1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit; Open Events

The water issues have implications that go beyond the framework of conventional domains such as environment, agriculture, industry, or aids. The issues are related to the security of humankind and the basis of socioeconomic development of nations. This nature of the water issue requires a national level leadership exertion, and the Summit sessions are designed to be a forum for the heads of governments and the leaders of various circles in the Asia Pacific Region to deliberate on the issue.
It is equally important, however, for all the people living in the Asia Pacific Region to have higher awareness of the water issues and to exchange information in order to resolve the issues. To this end, the Summit offers an opportunity for you to organize concurrent events (Open Events), targeting various audiences from Japan and abroad. We welcome and encourage you to host and take part in the Open Events to present specific recommendations or initiatives to resolve the water issues of the region.

When, Where, What?
Dates: Saturday, December 1st through Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Venues: Beppu City, Oita Prefecture, and any other locations in Japan
Format of Event: public symposium, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, technical visits & excursions, and others.

Open Events Schedule
   Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS

Date Title Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS Ref.No.
29 Nov -
 2 Dec
The Seminar on the Development of Appropriate Technology in 2007 Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 7
30 Nov Water Environment analysis in the river basin by using global data with downscaling methodology 18
30 Nov -
 1 Dec
East Asia Ministerial Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene 2007 (EASAN 2007) 50
1 Dec Symposium for micro-hydropower recovery -For the construction of "Hydro-net" power stations utilizing irrigation channels- Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 61
1 Dec Beautiful Forests, Beautiful Water Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 8
1 Dec Part1: link of lives, from river to sea; Conference of Moriye Bay, the treasure sea
Part 2: your waterside, our waterside: Children's' Water Summit
27
1 Dec "Life of Water" International Symposium Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 39
1 Dec Measures towards the Flood Disaster Reduction
-Enlarged IFNet General meeting-
Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 46(1)
1 Dec Symposium on Catalyzing IWRM Investment in the Asia Pacific Region Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 53
1-2 Dec The Fourth International Workshop on Coastal Disaster Prevention Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 13
1-2 Dec The 7th Kyushu River Workshop in Beppu 1
1-2 Dec A No.1 Asia-Pacific / Water Summit Japanese Traditional Festival 6
1-2 Dec Asia children's water summit Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 32
1-2 Dec 1st Youth Asia-Pacific Water Summit Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 42
1-2 Dec The Water technologies Exhibition in Oita 54
1-4 Dec The Crystal Waters of the Abe River Exhibit A message to the participant 20
1-4 Dec The Story of Water in Oita:
"Preserving the Precious Gift of Water for Future Generations"
29(1)
1-4 Dec Oita Culture of Water Exhibition
"Toward Success of the World's First Water Summit"
29(2)
1-4 Dec The women of treasure sea.
-The good water, good food and radiant women of Oita prefecture-
31
1-4 Dec Water Monitoring System with innovative analitical technology and Supporting UN University Project 36
1-4 Dec Water Stewardship 37
1-4 Dec Introduction of "Center for Supporting Children's Waterside Activities" and "Project WET" 40
1-4 Dec A panel exhibition 47
1-4 Dec Public Relations Booth for EXPO Zaragoza 2008 Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 55
1-4 Dec The equipments display for the water quality-meter at YSI and the current-meter at SoTek/YSI for every water area. 62
The Water-Saving System using Rainwater and Treated Water in Fukuoka Urban Area 64
1-4 Dec JOHKASOU 65
1-4 Dec Introduction of Water Treatment Technologies 67
1-4 Dec PUB Singapore and The Singapore International Water Week 2008 71
1-4 Dec Water Magazines by Tokyo Mizu Youth; "ALWAYS"&"SHIZUKU" 75
2 Dec Water Resources Development in Developing Countries - Lessons from Dam Development in Japan - 2
2 Dec Water Resources and Environmental in Euphrates-Tigris River Basin 3
2 Dec Re-Discovering The Aquatic Environment and The Water Culture 30
2 Dec "World Water Challenges and Japanese Standpoints" Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 45
2 Dec SYMPOSIUM ON RIVER ENVIRONMENT AND WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 46(2)
2 Dec Water - Connecting the Human Life and Wildlife of Oita, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 25
2 Dec The man of resolve ~ Tale of Horikawa channel excavation 15
2 Dec 3rd IWA Workshop in Japan
- Regulation and Governance in Water Supply -
Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 38
2 Dec Symposium on Integrated Water-related Disaster Prevention Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 46(3)
2-3 Dec Measures towards the Water Disaster Risk Reduction in the World Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 19
2-4 Dec The Third Asian Water Cycle Symposium 9
2-4 Dec The bonds of Beppu are tied with Onsen
-Training program for sustainable Onsen resources management-
48
3 Dec Workshop for INWEPF (International Network for Water and Ecosystem in Paddy Fields) Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 44
3 Dec Inland Waterway Transport and Regional Development Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 12
3 Dec - Message from Wastewater Management -
Integrated Water Resources Management in Mega Cities
16
3 Dec The 16th International Symposium on National Land Development and Civil Engineering in Asia 17
3 Dec University Students' Water Forum of Oita 21
3-4 Dec The 2nd International WEPA Forum (Water Environment Partnership in Asia) Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 10
3-4 Dec Water supply services in Jakarta: Its condition and future 51
4 Dec "Stop Global Warming" Lecture 11
4 Dec "Water for Development and Ecosystems": Experiences in Japan and their applicability to Asia-Pacific region 14
4 Dec In Order to Protect the World's Water Supply
- Financial Institutions and Water Conservation
52
4 Dec The 5th World Water Forum and the Asia-Pacific Region 57
4 Dec Dialogue Between Youths and Experts Messages from the Open Event Organizers to the Participants of the 1st APWS 60
4 Dec Increasing Capacity for Local Actions 68
4 Dec From Kyoto to Copenhagen, addressing water challenge 73
5 Dec Excursion
[Nakatsu Water Circle Story from Yamakuni to Nakatsu tideland]
23
5-7 Dec Water Industry Training in APU 70

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http://biz.knt.co.jp/koba/apws/ (Japanese)





The Seminar on the Development of Appropriate Technology in 2007


Ref.No
7
Theme
On-farm Irrigation Development and Participatory Irrigation Management
Organization
The Japanese Institute of Irrigation and Drainage
Representative : Masashi MORITA
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-3-3502-1576
FAX:+81-3-3502-1329
E-MAIL:hiroshi-ozawa@jiid.or.jp
Contact to:Hiroshi OZAWA, Senior Researcher, The Japanese Institute of Irrigation and Drainage
Openness :
invitation only
Event Type
seminar
Capacity
40
Date
29 November - 2 December ,seminar : 1 December
Time
seminar : 9:00 - 17:30
Venue
Oita New Life Plaza , Auditorium
Simultaneous
interpretation
Yes

Supporting
Organization
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Overseas Land Improvement Cooperation Office Design Division Rural Development Bureau)
Introduction
For contributing to agricultural rural development of developing countries, the purpose of this seminar is to disseminate knowledge by gathering irrigation engineers etc. in relational countries and sharing their information and opinions with each other.This year's seminar will be held on the theme "On-farm Irrigation Development and Participatory Irrigation Management". We will discuss and exchange opinions based on the presentations on case examples in Japan and participating nations about particularly Joint Water Management (JWM) by the government public agency and the farmers' water management organization. In addition, on the day before the seminar we will arrange a study tour to the area which is under operation and maintenance by the Japan Water Agency and the land improvement district as a JWM example for more deep understanding about necessity and importance of JWM.


