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Symposium: World Water Day in Tokyo 2020, Water Conference for Future

On January 24th, the JWF hosted a symposium entitled World Water Day in Tokyo 2020, 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 will be released as “Message from Water Conference  for Future 2020” on the JWF Water Journal vol. 4 in March this year. 
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 2020, Water Conference for Future
Date / TimeFriday, 24 January 2020 / 15:00-17:30 (door open 14:30)
VenueMultipurpose hall, First Members’ Office Buildings of the House of Representatives, 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 will be available in Japanese only.

Keynote Speech

・Prof. Mitsuhide SASAYA, CSR/SDGs Consultant

Presentation・Mr. Takahiro SASAKI, President, Japan Saitama Club, Junior Camber International (PDF)
・Ms. Yu NAMBA, Associate Professor, PPP Graduate School, Toyo University (PDF)
・Mr. Takahiro TACHI, Senior Chief Engineer, Water & Environment Business Unit, Hitachi, Ltd. (PDF)
・Ms. Sakiko OKUDA, Representative Director, Water-n Association (PDF)
Panel Discussion・Facilitator: Ms. OKUDA
・Panelists: Mr. SASAKI, Mr. TACHI, and Ms. NAMBA
Closing RemarksDr. Kotaro TAKEMURA, Chair and Secretary General of JWF


Keynote Speech by Prof. SASAYAPanelists (Ms. OKUDA, Mr. SASAKI, Mr. TACHI and Ms. NAMBA)

(Reported by Sayoko KUWAHARA, Manager)

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

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