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2024/07/11
[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

2024/07/10
[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".
2024/07/02
[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

2024/06/27
[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

2024/06/27
[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.

2024/06/24
[Cooperated event] Hydrosphere Science Seminar #17 (Australian meteorologist)

#17 of Hydrosphere Science Seminar, which RECWET also collaborate to co-sponsor, will be given by Prof. Gab Abramowitz (University of New South Wales, Australia) and(Cancelled) Dr. Fitsum Woldemeskel (Bureau of Meteorology, Australia) from 15:00, 2nd July (Tue). Please register here and join us!

2024/06/22
[Conference] Invited panelist at 2024 ACUNS Annual Meeting (Dr. Burzio)

At the conference below, Dr. Cecilia Burzio was invited to participate in a roundtable session on water, energy, and food as a panelist.

● Conference:2024 ACUNS Annual Meeting (June 20-22)
"Global Governance and Sustainable Development:Revitalizing Research to Support Multilateral Solutions"
● Co-hosted at:United Nations University, Tokyo and University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus
Roundtable(PDF):"Empowering Youth for Sustainable Futures: Exploring the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus" (June 22)
2024/06/22
[Conference] Oral/poster pres. at SIWW 2024 (Project Prof. Kitajima, Dr. Liu, Dr. Canh)

The members of International Wastewater-based Epidemiology gave oral/poster presentations at Singapore International Water Week 2024 (SIWW 2024) (June 18-22, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore) as follows:

M. Kitajima and H. Ando:
"Tracking the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on other viral diseases through wastewater-based retrospective epidemiological surveillance"
● T. Takeda, M. Kitajima, E. Haramoto et al.:
"Towards a regional framework for wastewater-based epidemiology"
V. D. Canh, H. Katayama et al.:
"Low-Cost Virus Concentration Method for Wastewater-Based Epidemiology"
M. Liu, V. D. Canh, H. Katayama et al. (Dr. Canh was the presenter):
"Viral indicators for combined sewer overflow (CSO) pollution based on capsid integrity quantitative PCR"
2024/06/19
[Event] The 14th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment RECWET has been holding SEAWE series, one of our major events, in various Southeast Asian countries in collaboration with other Southeast Asian countries. The 14th SEAWE will be held for the first time in Malaysia (3-5 December 2024).
This conference focuses on the water environment in the Southeast Asian region. The purpose is to provides an opportunity for researchers active in the region and those conducting research that contributes to the local enveironment to gather and present and discuss their research results. We particularly aim to foster networks among young researchers.
We are now accepting abstracts for oral presentations. Please visit the event website.
2024/06/19
[Event] Major conferences that members are involved

The academic conferences that RECWET faculty or researchers are involved in managing or are preparing for are listed below.

14th CSJ Chemistry Festa 2024 (Oct 22-24@Tokyo)
 Prof. Kato1 : Conference Chair
29th International Liquid Crystal Conference(ILCC 2024) (Jul 21-26@Rio de Janeiro)
 Prof. Kato : International Advisory Board
Singapore International Water Week 2024(SIWW) (Jun 18-22@Singpore)
 Prof. Katayama1,3 : Water Convention Theme 5 (Water quality and one health) Programme Committee
The 13th IWA Micropol and Ecohazard Conference (Jun 16-20@Taipei)
 Prof. Kurisu2 : Organizing Committee, Prof. Kurisu & Project Assoc. Prof. Kasuga3 : Programme Committee
8th International Society for Food and Environmental Virology Conference(ISFEV) (Jun 9-14@Tokyo)
 Prof. Katayama: Chair of Organizing committee
International Young Researchers' Conference(IYRC Spring 2024) (Jun 8@UTokyo)
 Dr. Vu Duc Canh3: IYRC Coordinator

1 Water Quality Control Technologies and Materials Development, 2 Water System Management, 3 International Wastewater-based Epidemiology
2024/06/17
[Lecture] Invited lectures in May-Jun (Prof. Kurisu)

Prof. Fustoshi kurisu (Water System Management Division) gave following invited lectures.