Water Environment analysis in the river basin by using global data with downscaling methodology


Ref.No
18
Organization
Water Resources Research Center, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL : +81-(0)774-38-4250
FAX : +81-(0)774-32-3093
E-MAIL : wrrSymp2007@tm.kuciv.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Contact to:Tomoharu HORI
Openness :
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
symposium
Capacity
100
Date
30 November 2007
Time
13:00 - 17:00
Venue
Mielparque-Kyoto
Language
Japanese
Simultaneous
interpretation
No

Introduction
The aim of this open forum is to review and discuss future research directions on estimation of climate change and its impact on our society by using global hydrologic observations and out put of Global circulation model. Comparative study of downscaling methodology to a catchment scales, socio


East Asia Ministerial Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene 2007 (EASAN 2007)


Ref.No
50
Theme
Good sanitation, good life
Joint Organizer
United Nations Children's Fund - East Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (UNICEF-EAPRO), World Health Organization - Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO) and Water and Sanitation Program - East Asia and the Pacific of the World Bank (WSP-EAP).
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+62 21 5299 3003
FAX:+62 21 5299 3004
E-MAIL:jsy@worldbank.org
Contact to:Jemima Sy
Openness:
By invitation only
Registration in advance
 

Event Type
Conference
Capacity
180
Date
30 November to 1 December 2007 (Registration on 29 November 2007)
Time
09:00-17:00
Venue
Hotel Suginoi, Beppu City
Partner Organizations
Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Water Association (IWA), Japan Water Forum (JWF), UN Secretary General's Advisory Board for Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB), UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)
Support Organizations
Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), UK Department for International Development (DfID), Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and USAID Eco-Asia Program
Introduction
Bouyant economic growth in East Asia has allowed many countries to invest in progress. However, almost 1 billion people suffer the indiginity of having no access to basic sanitation facilities, endangering the health of children and adults. One of the biggest challenges in the coming decades is to bring sanitation and hygiene to every household. Meeting the Millennium Development Goal on sanitation would be an important milestone.
EASAN 2007 will bring together Ministers and political leaders from 15 East Asian countries to discuss options for accelerated national action to achieve and exceed the sanitation targets of the MDGs. The Conference aims to:

   a) generate commitments from governments and partners to increase investment in improved sanitation and hygiene
   b) agree on a joint declaration to implement effective national policies, programs and partnerships
   c) explore options for establishing a regional process on sanitation and hygiene to maintain focus and attention on this issue
The focus countries are Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Mongolia, Timor-Lest, Philippines and Vietnam. Other participating countries are Bruenei Darussalam, Japan, Malaysia, Rep. of Korea, Singapore and Thailand.


Symposium for micro-hydropower recovery


Ref.No
61
Theme
-For the construction of "Hydro-net" power stations utilizing irrigation channels-
Organization
Japanese association for Water Energy Recovery
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-3-5940-2377
FAX:+81-3-5940-2374
E-MAIL:info@j-water.jp
Contact to:NAKAJIMA, Masaru
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
symposium
URL
http://www.j-water.jp
Capacity
60
Date
1 December 2007
Time
13:30 - 17:00
Venue
JA Oita-Hita Amagase Branch, 2F Hall (Hita City)
Language
Japanese
Simultaneous
interpretation
No

Supporting
Organization(planned)
Hita city / Oita prefecture / Kyushu Regional Agricultural Administration Office / Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry / Kyushu Regional Development Bureau / Oita Prefectural Federation of Land Improvement Associations
Introduction
Value of micro-hydropower production is not only to reduce CO2 emission but to utilize the capability of the rural communities. Our predecessors have been constructing and managing irrigation systems in farming areas for more than a thousand years. Thanks to that, we enjoy such a legacy, channels long to round the earth eleven times today. From both view points of engineering and legal side, it is easier way to use existing waterway than to build new dams. And also it will encourage rural people to discover their potential. In this symposium we discuss the possibility of "Hydro-net" power stations with two case studies.


Beautiful Forests, Beautiful Water


Ref.No
8
Organization
Japan Forest Conservation and Flood Control Association
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-3-3581-2288
FAX:+81-3-3581-1410
E-MAIL:
Contact to:Syouji FUKUDA
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
symposium
Capacity
100
Date
1 December 2007
Time
14:30 - 17:40
Venue
B-con Plaza "Temporary Meeting Room 3", Beppu City
Language
Japanese
Simultaneous
interpretation
No

Supporting
Organization
Forestry Agency, Oita Prefecture

Introduction
The title of this event, "Beautiful Forest, Beautiful Water," embodies the basic concept of this event that growing and conserving healthy, beautiful forests brings our society safe and good water resources. The purpose of the event is to disseminate the concept both domestically and internationally. The event will be held in a symposium format. It will start with a keynote presentation by a leading forest hydrologist who will introduce his research on correlation between forest management and water flow within a large-scale watershed. Then, representatives from citizen groups and local governments will introduce successful cases of forest management for better water system management. A prominent forest scientist will make a wrap-up speech. *This event is partly sponsored by the National Fund for Forest Greenery and Water of Japan.


Part1: link of lives, from river to sea; Conference of Moriye Bay, the treasure sea
Part 2: your waterside, our waterside: Children's' Water Summit


Ref.No
27
Organization
the Study Group of Nagisa in Kitsuki
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL : +81-(0)978-63-2702
FAX : +81-(0)978-63-2702
E-MAIL : swatasue@s.email.ne.jp
Contact to:SHINOBU WATASUE
Openness :
open
Registration in advance
Required

Event Type
symposium
Capacity
100
Date
1 December 2007 : Part1
2 December 2007 : Part2
Time
13:00 - : Part1
10:00 - : Part2
Venue
Sumiyoshihama Resort Park, Orange Hall (Kitsuki City) : Part1
Oita New Life Plaza (Oita Life Long Education Center) : Part2
Supporting
Organization
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Oita prefecture, Kitsuki city, the Oita Branch of Japanese Horseshoe Crab Preservation Society
Introduction
This symposium is for all groups who receive the blessings from the nature of Moriye Bay and all persons who are interested in the integrated watershed management, such as residents, fishery persons, NPOs, researchers, and related governments etc., to deepen the understanding of each other, to share information, and to establish integrated watershed management form river to the sea with citizen participation.
There are some presentations of the integrated watershed management from river to sea by researchers from Shanghai City.
A workshop of children studying about local rivers in Shanghai City, Kasugai City in Aichi Prefecture, and Kitsuki City in Oita Prefecture is planned on the second day. In this workshop, children are going to make a statement of the child water summit, with exchanging experiences each other.


Measures towards the Flood Disaster Reduction
-Enlarged IFNet General meeting-


Ref.No
46(1)
Organization
International Flood Network (IF-Net)
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-3-3263-7920
FAX:+81-3-3230-4030
E-MAIL:2bu04@idi.or.jp
Contact to:KERA kazuo
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
symposium
URL
http://www.internationalfloodnetwork.org
Capacity
100
Date
1 December 2007
Time
13:30 - 18:00
Venue
Beppu City Social Welfare Center
Introduction
Although flooding is currently a problem faced by a very large number of countries, the approach to it is generally limited to treating it as a regional problem. For this reason, the experience with and knowledge of flood countermeasures gained by many countries have not been sufficiently shared.
Therefore, International Flood Network (IFNet) is engaged in dissemination of good practices and helpful information like Global Flood Alert System (GFAS). This symposium will present the efforts and individual activities of initiatives on water-related disasters in order to prevent and mitigate water-related disasters in the world.


Symposium on Catalyzing IWRM Investment in the Asia Pacific Region


Ref.No
53
Organization
Network of Asian River Basin Organizations
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL : +81-(0)48-600-6553
FAX : +81-(0)48-600-6509
E-MAIL : yasuhiro_ochii@water.go.jp, akira_nishimura@water.go.jp
Contact to:OCHII Yasuhiro, NISHIMURA Akira
Openness :
open
Registration in advance
Required

Event Type
symposium
Capacity
70
Date
1 December
Time
9:00 - 12:30
Venue
Beppu City Social Welfare Center
Introduction
Implementing and promoting IWRM (Integrated Water Resources Management) is an "universal slogan" as a worldwide strategy to contribute to accelerate the achievement of MDGs and achieve an sustainable water utilization.
We, NARBO, Network for Asian River Basin Organization, claim that it is important to approach IWRM in Asia-Pacific region, dealing with characteristics and needs in Asia-Pacific region such as floods and droughts, water resources development to respond appropriately to increasing water demand in a long-term prospective, as well as in view of measures being taken in European and African regions.


The Fourth International Workshop on Coastal Disaster Prevention


 
Future Disaster Management against Tsunami and Storm Surge in Asia-Pacific Region
Ref.No
13
Organization
Port and Airport Research Institute, Coastal Development Institute of Technology, and Ports and Harbors Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Japan,
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)46-844-5052
FAX:+81-(0)46-844-1274
E-MAIL:cdpws2007@ipc.pari.go.jp
Contact to:Takashi Tomita
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Required

Event Type
workshop
URL
http://www.pari.go.jp
Capacity
Max 200
Date
1-2 December
Time
1 December 10:00-17:30, 2 December 10:00-16:00 Admission from 9:30
Venue
Yokohama Symposia, Yokohama City, Kanagawa
Introduction
Devastating tsunami and storm surge disasters have occurred in the world recently such as the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004, the storm surge generated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Java Earthquake Tsunami in 2006 and the Solomon Islands Earthquake Tsunami in 2007. It is concerned that tsunamis and storm surges in the future would also cause even more serious disasters. Taking into consideration the discussion in the previous workshops, in this workshop, we will discuss on future tsunami and storm surge disaster reduction and management especially in the Asia-Pacific region. The workshop consists of technical sections in which disaster experiences, rehabilitation activities after disasters and state-of-the-art technologies for disaster reduction are presented by researchers, engineers and government officials gathering from all over the world and a panel discussion section in which the discussion of this workshop is summarized. The workshop will be opened to the public.


