Seminar on construction of water cycle system in sewer system
Date: November 18, 2009
Venue: Osaka JP Building, Osaka, Japan
Kyoto University Global COE Program "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities"
Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology / Japan Science and Technology Agency Osaka Science & Technology Center
Number of attendants: more than 70
The seminar on construction of water cycle system in sewer system was held at Osaka JP Building on November 18th, 2009. The purpose of this seminar is to show efforts and future challenges to approach the recycling-oriented society by the Government, University and organizations.
In the seminar, Hiroyuki Ishii, deputy director for engineering, research and development, Sewer Department of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, made a keynote speech "The current situation and issue of "the way to the recycling" in Sewer Government" The panel discussion followed; the coordinator was Hiroaki Tanaka, professor of Kyoto University, and the advisor was Mr. Hiroyuki Ishii, Sewer Department of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. In the panel discussion, four panelists presented topics. First, Hiroaki Tanaka, coordinator, professor of Kyoto University, made a speech "Water recycling technique for the construction of water circulating system of 21st century". Second, Masahiro Yoshizawa, chief of Sewerage Division of Shiga prefecture, talked on "Progress of water quality in Lake Biwa and problems of the sewer system". Third, Noboru Yamaguchi, director of Osaka City Sewerage Engineering Association, spoke on "Development and achievement of the improvement of combined sewer system in Osaka city", and finally, Hitoshi Nakazawa, researcher of Japan Sewage Works Agency, gave a speech "development and future prospects of advanced process technique". After that, panelists and participants had an active discussion on the construction of water circulating system utilizing the sewer, coordinated by Hiroaki Tanaka, professor of Kyoto University. The poster session followed, in which manufactures dealing with the sewage treatment showed developing new technology.