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International Workshop on Reclaimed Wastewater Use and Clean Water Environment in Shenzhen

Date: September 3, 2012
Venue: Multi-function Hall, Building CII, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

Organized by:
- Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT),
- Meeting of Reclaimed Wastewater Use in Urban Area, Northeast Asia Standards Cooperation Forum (RWUUA)
- The Global COE Program “Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities”
- Kyoto University CREST Program - Development and Evaluation of Water Reuse Technologies for the Establishment of 21st century type Water Circulation System
- Graduate school at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

Number of attendants: about 120

Report 223


This Workshop aims to improve the awareness of the needs for reclaimed wastewater use and its promotion policy in Monsoon Asia, and to promote the information exchange on cutting-edge technologies as well as to facilitate the mutual communication among Japan, China and Korea toward international business flourishing and sustainable society for the future.


At the beginning of keynote session, Ms. Hang Shi-Jun, Technical Director of Beijing General Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute made a presentation about the Twelfth Five-Year Plan for Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse of CHINA. Dr. Lee Seock-Heon of Korea Institue of Science and Technology introduced the status of water reuse and R&D in Korea. Prof. Hiroaki Tanaka made a speech about New Water Reuse Technologies for the Establishment of 21st Century Type Water Cycle System. A special lecture was held by Dr. WU Weimin, Senior research engineer, Civil & Environ. Eng., Stanford Univ., titled “Sewage and waste as resource: current status and trend”. Topics regarding R&D, water quality standards and guidelines on water reuse and sludge utilization were reported from speakers of 3 countries at the technical session. New trends of water environment international standards were also reported in the session. Poster session was held after the oral session. Furthermore, participants visited Nanshan Wastewater Treatment Plant in Shenzhen city after the workshop.
Through this workshop, participants were able to deepen understanding about the trend and its strategic vision of international standardization on reclaimed wastewater use which was a main topic of the 4th International Meeting on RWUUA (Reclaimed Wastewater Use in Urban Area) on the next day.