About the Award  

Award for Asian Young Professional on Water Research was established in the year 2009 by Prof. Ohgaki Shinichiro and his colleagues in the University of Tokyo who initiated a series of International Symposia on Southeast Asian Water Environment.

Sponsored by Ohgaki Scholarship fund, the Award is given every year to distinguished young professionals (less than 40 years old) who demonstrated the most outstanding and promising performance in the symposium.

Motif of Medal Design

With respect to medal design, we followed Prof. Ohgaki's proposal to bring traditional Japanese touch into it. He was inspired by a pair of famous screen painting that is Japan's national treasure, "Red and White Plum Blossoms" (紅白梅図屏風). This is a masterpiece by Korin OGATA (尾形光琳), a Japanese painter and lacquerer who did great works in the 18th century, and the design of this medal came from the motif of "flow of water" in this painting.

Designer:Kensuke YASUI
   
Award Winners
The 6th Award for Asian Young Professional on Water Research
(The 12th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment: 28-30 November,2016)
Presenter: Bibas Guragai (The University of Tokyo)
Title: Consumers’ Perception of Intermittent Water Supply in Kathmandu Valley
Presenter: Murugesan Devasena (Sri Krishna Colledge of Technology)
Title: Nanotechnology for in situ Stabilization of Mercury Contaminated Aquifers
Presenter: Yoshifumi Masago (United Nation University)
Title: Estimating Probability of Infection by Noroviruses in Floodwater: A Case Study in the Ciliwung River Basin, Indonesia
The 5th Award for Asian Young Professional on Water Research
(The 11th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment: 26-28 November,2014)
Presenter: Tatsuya Asami (The University of Tokyo)
Title: Evaluation of virus removal efficiency in rapid sand filtration for risk assessment at a water treatment plant in Bangkok
Presenter: Vu Duc Canh (National University of Civil Engineering)
Title: Anaerobic membrane bioreactor for low-strength wastewater treatment in Hanoi City. Effect of HRT on treatment efficiency and membrane fouling
The 4th Award for Asian Young Professional on Water Research
(The 10th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment: 08-10 November,2012)
Presenter: Do Thuan An (The University of Tokyo)
Title: Household survey on water sources and point-of-use water treatment systems in Hanoi, Vietnam
Presenter: Tushara Chaminda G. G. (University of Ruhuna)
Title: Evaluation of community owned water resources based on water quality informaiton platform (WQIP) in Thailand
Presenter: Thu Hang Duong (Ghent University)
Title: Pre-treatments ot enhance the bio-methanation and energy recovered from kitchen waste and sewage
The 3rd Award for Asian Young Professional on Water Research
(The 9th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment: 01-03 December,2011)
Presenter: Risky Ayu Kristanti (University of Yamanashi)
Title: Rhizoremediation of 4-n-butylphenol using Phragmites australis (common reed)
Presenter: Anjali Gopakumar (VIT University Chennai)
Title: Evidence of heterotrophic anoxic nitrification using seed biomass from activated sludge process
Presenter: Varinthorn Boonyaroj (Kasetsart University)
Title: Removal of organic micro-pollutants and bio-toxicity from municipal solid waste landfill leachate in two-stage membrane bioreactor
The 2nd Award for Asian Young Professional on Water Research
(The 8th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment: 24-26 October,2010)
Presenter: Amila Abeynayaka (Asian Institute of Technology)
Title: Chemical-free and carbon neutral membrane based emergency water supply system
Presenter: Nga Do-Thu (University of Yamanashi)
Title: Application of Material Flow Analysis in assessing nutrient fluxes in Day - Nhue river basin, Vietnam
The 1st Award for Asian Young Professional on Water Research
(The 7th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment: 28-30 October,2009)
Presenter: Nayar SULTANA (University of Tokyo)
Title: Oxidative stress markers namely-15-F2t-isoprostane and 8-OHdG concentration in the Bangladeshi women with arsenic exposure through drinking water
Presenter: Rico C. ANCOG (University of the Philippines Los Banos College)
Title: Engaging Household Sector for Improved Market-based Incentive System in Laguna de Bay, Philippines
Presenter: Neelima Afroz MOLLA (Asian Institute of Technology)
Title: DALYs Lost due to Diarrhoea: Household Level Drinking Water Treatment
It is my great pleasure to establish "Award for Asian Young Professional on Water Research".
This award was initiated to celebrate the achievements of young
professionals in the series of the International Symposia on Southeast Asian Water Environment.
I do hope this award will encourage young researchers to explore their potential in their chosen research fields, exchange more in the world of academia, and develop themselves towards the bright and fruitful future.