● Kurisu, F., Ota, M., Shinfuku, Y., Kasuga, I., Suzuki, Y. and Kameya, T. (2024) Risk Evaluation by Target Screening of the Compounds on the Emerging Contaminants List in Water Environment in Japan. The 13th IWA Micropol and Ecohazard Conference, Jun 17, Taipei, Taiwan.
● 栗栖太 (2024) 複雑系である環境微生物と有機物の理解と制御, 中国地区5校合同環境セミナー, May 11, 広島市国際青年会館(アステールプラザ).
2024/06/14
[Award] Best Research Award at 8th ISFEV Conference (Project Prof. Kitajima) At the 8th International Society for Food and Environmental Virology Conference, a research group led by Asst. Prof. Shotaro Torii (Collaborative Member) and Project Prof. Masaaki Kitajima (International Wastewater-based Epidemiology) received the Best Research Award (PDF).
2024/06/14
[Conference] Oral pres. at 8th ISFEV (Project Prof. Kitajima, Dr. Liu, Dr. Canh)

The members of International Wastewater-based Epidemiology gave oral presentations at 8th International Society for Food and Environmental Virology (ISFEV) Conference (June 9-14, Shimadzu Tokyo Innovation Plaza, Kawasaki) as follows:

● N. K. Lahil. C. Rupasinghe, V. D. Canh, H. Katayama et al. (Dr. Canh was the presenter):
"Influence of operating state on reduction of viruses from a pilot scale ultrafiltration system for potable water reuse"
V. D. Canh, H. Katayama et al.:
"Development of virus concentration method using moringa oleifera extract"
M. Liu, T. Kato, and H. Katayama et al.:
"Passive Sampling Materials: Surface-Modified Cotton Gauze to Better Adsorb Viruses from Water"
● S. Torii, M. Kitajima, E. Haramoto et al.:
"Relative occurrence and reduction of waterborne viruses, tobamoviruses, crAssphage, polyomaviruses, and protozoa at wastewater treatment plants determined by high-throughput quantitative PCR"
● S. Raya, M. Kitajima, E. Haramoto et al.:
"Surveillance of hepatitis A virus in Asian countries using wastewater-based epidemiology"
2024/06/13
[Publication] Papers through international joint research (Project Prof. Kitajima)

Two papers by Project Professor Masaaki Kitajima (International Wastewater-based Epidemiology) have been published through international joint researches.

● Research with the University of Helsinki (Tiwari, Kitajima et al., Jun 13)
● Research with Waseda University, Keio University, Technische Universität München, etc. (Yoo, Kitajima, Himmler et al., May 30)
2024/06/08
[Lecture] Keynote and invited lectures (Project Prof. Kitajima)

Projct Prof. Masaaki Kitajima (International Wastewater-based Epidemiology) gave following keynote lecture and invited lectures.

● Masaaki Kitajima (2024) Wastewater surveillance at international airports to monitor imported infectious diseases: a proof-of-concept study in Japan, NSF Research Coordination Network Webinar Series #37, June 7, Online.
● Masaaki Kitajima (2024) Wastewater-based Epidemiology [Keynote], International Young Researchers' Conference 2024, June 8, UTokyo
● (予定) 北島正章 (2024) 札幌市における下水疫学調査に資する下水中ウイルス高感度検出技術, 第35回北海道輸血シンポジウム(PDF), Jul 20, 日本赤十字社北海道ブロック血液センター, 札幌.
2024/06/07
[Publication] Paper based on joint research with Beijing Normal University et al (Prof. Takizawa)

A paper about nanofiltration membrane has been published online in a joint research by Prof. Yu Yang of Beijing Normal University, Prof. Satoshi Takizawa (International Water Environment Division) and others. The printed version is scheduled to be published on 1 January 2025.

Y. Zhang, Y. Yang, S. Takizawa, K. Kuroda, Z. Jia, P. Liu, H. Wei, N.J.D. Graham (2025) Development of a composite MoS2/PEI nanofiltration membrane for radionuclides efficient removal from aquatic environments, Separation and Purification Technology, 352, 128246. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2024
2024/06/06
[Press Release] Establishment of International Wastewater-based Epidemiology Laboratory

The School of Engineering, Shimadzu Corporation, and Shionogi & Co., Ltd. have established the "International Wastewater-based Epidemiology" Corporate Sponsored Research Program within RECWET.