The 7th Kyushu River Workshop in Beppu


Ref.No
1
Organization
NPO Kyushu Network Council on River and Riverbank Preservation
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)942-33-7730
FAX:+81-(0)942-33-2125
E-MAIL:kic@kurume.ktarn.or.jp
Contact to:Yuji Oka
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
presentation and poster session, section/plenary meeting, reception
Capacity
400
Date
1-2 December
Time
1 December 12:00-21:00
2 December 9:00-15:30
Venue
Beppu University, Kitaishigaki 82 Beppu City
Language
Japanese
Simultaneous
interpretation
No

Partner
Organizations
Kyushu Construction Public Utility Association, Kyushu Regional Planning Association,North Kyushu Regional River Use Association
Supporting
Organization
(planned)
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kyushu Regional Development Bureau,Oita Prefecture, Beppu City, Oita Prefectural Board of Education, Beppu City Board of Education
Introduction
The Kyushu River Workshop is the workshop that voluntary persons, NPO and government in Kyushu discuss the relationship between life and river. We focus on keeping freshwater, being played children in river and networking each other etc. On 1-2, December 2007 this workshop open in Beppu city being held in the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit. This workshop is 7th, the purpose is that we discuss the difference of relationship between life and water with Asia-Pacific students in Japan, and announce the information in Asia-Pacific area.


A No.1 Asia-Pacific / Water Summit Japanese Traditional Festival


Ref.No
6
Organization
Meisai Calligraphy Society
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)80-3187-7172 (mobile)
FAX:+81-(0)97-527-6497
Contact to:Meisai Eto
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Required

Event Type
Calligraphy Performance
Capacity
100
Date
1-2 December 2007
Time
13:00-17:00 / 9:00-12:00
Venue
B-con Plaza , Beppu City
Language
Japanese
Simultaneous
interpretation
No

Supporting
Organization
TV Oita

Introduction
Art expression of the calligraphy art of a new field which took in various art for dance, fine arts, etc. In the calligraphy which is traditional art of Japan is carried out a theme "water". Against the background of the thought of people and feeling over the water in every country in the world. The peace in a future Asian area, the Pacific Ocean area and the world is wished, and calligraphy expression is carried out. The view which goes to the change to modernity, the avant-garde, and the rising new and the future in the world based on the history in the calligraphy which is traditional art of Japan, a classic, and formality is written.


Asia children's water summit


Ref.No
32
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)978-63-2702
FAX:+81-(0)978-63-2702
E-MAIL:swatasue@s.email.ne.jp

TEL:+81-(0)52-914-6924
FAX:+81-(0)52-914-6947
E-MAIL:shonai03@cbr.mlit.go.jp
Contact to:water message Committee secretariat from the central Japan
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
Part1 : field work, presentation , Part2 : workshop, exhibition
Date
Part1 : 1 December 2007 , Part2 : 2 December 2007
Time
Part1 : 10:50-20:00 , Part2 : 10:30-15:00
Venue
Part1 : Kitsuki City(Yasaka River), Sumiyoshihama Resort Park
Part2 :Oita New Life Plaza ,Hall
Introduction
We plan look into the conditions of the Yasaka River in Oita, and children interchange through the water by the elementary school pupil from three area about Oita prefecture, Aichi prefecture and Shanghai City. Oita is site of the Asia-Pacific Water Summit, Aichi is the site of "The Aichi expo", Shanghai is the international exhibition site in 2010. In addition, we make presentation about the action to the river environment by the children of three areas and we exchange opinions and information. We utilize children draw about the waterside landscape then we make mini-workshop. As a result, we finding out difference and alikeness by the country and the area. We send the water declaration for inherit the feeling for the river to the next generation.


1st Youth Asia-Pacific Water Summit


Ref.No
42
Organization
1st Youth Asia-Pacific Water Forum executive committee
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)942-33-7730
FAX:+81-(0)942-33-2125
E-MAIL:joint_of_college@yahoo.co.jp
Contact to:Ryosuke Shimomura (receptionist: Mitsuko Komura)
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
workshop
Capacity
40
Date
1-2 December 2007
Time
14:00 -
Venue
Beppu University
Language
Japanese
Simultaneous
interpretation
No

Supporting
Organization
Non Profit Organization Kyushu All River Basin Cooperation CommitteeMinistry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kyushu Regional Development Bureau
Introduction
The 1st Asia Pacific Youth Water summit is held in Kyushu.In recent years storms and floods have been happening and causing serious damage to Asia and the pacific region.Therefore, we talk about what young people can do to prevent these disasters.The most important thing in the summit is to build a disaster restoration volunteer network and to aim at the adoption of "the Asian Pacific Youth Water declaration."Your messages and opinions delivered to Beppu will be conveyed widely from Japan to other countriesDIf you are interested in this summit, don't hesitate to come and participate!We are looking forward to meeting you in Beppu!


The Water technologies Exhibition in Oita


Ref.No
54
Organization
The Executive committee of the Water technologies exhibition in Oita
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)97-538-9642
FAX:+81-(0)97-538-9681
E-MAIL:s-shuto@oita-press.co.jp
Contact to:Seiichi Shuto
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
seminar, exhibition
Capacity
500
Date
1-2 December 2007
Time
10:00-17:00
Venue
Tokiwa (Beppu)
Supporting
Organization
Oita office of River and National Highway, Kyushu Regional Development BureauMinistry of Land ,
Infrastructure and Transport
Introduction
The Water technologies Exhibition in Oita promises visitors, particularly children, the chance to learn about water and threats to our water resources through environmental seminars, a disaster simulator and water--related technologies. Visitors can experience the fearsome power of a natural disaster in the 3D-sensory theater and learn some of the precautions necessary to avoid a landslide. And the lecture meeting of Mr. Ken Noguchi the famous alpinist will be held at 3:00PM Dec. 2.
See it, feel it! Experience the wonder of water. Entrance is free.


The Crystal Waters of the Abe River Exhibit


Ref.No
20
Organization
Shizuoka City
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)54-221-1077
FAX:+81-(0)54-221-1492
E-MAIL:kankyousoumu@city.shizuoka.jp
Contact to:Environmental General Affairs Division
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
exhibition
Date
1-4 December 2007
Venue
B-con Plaza (Convention Hall)
Introduction
 The Abe River of Japan, springing from the site of a landslide typical of this geologically fragile country, carried down collapsed sand and earth through the ages, forming the alluvial fan, the Shizuoka Plain and the Miho Peninsula, which are the foundations of the Shizuoka City of today.
     A River that Created a Land
     A River Linking Past and Present
     A River of Life
     A River Loved by its People
 These four key phrases epitomize how the Abe River has remained the purest river in Japan, even in the midst of a city which has long been a focal point of people commerce, and industry.
 In the Crystal Waters of the Abe River Exhibit, we examine the vital role the Abe River has played in the life of Shizuoka City through the centuries.


The Story of Water in Oita:
"Preserving the Precious Gift of Water for Future Generations"


Ref.No
29(1)
Organization
Oita Prefectural Committee for the 1st Asia Pacific Water Summit
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)97-506-2034
FAX:+81-(0)97-506-1722
E-MAIL:watersummit@pref.oita.lg.jp
Contact to:Oita Prefectural Committee for the 1st Asia Pacific Water Summit
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
exhibition
URL
http://www.watersummit-oita.org
Date
1-4 December
Venue
B-con Plaza (Convention Hall, Entrance Hall, Phillhamonia Hall),
Oita New Life Plaza
Introduction
Oita Prefecture is blessed by rich water resources, brought into being and nourished by a rich natural environment comprised of green hills and meadows, clean rivers, a physically varied coastline-all of which we can be proud of.
On the other hand, however, even in this region so naturally blessed, water-related problems continue to be fundamental issues. Such issues, which result from unrelenting urbanization, include: degradation of the ability of farmland and forest-covered land to absorb and purify rain water; increasing danger toward floods and landslides brought on by recent climate change; and the weakening of resources-including the best hot spring resorts in Japan-due to overuse.
This event will showcase by means of panel-board and video displays activities-including efforts to improve irrigation and flood management methods, and deepen social intimacy toward water-of various organizations and groups in various fields. Each of these activities aim to realize a community sustainably coexistent with nature, and, as a team of prefectural citizens, to protect and develop the prefecture's irreplaceable water resources so that they may be passed on to the next generation.


