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2017/12/28 5th Workshop on Decentralized Domestic Wastewater Treatment in Asia was held in Yangon

The 5th Workshop on Decetralized Domestic Wastewater Treatment in Asia was held in Yangon


On December 12, 2017, "The 5th Workshop on Decentralized Domestic Wastewater Treatment in Asia"
sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan was held in Yangon City, Union of Myanmar,
being as a side event of the "Third Asia-Pacific Water Summit" hosted by the Asia-Pacific Water Forum
and Union of Myanmar).

 

Based on the results of the workshop held four times in the past (two times in Tokyo, one time in Bangkok
and one time in Jakarta), this workshop shares the experiences of Asian countries and gains common
recognition about issues and directions to be addressed in the future Towards further promotion of
decentralized domestic wastewater treatment in Asia, we aim to build networks and strengthen cooperation
among stakeholders in each country. Due to the proper dissemination of decentralized domestic wastewater
treatment systems, it is expected to contribute to improvement of public health and conservation of the
water environment towards achievement of targets 6.2 and 6.3 concerning sanitation of United Nations
SDGs in Asia.

 

In this workshop, 67 participants in total, including 39 participants (of which three presenters) from

Myanmar including central government, Yangon City Development Committee, Mandalay City Development
Committee, 8 participants from other countries (of which five presenters), 20 participants (of which four
presenters) from Japan including the Ministry of the Environment, JICA, Japan Sanitation Association, and
Johkasou System Association and etc, have participated in the workshop.

 

In the opening ceremony, Daw May May Thwe, the member of Yangon City Development Committee,
which is the co-organizer of this workshop, and Mr. Takayuki Matsuda, director of Office for Promotion
of Johkasou, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan gave opening addresses. They emphasized the
significance of the workshop and expected the workshop to be successful in the speeches.

 

Representatives from Asian countries discussed regulations, systems and management concerning
decentralized domestic wastewater treatment. Presentations on policies and regulations, administrative
challenges, standards and performance evaluation testing system for decentralized wastewater treatment
facilities, best practice and sludge management in developing countries were carried out. In addition,
Kubota Johkasou System Co., Ltd. and Daiki Axis Co., Ltd., which are developing johkasou business in
Myanmar, made presentations on their activities in introducing johkasou in Myanmar and other developing
countries. In the question and answer after the presentations, under the leadership of the chairperson,
a lot of questions and opinions were issued from the floor, and deep discussion about the contents of
the presentation was realized.

 

In the panel discussion, many opinions were presented not only from the panelists but also from the floor,
active discussion was carried out. Finally, the common recognition for promoting decentralized domestic
wastewater treatment in Asia was summarized and unanimously adopted as a joint declaration of the
workshop.

 

In the next year, Asian countries are expected to promote decentralized domestic wastewater treatment
as an important measure for domestic wastewater measures, to solve the challenges of decentralized
domestic wastewater treatment clarified in the declaration sentence.

 

The next "Workshop on Decentralized Domestic Wastewater Treatment in Asia" is planned to be held in
September 2018 in Tokyo in conjunction with the IWA World Water Congress, Tokyo

 

Agenda and material of the workshop

The 5th Workshop on Decentralized Domestic Wastewater Treatment in Asia

 

                                    Date&Place: December 12,2017, Melia Yangon Hotel

                                      Organizers:  Ministry of the Environment, Japan

                         Yangon City Development Committee, Myanmar

                                       Supporter:  Japan Sanitation Consortium

        Johkasou System Association, Japan

                                    Secretariat:  Japan Education Center of Environmental Sanitation


 

 

Presenter

 

   Opening ceremony

Daw May May Thwe

the member of Yangon City Development Committee

 

Takayuki Matsuda

Director, Office for Promotion of Johkasou, Waste Management Division, Environmental Regeneration and Material Cycles Bureau, Ministry of the Environment

 

Session 1-1:           Regulations and standards on decentralized domestic wastewater treatment