The establishment announcement was held at UTokyo on June 5th, and press releases were issued today by the School of Engineering, Shimadzu Corporation, and Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
Press Release from the School of Engineering (Japanese only)
Image: from the School of Engineering website

2024/06/06
[Event] Special Seminar Series #57 (Profs. Jianying HU & Min YANG/Lecture)

Prof. Min Yang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Prof. Jianying Hu of Peking University gave lectures on June 6. Both of them published nearly 300 papers so far and are highly renowned. Seminar details

2024/06/01
[Publication] International joint research paper (Prof. Syutsubo)

Prof. Kazuaki Syutsubo (International Water Environment Division) has been conducting joint research with the Universiti Malaya, Malaysia, and their paper on the performance evaluation of a nitrogen-polluted raw water treatment system was published in the Chemosphere.

J. X. Loi, K. Syutsubo, M. F. Rabuni, Y. Takemura, M. Aoki, A. S. M. Chua (2024) Downflow sponge biofilm reactors for polluted raw water treatment: Performance optimisation, kinetics, and microbial community, Chemosphere, 358, 142156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2024.142156
2024/05/28
[Award] 5th Japan Research Front Award (Project Prof. Kitajima)

Project Professor Masaaki Kitajima (International Wastewater-based Epidemiology Program) received 5th Japan Research Front Award. He was selected as a researcher affiliated with a world-leading Japanese research institution in a cutting-edge research field that is expected to achieve significant advancements in the future.

For more information, including a message from Project Prof. Kitajima, please visit the School of Engineering website.
Image: from the School of Engineering website

2024/05/27
[Cooperated event] Hydrosphere Science Seminar #16 (Prof. Shimozono/Lecture)

#16 of Hydrosphere Science Seminar, which RECWET also collaborate to co-sponsor, will be given by Prof. Takenori Shimozono (Dpt. Civil, UTokyo) from 15:00, 3th June (Mon). Please register here and join us!

2024/05/23
[Publication] Paper publication (Prof. Kurisu and Kasuga)

A paper on the development of screening analysis for 'items to be surveyed' in the water environment by Prof. Futoshi Kurisu (Water System Management Division) and Project Assoc. Prof. Ikuro Kasuga (International Wastewater-based Epidemiology) has been published in Environmental Pollution.

Maho OTA, Ikuro KASUGA, Futoshi KURISU (2024) Sensitivity and Quantitativeness of Large-Volume Injection Combined with Liquid Chromatography/High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry for Target Screening Analysis of Emerging Contaminants, Environmental Pollution, 355, 124180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2024.124180
2024/05/22
[Publication] Research achievements in FY 2019-2023 The research achievements of our 4th term (FY 2019-2023) have been compiled and posted on the website.
2024/05/17
[Event] Special Seminar Series #56 (Dr. Oksana Golovko/Lecture)

Dr. Oksana Golovko from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences gave a special lecture on chemicals of emerging concern (CECs) such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and PFAS.

Various chemicals derived from PPCPs are leaked into the aquatic environment through wastewater treatment, raising concerns about their negative impact on ecological systems. This lecture discussed the sources, presence, and impact of CECs from wastewater to surface water, sediments, and even plants and animals.
2024/05/07
[Cooperated event] Hydrosphere Science Seminar #15 (two lecturers from UK)

#15 of Hydrosphere Science Seminar, which RECWET also collaborate to co-sponsor, will be given by Dr. Hannah Clock OBE (Professor of Hydrology, Univ. of Reading, UK) and Dr. Florian Pappenberger (Director of Forecasts, ECMWF) from 15:00, 13th May (Mon). Please register here and join us!

2024/04/24
[Lecture] Chiang Mai University - UTokyo symposium (Prof. Takizawa, Katayama, Hashimoto)

The Faculty of Engineering at Chiang Mai University(CMU), in collaboration with the Department of Urban Engineering at the School of Engineering and the Center for Spatial Information Science at the University of Tokyo(UT), Japan, held "CMU-UT Symposium on Urban Engineering and Informatics 2024" at CMU from April 24 to 26. There, Profs. Satoshi Takizawa, Hiroyuki Katayama and Takashi Hashimoto each gave invited lectures.