Oita Culture of Water Exhibition
"Toward Success of the World's First Water Summit"


Ref.No
29(2)
Organization
Oita Prefectural Committee for the 1st Asia Pacific Water Summit
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)97-506-2034
FAX:+81-(0)97-506-1722
E-MAIL:watersummit@pref.oita.lg.jp
Contact to:Oita Prefectural Committee for the 1st Asia Pacific Water Summit
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
exhibition
URL
http://www.watersummit-oita.org
Date
1-4 December
Time
10:00-19:00
Venue
Beppu Station, Oita Station, Oita Airport, Tokiwa(Beppu,Oita,Wasada),Jusco Park Place Oita
Introduction
Inform the public about the holding of the 1st Asia Pacific Water Summit while calling attention to water-related problems in the Asia Pacific region, and, by exhibiting various art works related to water, raising the public's awareness of water problems.
Dates: November 22nd - December 4th
Content:
Central Exhibit
  Outline of the "1st Asia Pacific Water Summit"
  "Japan and Water-related Problems in the Asia-Pacific Region"
  A panel-board display of the state of contemporary Japan as it relates to water-related problems in the Asia-Pacific region and water resources throughout the world.
Planned Exhibits
  Posters, photographs, essays, drawings and paintings surrounding the theme "Water" will be exhibited.


The women of treasure sea.
-The good water, good food and radiant women of Oita prefecture-


Ref.No
31
Organization
IssonIppin Kituki Women Conference
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL : +81-(0)978-63-2702
FAX : +81-(0)978-63-2702
E-MAIL : swatasue@s.email.ne.jp
Contact to:SHINOBU WATASUE
Openness :
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
exhibition
Capacity
100
Date
1-4 December 2007
Time
10:00 - 15:30
Venue
Supporting
Organization
Oita Prefecture

Introduction
Oita Prefecture has rich water resources. The blessings of water support its forests, rivers, coasts, and provide humans with rich food resources.
Kitsuki City in Oita has a processing plant to make ground fish meat from small fish. It is the women who do this work so as not to waste what their families have fished, and they put it to delicious use. Many Oita women are also determined to produce safe beef, vegetables, and fruit. These women involve their children in studying the issues in defending their safe food sources and local waterside environments. No matter what your home country, we think you can taste the spirit of the women of Oita in the food they produce. You can find these women in every town in Oita. We want you to feel enthusiasm and bright spirit of women in Oita Prefecture.


Water Monitoring System with innovative analitical technology and Supporting UN University Project


Organization
SHIMADZU CORPORATION
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)75-823-1794
FAX:+81-(0)75-823-2062
Contact to:Teruyoshi Amanoi
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
exhibition
Date
1-4 December 2007
Time
9:00 - 19:00
Venue
B-con Plaza (Convention Hall)
Introduction
Shimadzu have three commitments to global environmental conservation as follows;

1. Reduce environmental impact caused by business activities
2. Develop innovative technologies as many as possible contributing to environment
3. Support environmental activities in the society by providing our expertises


Water Stewardship


Ref.No
37
Organization
TAMURA System co.
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)24-925-7447
FAX:+81-(0)24-925-7464
E-MAIL:: info@tamuraworld.com
Contact to:Yoshitomo Nakata & Ryokan Potier
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
exhibition
Date
1-4 December 2007
Venue
B-Con Plaza, Convention Hall, Beppu City
Supporting
Organization
Epoch Environ-Tech co., Tamura Business Service co.

Introduction
"simply sophisticated"
You desire clean water and other hand you discharge dirty water. Simply you are looking for wrong direction. When you discharge clean water, you can easily get cleaner water.
How you can discharge clean water?
Do not use chemical cleaning solvents at home or at your company, just use WATER!"tamura tube" (dileka) helps you to clean anything without any solvent. This makes your life simply sophisticated.
NO Detergent NO Shampoo NO Tooth paste is needed. Then NO rinsing water is needed.
NO Deodorant NO Toilet cleaner NO Dishwasher detergent NO Glass cleaner NO Landry Detergent is needed. Clean car with just water.
How simple you can enjoy your everyday simple life.
How much time you can save with simple life.
How much utilities you can save with simple life.


Introduction of "Center for Supporting Children's Waterside Activities" and "Project WET"


Ref.No
40
Organization
Foundation of River & Watershed Environment Management
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-3-5847-8303
FAX:+81-3-5847-8309
E-MAIL:yoshino-hi@kasen.or.jp
Contact to:Hideo YOSHINO (Mr.)
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
exhibition
Date
1- 4 December 2007
Time
10:00 - 18:00
Venue
B-con Plaza, Beppu City
Introduction
Introduction of "Center for Supporting Children's Waterside Activities":
The Center for Supporting Children's Waterside Activities was established at our foundation in 2002 to help nurture the next generation and promote interest in water. It provides various support measures, examining and assessing the needs of diverse organizations active throughout the country.

Introduction of the "Project WET":
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is a project developed in the U.S. as an educational program to have children learn and think about water through first-hand experience. The project is being implemented in Japan by our foundation, which conducts training courses for teachers and civil society organization staff in various parts of Japan.


A panel exhibition


Ref.No
47
Organization
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport , Kyushu Regional Development Bureau
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)92-471-6331
FAX:+81-(0)92-476-3462
E-MAIL:kawaguchi-y8910@qsr.mlit.go.jp
Contact to:Yoshito Kawaguchi
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
exhibition
Date
1-4 December 2007
Venue
B-con Plaza (Convention Hall)


Public Relations Booth for EXPO Zaragoza 2008


Ref.No
55
Organization
Japan External Trade Organization EXPO2008 Zaragoza Team
Trade Fair Department
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-3-3582-5315
FAX:+81-3-3505-0450
E-MAIL:Kiyo_Tsujimoto@jetro.go.jp
Contact to:Ms. Kiyo Tsujimoto
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
exhibition
URL
http://zaragoza.expo-japan.jp/index.html
Date
1 - 4 December 2007
Venue
B-con Plaze Convention Hall, Beppu City
Introduction
EXPO Zaragoza 2008 will be held in Zaragoza, Spain, from June 14 to September 14, 2008\a period of 93 days. The overriding theme of the Expo is"Water and Sustainable Development." Japan will set up one of the largest pavilions to highlight "HARMONY WITH WATER -Wisdom and Skills-". Inside the pavilion, Japan will introduce its traditional philosophy on how to deal with nature, and rediscover that water supports the lives of everything on earth.
The Public relations Booth for EXPO Zaragoza 2008 will outline the overview of the EXPO, the Japan Pavilion and the City of Zaragoza.


The equipments display for the water quality-meter at YSI and the current-meter at SoTek/YSI for every water area.


Ref.No
62
Organization
YSI/Nanotech Inc.
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)44-222-0009
FAX:+81-(0)44-222-1102
E-MAIL:saruwatari@nanotech.co.jp
Contact to: Michihiro Saruwatari
Openness:
open
Event Type
exhibition
Date
1 - 4 Dec 2007
Time
9:00 - 17:00
Venue
B-con plaza , Beppu City
Introduction
The equipment display for the water quality-meter at YSI and the current-meter at SoTek/YSI is well known as a high quality water-measurement system which has been used all over the world. Stable reading under hard situation comes from continuous Kaizen effort to improve the instrument quality for a long time. Not only supplying accurate meter but proposing remote control system without operator makes you available to respond rapid changing environment.


The Water-Saving System using Rainwater and Treated Water in Fukuoka Urban Area


Ref.No
64
Organization
CTI Engineering Co., Ltd.
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)92-714-6348
FAX:+81-(0)92-715-4352
E-MAIL:t-nakasm@ctie.co.jp
Contact to:Takanobu Nakashima
Openness:
open
Event Type
exhibition
Date
1 - 4 December 2007
Time
9:00 - 19:00
Venue
B-con Plaza , Beppu City
Introduction
At the northern Kyushu region centering on Fukuoka urban area, the drought risk is high due to the social and natural conditions, in 1978 and 1994, a large-scale drought occurred. At the Kyushu office of CTI Engineering Co., Ltd., CTI Fukuoka Building, the Water-Saving System using rainwater and treated water was constructed and activity of water-saving was carried out. We will present the overview of CTI Engineering Co., Ltd. and the effect of the Water-Saving System based on observed data.


JOHKASOU


Ref.No
65
Organization
Johkasou System Association
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-3-5777-3611
FAX:+81-3-5777-3613
E-MAIL:sakatani@jsa02.or.jp
Contact to:Takahiro Sakatani
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
exhibition
Date
1-4 Decembr 2007
Venue
B-con Plaza, Beppu City
Introduction
The johkasou is Onsite Wastewater Treatment System to treat gray water and toilet flushwater with high performance. About 2,500,000 johkasou have been installed in Japan and take an important role to protect domestic water environment. Out of the country there are yet many areas that urine is not treated sanitarily, or waste water from miscellaneous sources is not treated sufficiently either, so the measures are needed immediately. Therefore, in inside and outside the country, the setting of the johkasou is expected as a superior system protecting water environment. In the exhibition booth, we introduce information about johkasou intelligibly such as structure or a function by a cut model of size of the original and an exhibition of a panel.


