Watershare Newsletter 16 October 2018 Read online
Watershare meets Japanese water supply sector
2 october 2018 - In the evening of 19 September, during the IWA congress in Tokyo, JWRC (Japan Water Research Center) and KWR organised a side event for Japanese drinking water utilities and international Watershare partners. JWRC has been a Watershare partner since 2016. Managers and experts of four large water utilities in Japan (Tokyo, Yokohama, Kawasaki and Chiba), and Watershare members from various countries (Sweden, Oman, Belgium, South Korea, Greece, the Netherlands), participated in the event to share views and explore possibilities for future collaboration.
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11th International Symposium on Water Supply Technology
From 9th to 11th July 2019 the Japan Water Research Center (JWRC) is organizing a big water conference in Yokohama City, Japan: the 11th International Symposium on Water Supply Technology. The conference will be co-hosted by Yokohama Waterworks Bureau. All Watershare members and other interested parties are invited to submit an abstract before 31 October 2018. At the same time Watershare will organize its Annual Meeting 2019 in Japan.
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Exhibition video
Watershare attended IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018 in Tokyo with a stand and various workshops and presentations. Especially for members we also organized a Breakfast Meeting and a workshop with the Japanese water sector. The Watershare exhibition video shows in a bird's eye what we have done in Tokyo, and with what purpose.
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Watershare workshop on subsurface water storage and water reuse
20 september 2018 - “Managed Aquifer Recharge schemes may boom if we reduce the uncertainty in effects on water quality,” said prof. Paul Jeffrey, winner of the 2018 IWA Project Innovation Award. Quicker and better water quality predictions will not only help utilities in developing reuse schemes, it will also help decision makers in permitting and policy making. This is needed urgently as current legislation, in the EU and elsewhere, is often not tailored to review subsurface storage and reuse applications.
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Developing capacity to overcome water challenges in a rapidly changing world
2o september 2018 - How to address our water challenges? Climate change and urban growth are making this question increasingly important. Despite the numerous solutions available, many cities and organisations have yet to find a good answer to the question. The application of the available technologies and knowledge is inhibited by a variety of barriers. The capacity to collaborate effectively and overcome these barriers is essential. This is why most water challenges are primarily water governance challenges. Watershare’s City Blueprint tool and new Governance Capacity Analysis tool, developed by KWR, identify the barriers and provide cities and organisations with the solution pathways to address existing challenges as effectively and economically as possible.
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