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Symposium: World Water Day in Tokyo 2019, Water Conference for Future

On March 8th, the JWF hosted a symposium entitled World Water Day in Tokyo 2019, Water Conference for Future.

Water Conference for Future is a symposium organized by the JWF. This initiative began in 2016 in the face of a new trends in water-related policy at home and abroad such as SDGs, the Paris Agreement, and the Water-Cycle Policy in Japan. It is aimed at presenting a broad long-term vision for future water action policies and contributing to the promotion of various water-related activities and innovation.

The outcomes of this symposium: Message from Water Conference for Future 2019 (PDF)
The JWF will be involved in transmitting the latest information and Japan’s knowledge to the rest of the world, raising awareness and presenting recommendations for the resolution of water issues.


Event titleWorld Water Day in Tokyo 2019, Water Conference for Future
Date / TimeFriday, 8 March 2019 / 14:00-17:00 (door open 13:30)
VenueLecture hall, Members’ Office Building of the House of Councilors, Tokyo
OrganizerJapan Water Forum (JWF)
SupportersMinistry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA),
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW),
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF),
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI),
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT),
Ministry of the Environment (MOE),
Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources and
Water Security Council of JAPAN (WSCJ)

※PDF data are Japanese only.

Keynote Speech

・Prof. Masao SEKI, Senior Adviser on CSR, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance / Professor, School of Business Administration, Meiji University

「What is the society which SDGs have been achieved?」

Presentation・Prof. Kaoru TAKARA, Dean, The Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University (PDF)
・Mr. Kazuya KUMAGAI, Director, Environment Division, Environmental Management Bureau, Ministry of Environment, Japan) (PDF)
・Ms. Chinatsu MAEDA, Project Management Specialist, Manager, Corporate Planning Department, Corporate Planning & New Business Headquarters, Global Engineering Operation Department, Nihon Suido Consultants Co., Ltd.) (PDF)
・Mr. Masahiko MIYASHITA, Senior Manager, Infrastructure Business Section, Frontier Securities Planning and Support Division, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation) (PDF)
Panel Discussion「Working Together to Build Sustainability」
・Facilitator: Prof. TAKARA
・Panelists: Mr. KUMAGAI, Ms. MAEDA and Mr. MIYASHITA
Closing RemarksDr. Kotaro TAKEMURA, Chair and Secretary General of JWF


Keynote Speech by Prof. SEKIInside of the venue

Panel Discussion
Left: Prof. TAKARA, Right: Mr. MIYASHITA

Panel Discussion
Left: Mr. KUMAGAI, Right: Ms. MAEDA

(Reported by Sayoko KUWAHARA, Manager)

This symposium is supported by the River Fund in charge of the River Foundation

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