● Satoshi Takizawa and Benyapa Sawangjang: Fluoride Adsorption on Natural Oraganic Materials - Health Effects and Potential for Fluoride Removal
● Hiroyuki Katayama: Wastewater-based Epidemiology: Sewer can serve as information source on how infectious disease are spreading in the community
● Takashi Hashimoto: Sustainable Safe Drinking Water Supply with Membrane Filtration Technology


photo: from the website of the Facaulty of Engineering, CMU
2024/04/16
[Event updates] 8th ISFEV Conference (Prof. Katayama) Registration is now being accepted for the 8th ISFEV Conference with Prof. Hiroyuki Katayama (Water Quality Control Technologies and Materials Development Division) as the chair. It will be held in Tokyo from June 9th to 14th 2014 by International Society for Food and Environmental Virology. Details of optional tours are also available. Please take a look.
2024/04/16
[Cooperated event] Hydrosphere Science Seminar #14 (Prof. Asit K. Biswas/Lecture)

Led by Assoc. Prof. Dai Yamazaki (IIS/RECWET Collaborative member), Hydrosphere Environment Group (Dpt. Civil) has been holding monthly public online lectures Hydrosphere Science Seminar since FY 2023. RECWET also collaborates to co-sponsor the seminars, as research on basin water environment management by the Water System Management Division.

The seminar #14 will be given by the 2006 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate, Prof. Asit K. Biswas (Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow) from 15:30 April 25th (Thur). Please register here and join us!

2024/04/13
Invited international/domestic lectures in April (Project Prof. Kitajima)

Project Prof. Masaaki Kitajima (International Wastewater-based Epidemiology Program) gave an invited lecture at ISBER 2024, an international conference on biobanking (Melbourne/virtual, April 11th) and at the sponsored seminar of the 59th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Molecular Medicine (April 13th).

● Masaaki Kitajima (2024) Wastewater Banking: Proof of Concept as an Archival Record of Population-Level Infectious Disease Prevalence, ISBER 2024 Annual Meeting and Exhibits, Apr 11, Melbourne/Virtual.
● 北島正章 (2024) 下水疫学:患者検体に依存しない病原体サーベイランス, 第59回日本臨床分子医学会学術集会 スポンサードセミナー2, Apr 13, 東京国際フォーラム.
2024/04/10
[Publication] Recent activities of Prof. Satosi Takizawa ● Published a paper on wastewater treatment technology in a society with declining population (Watarai(M2 completion)・Kazama・Takizawa
● Published a paper on non-revenue water in Luangprabang City, Laos (Sunti, Sawangjang, Kazama and Takizawa: JICA Water Engineering and Utility Management for Future Leaders)
● Published a paper on biofouling based on joint research with Prof. Yu Yang of Beijing Normal University (Chen, Takizawa, Yang et al.)
● At the IWA board meeting held in London, preparations for the World Water Conference and candidate cities for the next conference were discussed.(28-29 Feb)
2024/04/10
Greetings from RECWET for the 5th term The 5th term of RECWET has started this fiscal year. Thank you very much for your support. We aim for further development in our 5th term. Thus, we ask for your continued support.
2024/04/04
[Cooperated event] Hydrosphere Science Seminar #13 (Prof. Kawasaki/Lecture)

Led by Assoc. Prof. Dai Yamazaki (IIS/RECWET Collaborative member), Hydrosphere Environment Group (Dpt. Civil) has been holding monthly public online lectures Hydrosphere Science Seminar since FY 2023. RECWET also collaborates to co-sponsor the seminars, as research on basin water environment management by the Water System Management Division.

The seminar #13 will be given by Prof. Akiyoshi Kawasaki (Institute for Future Initiatives, UTokyo) from 15:00 April 8th (Mon). Please register here and join us!

