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Meeting Report

The 17th WEPA Annual Meeting

Date 22 April 2022
Venue Kumamoto・Online (Hybrid)
Participants WEPA Partner Country Focal Points, Advisory Board Members, Observers, WEPA Secretariat
Organizers WEPA Secretariat
Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Language English
Chairperson of the Annual Meeting Prof. Mitsumasa Okada (Chairman of WEPA Advisory Board, Professor Emeritus of Hiroshima University)
Moderator of the International Workshop Kazuyuki Yagi (WEPA Secretariat)

On 22 April, 2022, the 17th Annual Meeting was held by the WEPA Secretariat and the Ministry of Environment, Japan, in a hybrid style, in Kumamoto, Japan. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WEPA partner countries participated in the meeting online. In addition to reporting the activities during the FY2021, the annual meeting featured two sessions, "Current Status and Challenges of Domestic Wastewater Governance" and "Current Status and Challenges of Introduction of Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems," followed by updates from WEPA Partner countries on their water environment governance.

Program and presentation materials Download
Opening remarks

Prof. Mitsumasa Okada (Chairman of WEPA Advisory Board, Professor Emeritus of Hiroshima University)

Opening remarks

Mr. Kotaro Kawamata, Director, Water Environment Division, Environmental Management Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Progress of WEPA activities in 2021

Dr. Kazuyuki Yagi, WEPA Secretariat


(1.5MB)
Report of WEPA Action Program in 2021

Cambodia FP


(4.0MB)
Report of WEPA Action Program in 2021

Myanmar FP


(1.2MB)
Session 1: Current status and challenges of domestic wastewater governance
Case study from Japan

Dr. Yukako Inamura, WEPA Secretariat


(1.3MB)
Case study from Republic of Korea

Dr. Jae-Ho Lee, National Institute of Environmental Research, Republic of Korea


(1.8MB)
Case study from the Philippines

Dr. Vicente B. Tuddao, Jr, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines


(2.5MB)
Q & A
Session 2: Current status and issues of introduction of decentralized wastewater treatment systems
Accelerating achievement of SDG6 targets on water and sanitation in WEPA countries

Dr. Pham Ngoc Bao, WEPA Secretariat


(2.2MB)
Baseline assessment on domestic wastewater management in Lao PDR

Mr. Sengkeo Tasaketh, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR
Dr. Phengxay Deevanhxay, National University of Laos


(1.0MB)
Regenerating the current fecal sludge management system - Lessons learnt and mean to achieve SDG 6.2

Dr. Thammarat Koottatep, Asian Institute of Technology


(4.1MB)
Q & A
Updates from Partner Counties and General Discussion

Cambodia FP

Viet Nam FP


(992KB)
Discussions
Plans of WEPA Activities for FY2022

Dr. Kazuyuki Yagi, WEPA Secretariat


(831KB)
Closing remarks

Prof. Mitsumasa Okada (Chairman of WEPA Advisory Board, Professor Emeritus of Hiroshima University)

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