organizers WEPA Secretariat
Ministry of the Environment, Japan
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 Mr. Osamu Mizuno (WEPA Secretariat)

The 16th Annual Meeting was held on 1 & 2 March 2021, co-hosted by the WEPA Secretariat and the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. It was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. WEPA member states, WEPA advisory board members, as well as experts and stakeholders attended the meeting. Dr. Yoshitaka Ebie, a member of the WEPA Advisory Board, delivered the keynote speech on "Institutional Approaches to Achieve Appropriate Decentralized Wastewater Treatment" and this was followed by a lively Q & A session. The WEPA partner countries then gave presentations on progress made on water environment governance, focusing on the "Current Status and Challenges of Domestic Wastewater Treatment", with an active exchange of views.

Agenda and Presentations (Annual Meeting, Day 1 (1 March)) Download
Opening remarks

Prof. Mitsumasa Okada (Chairman of WEPA Advisory Board, Vice President of the Open University of Japan)

Opening remarks

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

Progress of WEPA Activities in 2020

Mr. Osamu Mizuno, WEPA Secretariat


(2.2MB)
Keynote Presentation:
Institutional Approach to Spreading Appropriate Decentralized Domestic Wastewater Treatment Facilities

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


(2.8MB)
Q & A
Updates on Water Environmental Governance in WEPA Partner Countries
Cambodia
(2.4MB)
China
Indonesia
(2.0MB)
Japan
(3.8MB)
Republic of Korea
(1.5MB)
Discussion
Agenda and Presentations (Annual Meeting, Day 2, 2 March) Download
Updates on Water Environmental Governance in WEPA Partner Countries
Lao PDR
(1.5MB)
Malaysia
(2.6MB)
Nepal
(2.1MB)
Philippines
(1.8MB)
Sri Lanka
(3.2MB)
Thailand
(4.7MB)
Viet Nam
(496KB)
Discussion
WEPA Activity Plan in 2021-2022

Mr. Osamu Mizuno, WEPA Secretariat


(222KB)
Closing remarks

Prof. Mitsumasa Okada, Chairman of WEPA Advisory Board

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