Introduction of Water Treatment Technologies


Ref.No
67
Organization
UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization)
Investment & Technology Promotion Office in Tokyo
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-3-3402-9341
FAX:+81-3-3402-9384
E-MAIL:itoshinaga@unido.or.jp
Contact to:Ikue TOSHINAGA
Openness:
open
Event Type
exhibition
Date
1 - 4 December 2007
Venue
B-con Plaza Convention Hall, Beppu City
Introduction
UNIDO Investment & Technology Promotion Office in Tokyo will introduce water-treatment technologies which could easily be introduced to the developing countries. Technologies including arsenic removal technology from well water, wastewater treatment/recycling technology using oyster shells, floating water purification unit powered by a solar panel will be introduced, using panels, posters, models as well as brochures.


PUB Singapore and The Singapore International Water Week 2008


Ref.No
71
Organization
PUB Singapore
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+65-67313190
FAX:+65-67313011
E-MAIL:geoffrey_stephens@pub.gov.sg
Contact to:Mr Geoffrey Stephens
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
exhibition
Date
1-4 December 2007
Time
9.00am to 7.00pm
Venue
B-Con Plaza, Convention Hall, Beppu City
Introduction
PUB is Singapore's national water agency. It manages the whole water cycle, from sourcing to the collection, purification and supply of drinking water, to the treatment of used water and its reclamation into NEWater, as well as the drainage of storm water.
The Singapore International Water Week 2008 is the premier annual water event that focuses on best practices, successful case studies and practical applications of water innovation and technologies.
The Theme: Sustainable Water Solutions for Cities
Comprising the Water Leaders' Summit, Water Convention, Water Festival and Water Expo, it culminates in the presentation of the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize, an international award to recognize outstanding contributions in solving water issues.
The Singapore International Water Week 2008 will be held at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 23 -27 June 2008


Water Magazines by Tokyo Mizu Youth; "ALWAYS"&"SHIZUKU"


Ref.No
75
Organization
Tokyo Mizu Youth
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL : +81-3-5212-1645
FAX : +81-3-5212-1649
E-MAIL : s05657gn@sfc.keio.ac.jp
Contact to:Go Noguchi
Openness :
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
exhibition
Date
1 - 4 December 2007
Venue
Beppu City
Supporting
Organization
Japan Water Forum

Introduction
Tokyo Mizu Youth is a youths group which is taking charge of youth's awareness of water issues through various activities. Among our activities, we will introduce our magazines "ALWAYS" and "SHIZUKU" this time. They are all about water topics both in Japan and Asian countries. We will hand it out in the B-con plaza during Dec. 1-4th.


Water Resources Development in Developing Countries - Lessons from Dam Development in Japan -


Organization
New Research Initiatives in Humanities and Social Sciences "Global Governance of Water" of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
E-MAIL:naruhiko@pf.catv.ne.jp
Openness:
open
Event Type
workshop
Date
2 December 2007
Time
17:30 - 19:30
Venue
Oita New Life Plaza, Seminar Room (Beppu City)
Language
English
Simultaneous
interpretation
Not available

Partner
Organization
The Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) 18310033 'Study on Resettlement and Environmental Management of Dam Development Projects'
Introduction
Water resources development is essential in developing countries as seen in UN Millennium Development Goals. Especially, dam development is and will be one of major way to develop water resources in those countries. In Japan, dam development has recently become social issue as shown in anti-dam movement rather than water resources development issue. While Japan was achieving its rapid economic growth after the World War II, what did happen in dam development? Are there any useful lessons for developing countries today from Japanese experience?
In the event, with invited speakers from developing countries, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, the issue in water resources development in developing countries, above all dam development and its socio-economic impact on surrounding society, will be discussed. Bringing Japanese experiences of dam development into the discussion, the future of water resources development in developing counties will be discussed with opinions from public participants.


Water Resources and Environmental in Euphrates-Tigris River Basin


Ref.No
3
Organization
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) International Environmental Technology Centre(IETC), Department of International Studies-Faculty of Frontier Sciences-University of Tokyo, Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology(CREST) of the Japan Science and Technology Corporation(JST), New Research Initiatives in Humanities and Social Sciences of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS)
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)4-7136-4851
FAX:+81-(0)4-7136-4842
E-MAIL:nakayama@k.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Contact to:Mikiyasu Nakayama (University of Tokyo)
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Required

Event Type
workshop
Date
2 December 2007
Time
10:00 - 12:30
Venue
Oita New Life Plaza (Oita Life Long Education Center), Beppu City
Language
English
Simultaneous
interpretation
No

Introduction
The is shared ,inter-alia,by Turkey,Syria and Iraq. Conflicts among riparian states have taken place over past centuries. Increasing demand for water in these countries may lead to further conflicts. In Iraq , a high priority is given to the recovery and conservation of water resources as well as related environment. In this open event , researchers and practitioners in Japan and from abroad will express their views, regading the existing state of water and environment in the Euphrates-Tigris River Basin as well as provision for future.


Re-Discovering The Aquatic Environment and The Water Culture


Ref.No
30
Organization
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Kyushu Regional Agricultural Administration Office
Oita Prefecture, Oita Prefecture Federation of Land Improvement Association, Oita Godo Press
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)96-353-3561(ext.4620)
FAX:+81-(0)96-311-2450
E-MAIL:nnseibi_pubinfo@kyushu.maff.go.jp
Contact to: Tsunehisa Tsuchiya , Katsumi Goto
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Required

Event Type
symposium/seminar/exhibition
Capacity
250
Date
2 Dec 2007
Time
13:00 - 17:45
Venue
Oita New Life Plaza , Auditorium
Supporting
Organization
All Japan Regional Newspaper Federation

Introduction
Natural environment and culture of rural areas in Japan and also in other countries in the Asian monsoon region are often closely related to paddy irrigation agriculture in the areas. Especially under the recent changes of the situations of the Asian countries, i.e. urbanization by rapid economic growth, and increase of extreme drought and flood risks by the climate change, it is very important for all the stake holders of interests including farmers to make necessary actions for maintaining and enhancing the environment and culture co-existing with water.This forum aims to re-discover and disseminate the multiple values of the water used in agriculture in the monsoon Asia through hearing and sharing representative local actions and experiences of Japan, other countries and organizations for conserving and enhancing these values.


"World Water Challenges and Japanese Standpoints"


Ref.No
45
Organization
Japanese Trade Union Confederation (JTUC-RENGO),
Public Services International (PSI)
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-3-5295-0522
FAX:+81-3-5295-0546
E-MAIL:jtuc-shakai@sv.rengo-net.or.jp
Contact to:Midori SASAKI
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
symposium
Capacity
200
Date
2 Decemebr 2007
Time
10:00-16:30(Part 1:AM, Part 2:PM)
Venue
Suginoi Hotel ,2F Kohakunoma ,Beppu City
Introduction
First Session (AM):Lecture on World Water Challenges, Presentation and Discussion on Japanese Standpoints. (The 1st Session is conducted in Japanese only)Second Session (PM): International Forum on "Quality Water and Quality Public Services", organized by Public Services International (PSI), Presentations from Trade Unions about World and Asia-Pacific Region, Discussion follows.(Interpretation Service (Japanese-English) will be provided during the 2nd Session)


Water - Connecting the Human Life and Wildlife of Oita, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region


Ref.No
25
Organization
Mizubeni Asobu Kai (NPO)Oita Biodiversity Conservation Center (NPO)Oita pref. Dr.Satoquo SEINO Laboratory (The University of Tokyo)
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)979-23-5320
FAX:+81-(0)979-23-5320
E-MAIL:mizube1999@yahoo.co.jp
Contact to:Yukiko ASHIKAGA
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
symposium
URL
http://www.max.hi-ho.ne.jp/y-ashikaga/openevent.htm
Capacity
100
Date
2 December 2007
Time
9:30 - 16:00
Venue
B-con Plaza "Temporary Meeting Room ", Beppu City
Supporting
Organization
Oita pref./Beppu Airport and Port Office and Yamakuni River Office, Kyusyu Regional Bureau, Ministry of Infrastructure, Land and Transport, Japan/WWFJapan/NACS-J/Japan Environmental Action Network/Korea Marine Rescue Center etc.
Introduction
The convening of the Asia-Pacific Water Summit has given us an opportunity to think about our ideals regarding the co-existence of humans, wildlife and water environments. A way of life in balance with nature, which reaped the benefits of water resources without excessively damaging the natural environment, existed here in Oita for thousands of years. Protection and wise use of the ecosystems and biodiversity of its mountains, rivers and sea were the key to continuing agriculture, forestry and fisheries in balance with water resources and the natural environment, making sustainable development possible.
At the Summit, we will talk about what kind of world is created when we take good care of our local water resources and wildlife, and what we need to do and what problems with human activities and systems we need solve in order to create such a world.Placing Oita at the center surrounded with the supporting threads of Japanese case studies, we propose to weave together the relevant themes from the entire Asia-Pacific region.

