On December 12, the 16th meeting of the Committee for Basic Policy of the WSCJ was held in a special conference room in the building for House of Councilors of the Japanese Diet.
The Committee for Basic Policy, comprised of members of the governing council of the WSCJ, is considering how to manage watersheds from a 21st century perspective. For the first time since the Committee´s foundation on January 30, 2009, its meeting was held in the Upper House members’ building and attracted various stakeholders in public-private sectors of Team Water Japan, including a record number of 12 Diet members.
At the 15th meeting in February, 2017, participants affirmed that, as a future action policy they would strive to realize the solutions stipulated in the 2012 recommendation, Towards a Low-Carbon Sustainable Water and Material-Circulating Society. Based on this, at the 16th meeting diverse proposals were discussed and presented, including ways of implementing solutions described in the 2012 recommendation, hydro-energy in the low-carbon society, sustainability of water supply and sewerage services, and inter-agency approaches.
The Japan Water forum will continue to develop policy recommendation activities towards the implementation of various measures for the resolution of water issues at home and abroad through its activities as secretariat of the Water Security Council of Japan.
〇Outlines of the meeting
|Event title||16th Meeting of the Committee for Basic Policy of the Water Security Council of Japan (WSCJ)|
|Date / Time||
Tuesday, 12 December, 2018, at 10:00 to 13:00 (Door open: 9:30)
|Venue||Special Conference Room, Members’ Office Building of the House of Councilors, Tokyo|
96 people (National Diet members: 12 people, Governing Council members: 22 people, Action team members: 4 people, Ministry officials: 11 people, and Audience and others: 47 people)
(2) Remarks from National Diet members
２．Hydro energy in decarbonized society
(2) Hydro energy in decarbonized society and WSCJ
３．International conferences on Water
(2) The 17th World Lake Conference
(3) The 3rd Asia-Pacific Water Summit: “Yangon Declaration: Pathway Forward” and Follow-up
４．General discussion: first half
– Break –
５．Sustainability of water supply and sewage service
(2) Problem presentation on sustainability of water supply and sewage service
(3) Case study of Mizu Mirai Hiroshima Corporation (water supplier company of Public-private partnership)
(4) Current situation of water supply management and towards a sustainable water infrastructure system
６．General discussion: Second half
|Opening remarks from Dr. TAMBO,
Chair of the WSCJ’s GC
|Remarks from a newly appointed GC member, Mr. SATO|
|Remarks from a newly appointed GC member,Dr. MORISAWA||
Suggestion on Energy Utilization of Existing Dams by Dr. TAKEMURA
|Problem presentation on sustainability of water supply and sewage service by Mr. ENDO||Inside of the conference room|
|Inside of the conference room||Inside of the conference room|
(Reported by Atsushi Noguchi, Manager)