Discussion Meeting for Young Researchers on Water-Related Risk Management
Date: October 14 - 15, 2009
Venue: Global Hall JINYU (C1-2), Katsura Campus, Kyoto University
Japan Society on Water Environment
- Japan Society of Civil Engineers
- Kyoto University Global COE Program "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities"
Number of attendants: 100
The patterns of water demand and utilization have been changed due to global climate changes and changing in social structure, and the new challenges against these changes are highly required. Especially, there are still many issues to be solved in the focusing topics in Japan, such as "satisfactory water supply" or "water recycle". Therefore, a risk management system should be built up based on new concepts. And also, sharing and transmitting information or concepts on risk management among Asian Megacities is an urgent issue, because Asian countries will face to similar issues/situation in near future. This discussion meeting provides an opportunity for frank discussion between young researchers including graduate students and senior researchers from Japan and the Netherlands thorough poster presentations on water-related risk management made by young researchers.
In this discussion meeting, mainly graduate students, who belong to Kyoto University, made a total of 23 poster presentations. Nine presentations handled the topics related to the fates or exposure assessments of chemical micropollutants in drinking water, wastewater, and water environment. In addition that, 6 presentations on control of disinfection by-products including chlorinous odor during drinking water/wastewater treatment processes, 3 presentations on environmental management in developing countries, and 5 presentations on microbiological risk management were made, respectively. This discussion meeting could contribute to education of young researchers including graduate students by not only deep discussion among them but also useful advices and comments from senior researchers in Japan and the Netherlands.