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1st GSGES Global COE Workshop in FY2011 – Summary of FY2010 Activities and Activities Plan in FY2011 –

Date: July 1, 2011
Venue: Conference Room, 2F, Red Brick Building of Civil Engineering, Kyoto University

Organized by:
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Co-organized by:
GCOE program "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities"

Supported by:
SCF project "International Center for Human Resources Development in Environmental Management

Number of attendants: 37

Report 166


The opening workshop of GSGES Global COE in FY2011 "Summary of FY2010 Activities and Activities Plan in FY2011" was held at Conference Room, 2F, Red Brick Building of Civil Engineering, Kyoto University on July 1st, 2011. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the research activities in overseas Asian universities to establish new collaborative research projects with Kyoto University.


Together with 20 faculty members and staffs plus 17 students from GSGES, participants were as follows: five professors, eight associate professors, four assistance professors, a lecturer, a technical staff, a postdoctoral researcher, 13 doctoral students, 3 master students and an undergraduate student. At the beginning in this workshop, Assoc. Prof. Shuhei Tanaka presented about the overview of educational activities in the Human Security Engineering Program. The first session started by the research’s summary of Assoc. Prof. Yasuko Matsumoto teams about the policy studies. Prof. Shigeo Fujii presented about improvement on sanitation, followed by research on pathogenic organism in drinking water presented by Assist. Prof. Yasuhiro Asada and research on soli-chemical interactions by Dr. Giancarlo Flores. The last presentation in this first session was about bryophyte indicator presented by Dr. Yoshitaka Oishi.
The second sessions started from a presentation by Assoc. Prof. Rajib Shaw on application of CDRI. There were several researches in Asian developing countries. Assoc. Prof. Yoko Fujikawa presented about the research in Nepal on biological filtration to remove arsenic and ammonia from groundwater followed by Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Tung talked about their research on urban impacts to the garden houses in Vietnam. Assist. Prof. Hidenori Harada presented about the phosphorus balance transition in Vietnam and Mr. Cristino Tiburan Jr. presented on the vulnerability assessment of watersheds in the Philippines. The last presentation was done by Assoc. Prof. Junichi Susaki on the three-dimensional modeling of urban areas. The valuable discussion on their researches and activities had been done throughout the workshop. This workshop was closed with great success.

(Photo left) Workshop Coordinator: Shigeo Fujii
(Photo center, right) Participants in Workshop