Part1 9:30-12:00
"Water circulates, generates life and connects people" Suggestions for the conservation of the water environment and the use of coastal areas around Nakatsu tideland
Part2 12:30-14:30
"For the Conservation of Biodiversity (This title could be changed)"
Part3 14:30-16:00
"Community-based Action for Conservation and Restoration of Asia-Pacific Water Environments"


The man of resolve ~ Tale of Horikawa channel excavation


Ref.No
15
Organization
Troupe Goheita for revitalizing Horikawa
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)90-1879-5960
E-MAIL:n.saho@jcam.home.ne.jp
Openness:
open
Event Type
play
Capacity
300
Date
2 December 2007
Time
14:00-16:00
Venue
Beppu Municipal Community Center
Language
Japanese
Simultaneous
interpretation
No

Supporting
Organization
Ministry of Land,Infrastructure and Transport,Kyushu Regional Development Bureau
Fukuoka Prefectural Government Kitakyushu Public Works Office
Kitakyushu City,Nakama City,Mizumaki Town,Mizumaki Town Board of Education
Introduction
It is a success story of Mr. Kyusaku ICHITA, the manager of Horikawa channel project in Kyushu Chikuzen in 17th century. He has been appreciated for his willpower to cut through hard bedrock, and for the channel's contribution for agriculture, navigation, and economic development in the region. Today, amateur actors and actresses, living by and loving the channel, will make their best performance to express a special thankfulness for Horikawa on the 250 th anniversary.


3rd IWA Workshop in Japan
- Regulation and Governance in Water Supply -


Ref.No
38
Organization
IWA (International Water Association, IWA -Japan National Committee)
JIP-Water (Japan International Partnership for Sustainable Water Management)
Co-Organizer
JWWA (Japan Water Works Association)
FJWI (Federation of Japan Water Industries, Inc.,)
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-3-3264-2307
FAX:+81-3-3264-2306
E-MAIL:kokusai@jwwa.or.jp
Contact to:Japan Water Works Association
Openness:
invitation only
Event Type
workshop
Capacity
100
Date
2 December 2007
Time
9:00 - 17:10
Venue
B-con Plaza "Temporary Meeting Room 2", Beppu City
Supporting
Organization
MHLW (Ministry Health Labor and Welfare)
JWRC (Japan Water Res earch Center)
JWF (Japan Water Forum)
Introduction
The objective of the Workshop is to contribute to promote sustainable water services in Asian-Pacific region and also to achieve the targets of the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) in the region.
To get the goal, such conditions should be considered as the delivery of water services is closely connected to the public health and inherently provided through a natural monopoly, and water itself is a public good. While, delivery of water services is implemented through many different mechanisms -public or private, and in most cases through a combination of public and private mechanisms. Consequently water supply sector world-wide requires elaborate regulation and governance in each country.
Ensuring the protection of public health, and the delivery of services at acceptable standards and fair prices in the context of a monopoly, and especially to ensure in a sustainable manner, O&M and rehabilitation of facilities should be emphasized, in addition to the expansion of water services to achieve the MDGs.


Symposium on Integrated Water-related Disaster Prevention


Ref.No
46(3)
Organization
River Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
International Center for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM)
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL : +81-(0)29-879-6779
FAX : +81-(0)29-879-6709
E-MAIL : sugiura@pwri.go.jp
Contact to:SUGIURA tomonobu
Openness :
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
symposium
URL
http://www.icharm.pwri.go.jp/
Capacity
100
Date
2 December 2007
Time
13:00-18:00
Venue
Beppu City Social Welfare Center
Introduction
In recent years, world community are concerned about the increasing magnitude and frequency of water-related disasters such as flood, landslide and storm surge due to sea level rise, increasing number of heavy rains and increasing magnitude of typhoons, etc. caused by climate change due to global warming. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Forth Assessment Report concluded that mitigation measures for decreasing the emission of CO2 are not enough to stop global warming and adaptation measures are also necessary.
In this symposium, at first forecasted hydrological impact of climate changing would be briefly outlined, which is followed by discussion on flood prevention measures to adapt climate change in the first part. In the second part, cooperative policies to promote water-related disaster risk management in Asia-Pacific region will be discussed considering integrated water-related risk management approach.


Measures towards the Water Disaster Risk Reduction in the World


Ref.No
19
Organization
International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) and International Flood Network (IF-Net)
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)29-879-6779
FAX:+81-(0)29-879-6709
E-MAIL:sugiura@pwri.go.jp
Contact to:SUGIURA tomonobu
Openness :
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
seminar
URL
http://www.icharm.pwri.go.jp/
Capacity
100
Date
2-3 December 2007
Time
seminar : 13:00 - 18:00
Venue
B-con Plaza "Temporary Meeting Room 1", Beppu City
Introduction
Water-related disaster is one of the challenges we should overcome to achieve sustainable development and poverty reduction. Its effect is increasing with population growth, and concentration and increasing value of assets in the flood plain in recent years. ICHARM and IF-Net are committed to distribution and sharing of international information, and research on water-related disasters in order to prevent and mitigate water-related disasters in the world. In this presentation, we will demonstrate the flood forecasting and warning system we developed so far which utilizes the satellite-based rainfall data.


The Third Asian Water Cycle Symposium


Ref.No
9
Organization
The Third Asian Water Cycle Symposium Organizing Committee
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-3-5841-6132
FAX:+81-3-5841-6130
E-MAIL:awcs_3rd@monsoon.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Contact to:3rd AWCS Secretariat
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Required

Event Type
symposium
URL
http://monsoon.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/awcs_3rd/index.htm
Capacity
200
Date
2-4 Decembr 2007
Time
9:00 - 17:30
Venue
Oita International House, Beppu City
Supporting
Organization
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology,
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
The University of Tokyo
Introduction
Collaborating among other Asian countries that also have the similar water issues in common in the region, we will discuss an implementation plan for the Asian Water Cycle Initiative (AWCI), contributing to the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), through the integrated observation for water cycles and its capacity building for effective water resource and risk management.


The bonds of Beppu are tied with Onsen
-Training program for sustainable Onsen resources management-


Ref.No
48
Organization
Beppu Yukai Club
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)80-5254-8147
FAX:+81-(0)977-27-8577
E-MAIL:hirayo04@apu.ac.jp
Contact to:Yoshida Hiraku
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
symposium, exhibition
Date
2-4 December 2007
Time
symposium: 2 December 2007, 13:00-16:00
Venue
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Millnnium Hall
Language
Japanese
Simultaneous
interpretation
No

Supporting
Organization
Beppu-city, Oita Prefectural Board of Education, Beppu-city board of education, Onsen Gakkai, OITA GODO SHIMBUNSHA, NHK Oita Broadcast station, OBS Oita Broadcasting System, TOS Television Oita System, OAB Oita Asahi Broadcasting, Oita Cable Telecom, CTB Media, FM Oita
Introduction
The purpose of symposium "The bonds of Beppu are tied with Onsen " is one of the training programs to young generations for sustainable the hot spring resources management. Because we must to succeed to the hot spring resources for supporting development of Beppu with future. Students of high school and college study and research about the local hot spring in Beppu. After that, they present the findings of the fieldwork and they have discussion with experts. We would like to produce a person who is able to contribute something to the local community with pride and self-awareness. Human resources development is also what it takes to Water-resource management.


Workshop for INWEPF (International Network for Water and Ecosystem in Paddy Fields)


Ref.No
44
Theme
Ecosystem services of paddy irrigation
Organization
INWEPF Japanese Secretariat
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-3-3502-1576
FAX:+81-3-3502-1329
E-MAIL:yasuhisa-kayama@jiid.or.jp
Contact to:Yasuhisa KAYAMA
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
workshop
Capacity
 
Date
3 December 2007
Time
14:00 - 17:30
Venue
Oita New Life Plaza (Oita Life Long Education Center), Auditorium
Introduction
INWEPF (International Network for Water and Ecosystem in Paddy Fields) was established to broadly disseminate the information on the multifunctional features of paddy fields and irrigation in Asia to the international society.
"Water for environment" is a major theme at Theme C "Water for Development and Ecosystem" which is one of the main themes of the first Asia Pacific Water Summit. On this occasion, INWEPF Japanese committee will hold a workshop. The purposes of the workshop are;
(1) to exchange the information and opinions on environment and ecosystem surrounding paddy fields and irrigation,
(2) to have a new understanding of the benefits to environment and ecosystem exerted by paddy fields and irrigation, which is a feature of agriculture and agricultural water in Asia, and
(3) to examine necessary activities to secure water for ecosystem.