2024/04/04
Recruitment of a project researcher (International Wastewater-based Epidemiology Program) The "International Wastewater-based Epidemiology" Corporate Sponsored Research Program established at RECWET is recruiting a Project Researcher. Click the details and application (JREC-IN Portal) or a PDF.
2024/04/01
Appointed to "International Wastewater-based Epidemiology" Program (Drs. Kasuga & Liu)

As of April 1st, Project Assoc. Prof. Ikuro KASUGA (RCAST/concurrent) and Project Asst. Prof. Miaomiao LIU (previously project researcher of Dept. Urban Engineering) have been appointed to the "International Wastewater-based Epidemiology" Corporate Sponsored Research Program, RECWET. Member information

Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) utilizes the features of sewage infrastructure, where pathogens like viruses discharged from infected individuals accumulate in wastewater treatment plants. WBE provides a potent avenue for gathering public health data, facilitating early detection of disease outbreaks and comprehension of infection trends. Since its establishment in March 2024, the International Wastewater-based Epidemiology Program has been pioneering in the field of "wastewater-based epidemiology" and aiming to contribute to the establishment of resilient societies against infectious diseases through the implementation of WBE both domestically and internationally.
2024/04/01
[Personnel] RECWET project researchers Dr. Tippawan SINGHOPON will be working at Khon Kaen University in Thailand as a lecturer from May. Dr. Yuta SHINFUKU has been transferred to NIES as of Apr 1. We wish both of them all the best in their future endeavors!
2024/03/21
[Award] Selected as Top Downloaded Article (Prof. Kato)

A review paper "Advanced Functional Liquid Crystals" by Prof. Takashi Kato (Duputy Director/Water Quality Control Technologies and Materials Development Division) et al. has been selected as Top Downloaded Article in Advanced Materials in 2022.
Prof. Kato was invited as Advanced Materials Hall of Fame and published this review paper. It was selected for Inside Front Cover. Also the paper received the 2023 Best Paper Award (Category C) from the Japanese Liquid Crystal Society.

2024/03/14
[Activity] Chair of Water Supply & Sewerage Earthquake Countermeasures Review Committee (Prof. Takizawa)

Please accept our deepest sympathies for the damage, loss, and suffering caused by the earthquake in Noto Peninsula.

In response to the severe damage to water and sewage facilities caused by this earthquake, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Water Supply Division and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Sewerage Division, established the Water Supply and Sewerage Earthquake Countermeasures Review Committee on March 12th. Director, Prof. Satoshi Takizawa was appointed as the chair.

