RECWET booklet
(May 2024 edition)

Since the establishment in 2000, we have been studying and developing cutting-edge water environment technologies using a variety of approaches based on the fusion and collaboration of basic science and practical science, with the aim of realizing a sustainable water environment.
RECWET was reorganized into three divisions in 2019 in order to strengthen and expand its research and education system through collaboration with water-related researchers in a wider range of fields, including chemistry and biotechnology and civil engineering. We have also engaged in activities such as international cooperation, human resource development, and holding international conferences, in the water field mainly in Asia.
Additionally, the "International Wastewater-based Epidemiology" Program, established in March 2024, is promoting activities aimed at social implementation of developed technologies through industry-academia collaboration.
As a research hub for water environment technology, we actively hold various symposiums and other events. More details

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[Event] Special Seminar Series #60 (Prof. Joana Portugal Pereira/Lecture)

Dr. Joana Portugal Pereira, author of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) Working Group 3 (WG3/Mitigation of Climate Change) report, will be giving a special lecture on the afternoon of July 23rd. Please join us! Seminar details

[Event] Symposium on Wastewater & Environmental Surveillance in Asia (Project Prof. Kitajima, Dr. Liu, Dr. Canh) "Online Symposium on Wastewater and Environmental Surveillance (WES) in Asia" was held, where Project Prof. Masaaki Kitajima and Prof. Sungpyo Kim (Korea University) were the Meeting organizers. Also Project Asst. Prof. Miaomiao Liu and Project Researcher Canh Duc Vu served as secretariat.
There were talks from 8 countries/regions of Asia. Dr. Kitajima presented "Ongoing wastewater surveillance programs in Japan".
[Event] Special Seminar Series #59 (Prof. Helen Nguyen/Lecture)

Prof. Helen Nguyen of University of Illinois gave a lecture for research exchange at UTokyo. She has been invited to Tohoku University to develop technologies for monitoring Antibiotic Resistance Genes (ARGs) in the water environment using genome editing technology CRISPR-Cas9. Seminar details

[Event] Special Seminar Series #58 (Profs. Sheng-Jie YOU & Ya-Fen WANG/Lecture)

Environmental Sceience Center (ESC) and RECWET jointly held a Special Seminar, and two professors from Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan gave special lectures. Prof. Sheng-Jie YOU is listed as the World's Top 2% Scientists. Prof. Ya-Fen WANG has held senior positions in the environmental field. Seminar details

[Press Release] Willingness to pay for nationwide wastewater surveillance system for infectious diseases in Japan (Project Prof. Kitajima)

School of Engineering has issued a press release regarding research conducted by Project Professor Masaaki Kitajima (International Wastewater-based Epidemiology) with Waseda University, Keio University, Technische Universität München, and others.