6th NETHERLANDS-JAPAN Workshop on Water Technology
Date: October 14 - 16, 2009
Venue: Global Hall JINYU (C1-2), Katsura Campus, Kyoto University
Japan Society on Water Environment
- Japan Society of Civil Engineering
- Kyoto University Global COE Program "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities"
Number of attendants: 100
The 6th Netherlands- Japan Workshop on Water Technology was held at Global Hall Jinyu in C- cluster on October 14-16, 2009. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a prime opportunity to exchange and share the latest knowledge, technologies and topics on drinking water, wastewater, water resource management between both countries. This series of workshop has been held 5-times every few years in the past.
In the opening session, Koichiro Ohshima, Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering expressed their expectations and ambitions regarding this workshop. And Sadahiko Itoh, the coordinator of this workshop, introduced the historical activities of this workshop series.
In the next keynote speech session, the invited speakers Yoshimasa Watanabe, Prof. of Research Center for Environmental Nano & Bioengineering in Hokkaido Univ., and Saburo Matsui, Emeritus Prof. of Kyoto Univ. gave presentations related to " Sutainable Municipal Wastewater Treatment in Japan" and "New and Traditional Key Technologies for Recycling of Organic Liquid/Solid to Organic Agriculture", respectively.
In general sessions, a total of 22 presentations were made by researchers from both countries. The topics were divided into 3 categories, drinking water/health risk management, wastewater/water recycle, and water resource management. The presenters gave us the latest information on problems of water environment, and shared their perceptions with the participants through question and answer sessions. A banquet held at B-cluster in Katsura campus also provided good opportunities to cultivate personal exchanges of researchers from both countries.
On the technical tour held on the last day, the participants visited experimental drinking water treatment plant and water reuse system , which both were applied pioneering water treatment technologies in Osaka City. Many graduate students who belong to Dept. Urban Environ. Eng. or Urban Management, and GSGED, also attended to this workshop to deepen their understanding the latest problems of water environment in the Netherlands and Japan.