Main news coverage: 日本水道新聞, NHK NEWS, 朝日新聞, 日本下水道新聞, 電気新聞デジタル
2024/03/01
"International Wastewater-based Epidemiology" Program launched (Project Profs. Katayama & Kitajima) The "International Wastewater-based Epidemiology" Corporate Sponsored Research Program has been launched at RECWET. As of March 1st, Project Prof. Hiroyuki Katayama (Dept. Urban Engineering/concurrent), Project Prof. Masaaki Kitajima (previously Assoc. Prof. of Hokkaido University) and Project researcher Vu Duc Canh (previously Dept. Urban Engineering) have been appointed (photos are only faculty's). See the member details.
2024/02/23
[Publication] Recent papers by Prof. Takashi Kato ● An invited perspective paper on aquatic functional liquid crystals. It was selected as Cover Picture of the Special Issue for the 10th Anniversary of "Advanced Science" (Kato et al.)
● A paper on water molecules confirmed in liquid crystalline nanopores. This work is the result of joint research on Innovative Area "Aquatic Functional Materials" (Hamaguchi, Kato et al.)
2024/02/21
Report on the future of RECWET The establishment of RECWET's 5th term (FY 2024-2028) was officially approved (Jan 18th). We plan to carry on the activities that were expanded to a three-division system in the 4th term and further develop them. We appreciate your continued support and guidance for RECWET.
Additionally, it was approved to reappoint Prof. Kazuaki Syutsubo (National Institute for Environmental Studies), who has supported the activities of the International Water Environment Division since 2021 (Feb 1).
FY 2023's second steering committee meeting is scheduled for Mar 13th. In addition to reporting on this year's activities, we plan to receive opinions on future activity policies.
2024/02/21
Activity reports from RECWET project researchersDr. Tippawan SINGHOPON is editing the paper on the detection and removal efficiency of human enteric viruses from a wastewater treatment plant.
Dr. Yuta Shinfuku conducted a year-round survey using targeted screening on 114 river water samples collected in Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Gifu, and is writing a paper on the results.
Dr. Cecilia BURZIO's latest research has focused on applying fluorescence spectroscopy, coupled with PARAFAC modeling, to characterize the fluorescent signatures of dissolved organic matter in river water samples collected from Saitama prefecture.
2024/02/21
[Event] Special Seminar Series #55 (Dr.Sara Beck/Lecture) Dr. Sara Beck (University of British Columbia) gave a special lecture. She is well known in the research field of water treatment using ultraviolet light and has published many famous papers including the one cited by Japan Water Research Center’s Ultraviolet Device Technology Examination Standards.
Many people, including experts and engineers from outside the university, participated.
2024/02/09
[Publiation] Joint research result on COVID-19 technolgoies (Profs. Katayama & Kato) A paper on surface modification of cotton gauze for virus adsorption and elution has been published and selected as Cover in ACS ES&T Water (Liu, Kato, Katayama et al.). This work is the result of collaboration between Profs. Hiroyuki Katayama and Takashi Kato (Water Quality Control Technologies and Materials Development Division) on JST CREST "Creative Development for Detection and Removal of Viruses in Environment Using New Materials".
2024/02/09
[Publiation] Recent activities of Prof. Satosi Takizawa ● Published 3 papers based on joint research with Prof. Yu Yang of Beijing Normal University (Chen et al., Gao et al., Liu et al.)
● Contributed the article "Expectations and challenges for water PPP" to the front page of Jiji Daily News (Jan 1st and 8th combined issue)
● Lectured at the 2023 Japan Ductile Iron Pipe Association's Online Seminar
2024/02/06
[Event] Special Seminar Series #54 (Dr.Iftita Rahmatika/Lecture) Dr. Iftita Rahmatika (Lecturer, Universitas Indonesia), who focuses on monitoring antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in developing countries, gave a special lecture. She has won many presentation awards (MEWE2019, WET2019, 2020, 2021) and paper awards.
Although it snowed the day before, we were able to hold the event without any problems.
2024/01/31
Establishment of a Corporate Sponsored Research Program & Recruitment of a project researcher In March 2024, the "International Wastewater-based Epidemiology" Corporate Sponsored Research Program will be established at RECWET. This Program promotes development of technologies for the social implementation of wastewater-based epidemiological surveys, and for risk management of pathogenic microorganisms in water, and conducts research on demonstration surveys in Japan and oversea.
RECWET is recruiting a Project Researcher for the Program. Click the details and application (JREC-IN Portal) or a PDF.
2024/01/26
[Publiation] Recent papers by Prof. Hiroyuki Katayama ● A Short Communication on a genetic-level comparison of SARS-CoV-2 between COVID-19 patients and SARS-CoV-2 positive wastewater samples at long-term care facilities (Kadoya, Katayama et al.)
● A paper to eavluate how viruses escaping during removal processes could be quantified
(Yasui & Katayama)
2024/01/15
[Lecture] Invited lecture at Sewerage Innovation Seminar (Assoc. Prof. Hashimoto) The 7th Sewerage Innovation Seminar@Hongo was held with the theme of "Innovating water and sewage systems using DX". There, Assoc. Prof. Takashi Hashimoto (Water Quality Control Technologies and Materials Development Division) gave a lecture titled "Digitalization towards a bright future in the water sector: Issues and possibilities considered by young people in industry, government, and academia" (in Japanese).
2024/01/15
[Publiation] Paper by a 3rd JICA graduate (Prof. Takizawa et al.) Mr. Pathirane, Assoc. Prof. Shinobu Kazama, and Prof. Satoshi Takizawa (JICA Water Engineering and Utility Management for Future Leaders) analysed and issued a paper on the influence of water consumption fluctuation on non-revenue water in Sri Lanka.
This course led all 1st to 3rd term international students to publish papers
2024/01/12
[Event] Special Seminar Series #53 (Dr. Phanwatt Phungsai/Lecture) Assoc. Prof. Phanwatt Phungsai of Khon Kaen University, Thailand, who conducts research on dissolved organic matters in water treatment process, disinfection by-product, and new water treatment materials, gave a special lecture. There were so many questions and answers that we ran out of time.

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