Inland Waterway Transport and Regional Development


Ref.No
12
Organization
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport , Kyushu Regional Development Bureau
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)92-418-3358
FAX:+81-(0)92-418-3037
E-MAIL:nishizono-k89tu@pa.qsr.mlit.go.jp
Contact to:katuhide NISHIZONO
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
symposium
Capacity
100
Date
3 December 2007
Time
13:30 - 16:30
Venue
B-con Plaza "Temporary Meeting Room 1", Beppu City
Introduction
In the Asia and Pacific region, environmentally friendly water transport has contributed to the cultural and economic exchange between the countries and regions, leading to sustainable development of the whole region.Experts and representations from these countries will introduce examples of utilizing water transport, and discuss its potential for further expansion, aiming at sustainable development of the Asia and Pacific region.


- Message from Wastewater Management -
Integrated Water Resources Management in Mega Cities


Ref.No
16
Organization
Japan Wastewater Committee for Asia Pacific Water Summit
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-3-3516-2854
FAX:+81-3-5200-0847
E-MAIL:koseki@ngsk.or.jp
Contact to:Japan Wastewater Committee for Asia Pacific Water Summit Secretariat Mayumi Koseki
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Required

Event Type
symposium
URL
http://www.jswa.jp
Capacity
100
Date
3 December 2007
Time
13:30-17:00
Venue
B-con Plaza "Temporary Meeting Room ", Beppu City
Supporting
Organization
Japan Sewage Works Association, Japan Sewage Works Agency, Japan Institute of Wastewater Engineering Technology, Japan Sewage Treatment Plant Constructors Association, Association of Water and Sewage Works Consultants Japan, Japan Sewage Treatment Plant Operation and Maintenance Association, Japan Sewer Collection System Maintenance Association, Japan Micro-Tunneling Association, Japan Sewer Optical Fiber Technological Association, Sewerage Business Management Center
Introduction
In order to contribute to achieving the Millennium Goal in world common "Halve, by the year 2015, the proportion of people who do not have access to basic sanitation", one of the most important issues are to resolve water pollution and public health that will be further deepened in the future by concentration and explosion of industries and population in mega cities of Asia, where occupies half of the world population, as a leader of world economy, Therefore, necessary strategies toward the resolution should be considered in viewpoint of institutions, policies, investment, technologies and people etc by exchanging information on developing challenges and status in Asian countries and disseminating Japan's experience to the world as well as Asian countries.


The 16th International Symposium on National Land Development and Civil Engineering in Asia


Ref.No
17
Theme
Integrated Water Resource Management Adapting to The Global Climate Change
Organization
National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management
Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)29-864-7896
FAX:+81-(0)29-864-4322
E-MAIL:kokusai@nilim.go.jp
Contact to:NAKAYAMA
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Required

Event Type
symposium
Capacity
100
Date
3 December 2007
Time
13:00 - 17:10
Venue
Beppu City
Introduction
The aim of the symposium is, through the lecture of the expert, presentation and discussion by the participants from Asian countries including Japan, to get the better understanding of the present situation and problems and works concerning the 'Integrated Water Resource Management Adapting to the Climate Change', and to share the knowledge and experience among participants to solve the problem of each country.


University Students' Water Forum of Oita


Ref.No
21
Organization
Oita University, Nippon Bunri University, Beppu University, Ritsumeikan APU, and the Oita Prefectural Committee for the 1st Asia Pacific Water Summit
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)97-506-2034
FAX:+81-(0)97-506-1722
E-MAIL:watersummit@pref.oita.lg.jp
Contact to:Oita Prefectural Committee for the 1st Asia Pacific Water Summit
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
symposium
URL
http://www.watersummit-oita.org
Capacity
700
Date
3 December 2007
Time
14:00 - 18:00
Venue
B-con Plaza Phillhamonia Hall, Beppu City
Supporting
Organization
Non Profit Organization Kyushu All River Basin Cooperation CommitteeMinistry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kyushu Regional Development Bureau
Introduction
Aim:
To pull together the results of discussion and analysis on water problems inflicting Oita Prefecture and the Asia-Pacific region conducted by university students in Oita Prefecture; and to deepen the collective understanding of the current state of water problems and water issues through the mutual exchange of the opinions of participants.
Program:
  Part 1: 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit Commemorative Symposium
      Lecturer : Mr. Ken Noguchi
      (Alpinist, Member of Steering Committee of the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit)
  Part 2: University Student Water Summit
      "Water Issues in Oita and the World, as Seen through the Eyes of University Students" Debate and Presentation of Research Results by Students from Participating Schools and their Partnership Schools


The 2nd International WEPA Forum
(Water Environment Partnership in Asia)


Ref.No
10
Organization
Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-3-3581-3351
FAX:+81-3-3593-1438
E-MAIL:mizu-kanri@env.go.jp
Contact to:Mr.IWASAKI, Mr.YUI
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
seminar
URL
http://www.wepa-db.net/
Capacity
100
Date
3-4 Dec 2007
Time
3 Dec 9:30-18:00 , 4 Dec 9:15-16:00
Venue
Oita New Life Plaza (Oita Life Long Education Center), Auditorium
Language
English
Simultaneous
interpretation
No

Supporting
Organization
Oita Prefecture, Beppu City, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Introduction
Water environment in the Asian region has been facing serious problems such as water pollution, particularly in urban areas, and lack of usable water. Experience in dealing with these problems was not shared well with various stakeholders. Sharing useful experiences and information among relevant stakeholders is important in order to improve water environment in Asia. Therefore, this forum aims to share information and to develop capacity through reports and the introduction of case studies on technology, activities by NGOs and CBOs, and governance by relevant stakeholders in water environment in Asia as part of the work of WEPA, which was established through an initiative of the Japanese government.


Water supply services in Jakarta: Its condition and future


Ref.No
51
Organization
International Development Department, School of Public Policy, The University of Birmingham, UK
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL : +44-121-414-5033/5034
FAX : +44-121-414-5032
E-MAIL : mxi497@bham.ac.uk
Contact to:Michiko Iwanami
Openness :
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
seminar
Capacity
20
Date
3-4 December
Time
11:00 - 12:00
Venue
Beppu Municipal Central Public Hall, Lecture Room
Introduction
Providing good water supply services to the all citizens is one of the major challenges for cities in developing countries. This symposium will describe the current condition of water supply services of Jakarta on the basis of a field survey that the presenter has undertaken. In doing so, it will describe what kind of issues that customers are facing (e.g. intermittent water supply, dirty water, etc) in their day to day lives but also how water supply services are perceived from the management side. It will also explain what kind of changes managers have made as well as the challenges they are facing in order to improve its services to customers.


"Stop Global Warming" Lecture


Ref.No
11
Organization
Oita Prefecture
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL : +81-(0)97-506-3021
FAX : +81-(0)97-506-1741
E-MAIL : kankyo-info@pref.oita.lg.jp
Contact to:Life Environment Planning Division Environment Policy Section
Openness :
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
URL
http://www.pref.oita.jp/13000/stop/index.html
Capacity
1000
Date
4 December 2007
Time
13:30 - 17:10
Venue
B-con Plaza Phillhamonia Hall, Beppu City
Language
Japanese
Simultaneous
interpretation
No

Introduction
With the start of the Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period approaching next year, this lecture hopes to provoke local citizens to make responsible decisions in the face of global warming. Listeners will learn about the impacts climate change has had in recent years as well as the current facts concerning global warming, a universal subject of growing concern. And by taking a new look at everyday life and work, it is hoped that the entire prefecture can participate as a team toward the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.
Lecture Nonfiction writer Kazuma Yamane Title Global warmig crisis and Globe lives


"Water for Development and Ecosystems": Experiences in Japan and their applicability to Asia-Pacific region


Ref.No
14
Organization
Japanese Coordinator Group, Priority Theme C of Asia Pacific Water Forum
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-3-5454-6793
FAX:+81-3-5454-6998
E-MAIL:fwid6176@mb.infoweb.ne.jp
Contact to:Dr. Satoquo SEINO
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
workshop
Capacity
100
Date
4 December 2007
Time
9:00 - 12:00
Venue
B-con Plaza "Temporary Meeting Room 1", Beppu City
Introduction
Water-related issues in the Asia-Pacific region are diverse from a regional as well as from a river basin perspective. The distinct technologies and know-how accumulated in Japan throughout the years, including traditional methods could solve regional water-related issues.During this workshop, Japanese experts and researchers will introduce some good practices related to "Water for Development and Ecosystems", which is a priority theme for the Asia-Pacific Water Forum. Additionally, some regional water-related issues and their possible solutions will be discussed between the speakers and the audience.


