Watershed 2001 conference set for Tokyo, Japan in July

The Water Environment Federation (WEF), Japan Sewage Works Association (JSWA), and European Water Association (EWA) will join forces to present 'Watershed 2001' July 26 - 27, 2001, in Tokyo, Japan.

Alexandria, Va., May 16, 2001 — The Water Environment Federation (WEF), Japan Sewage Works Association (JSWA), and European Water Association (EWA) will join forces to present "Watershed 2001" July 26 - 27, 2001, in Tokyo, Japan.

This will be the first conference presented by these partners in the Sustainable Management of Wastewater Systems for the 21st Century series.

Held at the Tokyo Big Sight convention facility, Watershed 2001 will feature expert speakers from around the globe who will cover topics in four general tracks: Wastewater Management, Information Collection and Analysis, River Basin Management, and Government/Public Partnership. The conference will also feature a poster session, a facility tour, and an exposition of more than 370 exhibitors of the latest water quality technologies and services.

WEF Past President Dale Jacobson, conference program committee co-chair, said, "This conference, the first of a series, builds on the immense success of previous WEF-JSWA conferences held over the past 20 years. Attendees will find high quality papers on timely subjects in an outstanding venue."

Gregory Clark, president of Tama University (Tokyo), will give a keynote address. Clark will address the dichotomy of both drought and healthy water supplies in Japan, and the differing water needs of the nation's urban and rural people.

Highly anticipated technical sessions include "Upgrading a Small Wastewater Treatment Plant for the 21st Century," "Different European Approaches to Municipal Wastewater Treatment," " Watershed Management as Practiced in Japan and the United States: A Comparative Approach," and "Water Management Policy of Korea."

The facility tour will be to the Ariake Wastewater Treatment Plant in the new urban subcenter on Tokyo Bay. The state of the art, fully automated advanced wastewater treatment plant began operation in 1995 and employs an Anaerobic-Anoxic-Oxic process for nitrogen and phosphorus removal from sewage in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area.

For more information, or to register for this conference, visit online at http://www.wef.org/Conferences/ and click on the link for the EWA/WEF/JSWA Watershed 2001 Conference; or email confinfo@wef.org.

Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with members from varied disciplines who work toward the WEF vision of preservation and enhancement of the global water environment. The WEF network includes more than 100,000 water quality professionals from 77 Member Associations in 31 countries.

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