Simultaneous interpretation will be available for all the presentations.

July 9 (Tue)

10:00-10:15 Opening
10:15-10:55 Keynote Speech Towards Sustainable Urban Water Use System in Adapting to Climate Change
Hiroaki Furumai Professor, Graduate School, The University of Tokyo
11:15-11:55 Special Lecture IWA Agenda for Reliable, Resilient, Sustainable and Smart Water
Sudhir Murthy Senior Vice President, International Water Association
14:00-14:40 Guest Speaker 1 Drinking Water Quality Regulation in England & Wales
Marcus Rink Chief Inspector, Drinking Water Inspectorate*, United Kingdom
*Independent regulator of drinking water in England and Wales
14:40-15:20 Guest Speaker 2 New Smart Water and Wastewater Network Analytics Developed via Technical Collaboration between the South Australian Water Corporation and Australian Universities
Mark Stephens Asset Analytics Lead, Strategic Asset Management, SA Water, Australia
15:50-16:30 Guest Speaker 3 Controlling RO Fouling after Minimal Pre-treatment
Emile Cornelissen Senior Scientific Researcher, Drinking Water Treatment, KWR Watercycle Research Institute*, Netherlands
*Independent water research institute in the Netherlands
16:30-16:40 Overview by Chair Chair: Sadahiko Ito Professor, Graduate School, Kyoto University
17:30-19:30 Reception

July 10 (Wed)


Water Treatment, Water Quality Management and their Future
Chair: Yoshihiko Matsui Professor, Graduate School, Hokkaido University

Guest Speaker
Smart Water System of Seoul: How Smart Is Smart?
Young-June Choi General Manager, Bureau of R&D for Water, Office of Waterworks, Seoul Metropolitan Government, South Korea

Network Management, Renewal and their Future
Chair: Hiroshi Nagaoka Professor, Tokyo City University

Guest Speaker
Improvements of the San Francisco Water System to meet Regional and Local Level of Service Goals
Sam Young Engineering Manager, Distribution Division, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, United States

Utility Management, Risk Management and their Future
Chair: Haruo Ishii Visiting Professor, Graduate School, Toyo University

Guest Speaker
Building a Water Utility for Tomorrow, Today
Shane Morgan Chief Operations Officer, Watercare Services Limited*, New Zealand
*Auckland's publicly-owned water company
10:50-12:00 Poster Short Presentations
Short oral presentations will be given by some of the poster presenters before poster session.
12:00-13:00 Poster Session
Simultaneous interpretation will not be provided.
13:00-17:35 Oral Presentations

July 11 (Thu)

9:30-11:20 General Panel Discussion Chair: Satoshi Takizawa Professor,
Graduate School, The University of Tokyo
11:20-11:30 Presentation of Awards for
Best Presenters and Posters
13:00-17:30 Technical Tour (Option)
*Registered attendees of
the Symposium can attend
the technical tour.
Yokohama Waterworks Bureau Kawai Purification Plant (CERAROCCA)
¥2,000 (tax included) Max.80 people (first-come first-served basis)
The technical tour has been closed. Please contact us if you would like to be on the waiting list.
*Technical tour has reached capacity.
*Please note that the return time is subject to traffic conditions on that day.
Kawai Purification Plant (CERAROCCA)
Kawai Purification Plant, which came into service in 1901, was renewed in 2014 as Kawai Purification Plant –CERAROCCA–, Japan’s largest membrane filtration facility with a purification capacity of 172,800 m3/day, through Japan’s first PFI project that undertakes the renovation, operation, and maintenance of the whole plant in an integrated manner. The purification plant, which has introduced a ceramic membrane filtration system that utilizes water level differences instead of pumps, has solar power and small-scale hydropower systems and is highly appreciated as an ecofriendly purification plant.