Meeting / Workshop


WEPA Seminar “Current Situation and Future Prospect of Water Environment Governance in Asia”

23 January 2014


Opening Remarks from Ministry of the Environment Japan Mr. Eiji Hiraiwa, Director General for Water Environment, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Key Note Speech “Water as a Key Component in Sustainable Development of Asia” Dr. Motoyuki Suzuki, Emeritus professor, University of Tokyo (WEPA Special Advisor)
Introduction of WEPA Mr. Tetsuo Kuyama, Manager (Water Resource Management) , Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Kick-off Presentation from WEPA Partners “Current state and future policy direction of the water environment management framework in Asian countries”
Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Kingdom of Thailand
Dr. Alahapperuma Saranga Damith, Director General, Central Environmental Authority, Sri Lanka
Dr. Do Nam Thang, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Vietnam
Dr. Vicente Bassig Tuddao, Jr, Director of Governance and Enforcement , Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Philippines
Coffee Break
Panel Discussion ”Future actions required for improvement of water environmental governance in Asia and expectations for Japan”
  • Moderator: Dr. Mitsumasa Okada, Professor, Open University (Chair of WEPA Advisor Meeting)
  • Panelist: Dr. Chrin Sokha, Deputy Director General, Directorate of Technical Affairs, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia Dr. Taegu Kang, Senior Researcher, National Institute of Environmental Research Mr.Masanobu Miyazaki, Director, Ministry of the Environment, Japan and the speakers of Kick off Presentations
Questions and Answer