In Order to Protect the World's Water Supply
- Financial Institutions and Water Conservation


Ref.No
52
Organization
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-3-6447-6218
FAX:+81-3-6447-6813
Contact to:Sayaka Kobayashi
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
seminar
URL
http://www.nikkoam.com/
Capacity
100
Date
4 Dec 2007
Time
12:40-13:40
Venue
B-con Plaza, Beppu City
Introduction
You might think that there is no connection between water conservation and business activities of the financial industry. Nikko Asset Management, however, has come to realize that as an asset manager we consume large amounts of water through the paper we use to produce mutual fund-related documents, such as prospectuses and investment reports.
By helping seminar participants better understand the problem of water conservation facing the financial industry, we hope to encourage you to cooperate with financial institutions to think of ways to contribute to preserving the world's water supply (A light lunch will be provided during the seminar).


The 5th World Water Forum and the Asia-Pacific Region


Ref.No
57
Organization
5th World Water Forum Secretariat and the World Water Council
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+33-491-99-41-00
FAX:+33-491-99-41-01
E-MAIL:d.gaillard@worldwatercouncil.org
Contact to:Danielle Gaillard-Picher
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
workshop,exhibition
Capacity
100
Date
4 December 2007
Time
13:00 - 15:30
Venue
B-con Plaza "Temporary Meeting Room 1", Beppu City
Organization
Japan Water Forum
Introduction
Building on the accumulated experience of your successive fora, this event will describe progress for the preparation of the 5th World Water Forum to be held in Istanbul in 2009, giving special attention to the contribution of the Asia-Pacific region


Dialogue Between Youths and Experts


Ref.No
60
Organizer
Executive Committee of "Dialogue Between Youths and Experts"
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)80-1891-4471
FAX:+81-(0)50-7570-4219
E-MAIL:hirokisato_japan@yahoo.co.jp
Contact to:Hiroki Sato
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Not required

Event Type
symposium
URL
http://www.ed.asahikawa-med.ac.jp/a060/a060019/int/index.html
Capacity
100
Date
4 December 2007
Time
09:30-12:00
Venue
B-con Plaza "Temporary Meeting Room ", Beppu City
Supporting
Organizations
Foundation of River & Watershed Environment Management

Introduction
Nowadays, the powers of youths are getting much more important as we face many critical environmental problems. However, to promote there powers and to respond flexibly to our future problems, a vigorous exchange of views is indispensable. We create a "key milestone" by discussing the outcome of the "Asia-Pacific Youth Water Forum" and a youths' agenda. We carry out a "Dialogue" between the youths and experts from various countries as a general overview of the "Asia-Pacific Youth Water Forum".


Increasing Capacity for Local Actions


Ref.No
68
Organization
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and Streams of Knowledge (SOK)
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+254-20-7623060
FAX:+254-20-7623588
E-MAIL:Andre.Dzikus@unhabitat.org
Contact to:Mr. Andre Dzikus, Chief, WSS-II, WSIB, UN-HABITAT Nairobi
Openness:
open
Event Type
seminar
Date
4 December 2007
Time
14:00-15:30
Venue
B-con Plaza Convention Hall
Supporting
Organization
Asian Development Bank & Asia-Pacific Water Forum

Introduction
The Session "Increasing Capacity for Local Actions" shall drive home the main messages of KRA-II, launching the capacity building hubs initiative for future exchange of information and knowledge and capacity building for implementation. The session theme cuts across the three themes of Water Financing; Water and Disasters and Water, Development and Ecosystems. It will discuss the establishment of Capacity Development hubs to serve as an active link with the various country level Capacity NGOs, civil society and local governments to support the three themes aiming at providing universal access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation to all by focusing on (i) strengthening decentralization with empowerment; (ii) promoting partnership between local authorities, civil society and different service providers; and (iii) capacity development.

Based on the outcome of the Session, a detailed plan of action will be drawn up for implementing various activities to increase local capacity.


From Kyoto to Copenhagen, addressing water challenge


Ref.No
73
Organization
Royal Danish Embassy
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-3-3780-8724
FAX:+81-3-3476-4234
E-MAIL:jesvib@um.dk
Contact to:Jesper Vibe-Hansen
Openness:
invitation only
Event Type
seminar
Capacity
100
Date
4 December 2007
Time
12:20- Lunch 14:15- Seminar
Venue
Reception hall / Lunch, Convention hall, Meeting room 2 / Seminar
Supporting
Organization
Grundfos pumps K.K.

Introduction
The Danish Minister of Development will host the Lunch co sponsored by JBIC. Event main theme is "From Kyoto to Copenhagen - Addressing the water challenge" The Lunch will be followed by a Seminar where 4 experts within their field will be addressing the main theme.Danish Minister for Development Cooperation H.E. Ulla TornasA visionary Danish Energy and Environmental policy.How new technologies can be developed to fight the climate changes.The water challengeProfessor Torkil Jonch Clausen, chairman of DWF Danish Water Forum is the Danish gateway to water knowledge. Covering all from the research to application to products.Sustainable pumping solutions & servicesMr. Peter Busch, Manager Business Development, Grundfos ManagementApprox 20% of the world's total power consumption is used for the operation of pumps. How does Grundfos pumps ensure reduction in energy consumption and what can they offer.New approaches to water management under climate changeMr. Karsten Havno, Managing Director Danish Hydraulic InstituteDHI offers a wide range of leading edge technologies including solutions and approaches to water management under climate change


Excursion [Nakatsu Water Circle Story from Yamakuni to Nakatsu tideland]


Ref.No
23
Organization
Nakatsu Execution Executive Committee(Nonprofit Organization Mizubeni Asobu Kai^the project cooperated by Dr.Satoquo SEINO Laboratory (The University of Tokyo)/Asian River Restoration Network)
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)979-23-5320
FAX:+81-(0)979-23-5320
E-MAIL:mizube1999@yahoo.co.jp
Contact to:Yukiko ASHIKAGA
Openness:
open
Registration in advance
Required

Event Type
excursion
URL
http://www.max.hi-ho.ne.jp/y-ashikaga/openevent.htm
Capacity
40
Date
5 December 2007
Time
8:00 - 17:00
Venue
Nakatsu City
Supporting
Organization
Oita pref./Oita Prefectural Museum of History /Beppu Airport and Port Office and Yamakuni River Office, Kyusyu Regional Bureau, Ministry of Infrastructure, Land and Transport, Japan/Nakatsu City etc.
Introduction
The Yamakuni River has a length of 56 km from Yabahitahikosan National Park and has a 1000m difference in height. It is a precipitous river which flows into the vast tideland of Suohnada. The wide variety of water environment, made by the flow of the Yamakuni River, has developed a rich culture, supported people's lives, and maintained rare natural environments around the Nakatsu area, from its source to Nakatus tideland and Buzen Sea. In this condensed tour of "Japanese water environments", we will consider the conservation of water resources and natural environments, also the management of local culture and industries which are linked to water.


Water Industry Training in APU


Ref.No
70
Organization
Ministry of the Environment / Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Contact information
Any inquiries regarding the open event should be directed to:
TEL:+81-(0)977-78-1134
FAX:+81-(0)977-78-1135
E-MAIL:ago21564@apu.ac.jp
Contact to:Aoi Goto
Openness:
5-6 December: open,  7 December: invitation only
Registration in advance
Required

Event Type
Training
URL
http://www.apu.ac.jp/researchsupport/modules/research/index.php?id=23
Capacity
40
Date
5-7 December 2007,  7 December(invitation only)
Time
all day
Venue
APU (Wing B 2F, RCAPS Research Conference Room)
Supporting
Organization
Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S)
Ritsumeikan Research Center for Sustainability Science (RCS)
Introduction
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, together with the Ministry of the Environment, will hold the "Water Industry Training in APU". APU and domestic and international water experts will be delivering lectures on integrated demand management and sewage management. Furthermore, there would also be an observation trip to a water related facility in the afternoon of the first day. The training will be held entirely in English. (There would be a consecutive Japanese interpretation.) We await the participation of many people engaged in Governance Management, etc. related to water.