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Invitation to the 12th SEAWE

We are pleased to announce that 12th SEAWE will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam, from November 28-30, 2016. This symposium is organized by Research Center for Water Environment Technology (RECWET) at the University of Tokyo (UT, Japan), Southeast Asian Center for Water Environment Technology (SACWET) at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT, Thailand), and National University of Civil Engineering (NUCE, Vietnam) in cooperation with United Nations University (UNU, Japan), and Water Environment Partnership in Asia (WEPA) at the Ministry of the Environment (MOE, Japan).

A series of International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment (SEAWE) has been successfully organized since 2003, gaining in more importance in Southeast Asia and the surrounding regions. These symposia attracted numbers of researchers, policy makers, NGO workers and graduate students to share invaluable knowledge on water environmental issues.

The purpose of this Symposium is to provide a forum for various participants to present their latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications on water environment issues. Interaction among participants will be also expected through attractive platform and poster presentations. In addition, an interesting technical tour is scheduled on the first day of symposium to promote intercommunion among participants and understanding of local situations of water environment.

We do hope that strong network or partnership with active local agents will be established through the symposium, which then creates another opportunity for collaboration. Contribution of young professionals is one of the important factors of the symposium. Since the 7th SEAWE, the Award for Asian Young Professional on Water Research has been established with a support from the Ohgaki Scholarship fund. The Award is given to distinguished young professionals who demonstrate the most outstanding and promising performance in the symposium, and will be invited to the next symposium.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to ask you to apply for platform and poster presentations and disseminate this announcement to potential participants.

Prof. Hiroaki Furumai
RECWET, The University of Tokyo

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