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Workshop on Shenzhen’s Water Environment 2012

Date: March 6 - 8, 2012
Venue: Room 310, Building CI, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

Organized by:
Global COE Program “Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities

Co-organized by:
Research Center for Environmental Engineering and Management (RCEEM), Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

Number of attendants: more than 40

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In Shenzhen city and the neighboring district in southern China, both industrial and urban activities are improved continuously by the rapid economic growth. As a result of such an economic development, deterioration of water environment including the river water quality becomes increasingly apparent. In this workshop, the achievements of the water environmental research around Shenzhen City conducted by The KU-TU Collaborative Research and Education Center (KU-TU CRESET) and Tsinghua University were reported, and the research cooperation for the future environmental improvement was discussed. The purpose of the workshop is to share recognition on the collaborative research and to deepen exchange between researchers through discussion of water environment and site-visit.


In the workshop on March 6th, Prof. GUAN Yuntao of Tsinghua University presented the research overview of the Research center for Environmental Engineering and Management (RCEEM), Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University. The development in KU-TU CRESET was introduced from Prof. TANAKA Hiroaki of Kyoto University.
A special lecture about the engineering system of sewage sludge treatment of Dongguan city’s WWTPs was performed by Prof. SONG Qianwu of CRAES. An outline of the sewerage treatment for the water purification of the Dong Jang river which is the water source of Shenzhen city and Dongguan city was introduced by the lecture. In addition, the research results to build the effective treatment system of sewage sludge were also reported. The overview of the Dong Jiang river basin was presented by Prof. Tadao Mizuno of Kyoto University, the summary of the water quality investigation in Dong Jiang River which was carried out as a CREST project was also introduced.
In the afternoon of March 6th, the participants visited MeiLin drinking water treatment plant and Luofang wastewater treatment plant in Shenzhen city. On March 7th, the participants visited Huizhou city which is located at the midstream of Dong Jiang River. They surveyed the water quality of the river and lake by simple measurement kit. They also visited in Dongguan city to survey the downstream Dong Jiang river water and to study the treatment system at the No.6 drinking water treatment plant. On March 8, a briefing session was held by the student who participated in the site-visit.
Through this workshop, participants were able to deepen understanding regarding the water environmental problem and its countermeasures of the Shenzhen city and its surrounding area which is the research base of both universities. Students of both universities also enable to deepen exchanges through the workshop.