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International Symposium on Water Environment

Date & Time:
March 22nd (Fri); 9:00 to 18:00
Korakuen Campus, New Building No. 3, 3F, Room #3300

Currently, issues involving global water resources are increasing in number and complexity. Some examples are major water-related disasters (flooding, drought, etc.), as well as unimproved or worsening problems related to water environments and water ecosystems.

As part of the Global 30 Project for funding the Japan-China-Korea Committee for Promoting Exchange and Cooperation among Universities (currently the Project to Support Formation of a Core Center Campus Asia) for which Chuo University was selected in 2010, our university has made academic contributions towards the improvement of such water-related issues by establishing an academic minor in Global Water-Environmental Engineering within the Graduate School of Science and Engineering in order to cultivate water environment engineers and water treatment engineers as highly-specialized professionals, while engaging in interaction with academic institutions throughout the world.

At the same time, we have worked while positioning our project as international contribution defined in the 9th principle a commitment to promoting sustainability through education of the United Nations Academic Impact, which is an initiative for social/international contribution from institutions of higher learning.

The March 22nd, 2013 is World Water Day during the International Year of Water Cooperation as designated by the UN General Assembly. On this day, mankind must strongly recognize issues concerning the water environment.

Therefore, Chuo University will hold the International Symposium on Water Environment in order to further advance our university's activities, to hold presentations and discussions on national, regional and global water-related problems and the research results of scientific technology related to the solutions, and to consider adaptation measures for water-related disasters caused by global warming. Details are listed below.

Date & Time:
March 22nd (Fri), 2013; 9:00 to 18:00 (doors open at 8:30)
Chuo University Korakuen Campus, New Building No. 3, 3F, Room #3300
Chuo University
Support (scheduled):
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Bureau of Construction; Japan Water Forum (NPO); Bunkyo Academy Foundation; Edogawa Ward
Admission Fee:
How to Apply:
Please send the following information to
1 Your name 2 Name of affiliated institution/corporation (name of department/position) 3 Contact information (e-mail, TEL)


9:00 Opening
9:10 to 10:00 Keynote Address
Mr. Kiyotaka Akasaka (President of the Foreign Press Center, Japan; former United Nations Deputy Secretary General of the Department of Public Information)
10:00 to 12:10 Guest Speakers
Dr. Lee Soontak (President of International Hydrologic Environmental Society (IHES)/Distinguished Professor, Yeungnam University, R. O. Korea)
Dr. Bin Wang (Chair of the Department of Meteorology, International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii)
Dr. Kuniyoshi Takeuchi (Director of International Center for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM), Public Works Research Institute (PWRI), Japan)
13:30 to 14:50 Guest Speakers
Dr. Shoji Fukuoka (Professor, Center for Research and Development Initiatives, Chuo University)
Dr. M.L. Kavvas (Gerald and Lillian Orlob Endowed Chair Professor of Water Resources, Engineering Hydrologic Research Laboratory Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of U.C. Davis, USA)
15:00 to 17:20 Lectures
Dr. Pham Thanh Hai (Head of River Engineering & Disaster Management Division, Water Resources University, Viet Nam)
Dr. Barames Vardhanabhuti (Assistant Professor of Department of civil engineering, Kasetsart University, Thailand)
Dr. Chen Xiaohong (Associate Dean, Professor, College of Geography and Planning of SunYat-sen University, China)
Dr. Ao Tianqi (Professor, Director of Department of Hydrology, College of Water Resource & Hydropower, Sichuan University, China)
Dr. Wu Yanqing (Director, Professor, School of Environmental Science and Engineering of Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)
Dr. Ren Liliang (Chair Professor of State Key Laboratory, State Key Laboratory of Hydrology-Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering of Hohai University, China, Director of International Office, Hohai University, China)
Dr. Guan Yiqing (Deputy Director of International Office, Hohai University)
Dr. Yu Jinshan (Head of the division of hydrology and water resources, College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University)
17:30 to 18:00 Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Tadashi Yamada (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University)
18:00 Closing

[Please direct inquiries regarding this symposium to the contact listed below.]
Chuo University, Office, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Graduate School Contact