Chair: Dr. Kiyoshi Kawamura 

Decentralized wastewater treatment system and its legal system in Japan 

Kosuke Inoue

Section chief, Office for Promotion of Johkasou, Waste Management Division, Environmental Regeneration and Material Cycles Bureau, Ministry of the Environment

 

 

Regulations and Standards on Decentralized Domestic Wastewater Treatment 

Mohd Roslee Bin Mahyudin

Senior Executive, Technical Standard & Compliance Division, Sewerage Regulatory Department
National Water Services Commission (SPAN)

 

Regulations and Standards on Decentralized Domestic Wastewater Treatment 

Thien Min

Deputy Director of Engineering Department, Yangon City Development Committee

 

  Session 1-2:  Regulations and standards on decentralized domestic wastewater treatment

Chair:Dr. Yoshitaka Ebie

Drainage Management and Wastewater Treatment in Vietnam

Nguyen Ngoc Duc

Expert, Drainage & Sewerage and Wastewater Treatment Management Division, Administration of Technical Infrastructure, Ministry of Construction, Vietnam

 

 

Regulation and Standards of Decentralized Domestic Wastewater Treatment in Indonesia

Elis Hastuti

Researcher and Head of subdivision of service and technology application,  Division of Drinking water and sanitation, Research Institute for Human Settlements (RIHS), Ministry of Public Works and Housing

 

 

Regulations and standards on decentralized

domestic wastewater treatment in Thailand

Wilasinee Yoochatchaval

Lecturer, Department of Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Environmental Engineering
Kasetsart University

 

  Session 2-1:Management of decentralized domestic wastewater treatment facilities

Chair: Mr. Kazushi Hashimoto 

Operation and Maintenance of Decentralized Domestic Wastewater Facilities in Myanmar 

Khin Maung Win

Myanmar Water Engineering and Products Co., Ltd

 

Sanitation Scenario and On-site Wastewater Treatments Systems in India

Ramakant

Deputy Advisor (PHE), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India 

 

Management of Decentralized Domestic

Wastewater Treatment Facilities in Mandalay City 

Aye Aye Khaing

Water & Sanitation Department, Mandalay City Development Committee(MCDC)

 

  Session2-2:        Management of decentralized domestic wastewater treatment facilities

Chair: Dr. Shinhi Kumokawa

Development and Diffusion of Enhanced Communal Waste Water Treatment System with Innovative Appropriate Technologies

Nao Tanaka

Executive Director, Asian People's Exchange (APEX)

 

Introduction 'JHOKASO STP'
Contribute for 'Myanmar Environment')

Takuya Katagiri

DAIKI AXIS Co.,Ltd 

Johkasou System - Advanced onsite wastewater treatment system

Wataru Ikeda

Kubota Johkasou System Co.,Ltd

  Panel Discussion

 

  Moderator

        Kazushi Hashimoto Adviser, Japan Sanitation Consortium (JSC) 

 

  Panelist

        Mohd Roslee Bin Mahyudin Technical Standard & Compliance Division, SPAN, Malaysia

        Nguyen Ngoc Duc Expert, Drainage & Sewerage and Wastewater Treatment Management Division,                                        Ministry of Construction, Vietnam

        Elis Hastuti Research Institute for Human Settlements, Ministry of Public Works and Housing,                                     Indonesia

        Wilasinee Yoochatchaval Department of Environmental Engineering, Kasetsart University

        Khin Maung Win Myanmar Water Engineering and Products Co., Ltd

        Ramakant Deputy Advisor (PHE), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, India 

        Takayuki Matsuda  Director, Office for Promotion of Johkasou, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

        Kiyoshi Kawamura  Former professor, Saitama University

        Yoshitaka Ebie National Institute for Environmental

 

Declaration

Note:
SDGs Target 6.2:
     By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open                 defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.

SDGs Target 6.3:
    By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of        hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially        increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.

 

 Photos of the workshop

Daw May May Thwe, YCDC member Takayuki Matsuda, Director