Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) has decided to commence support for 1 joint research project on “Sustainable Water Use” in collaboration with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)*1, within the framework of the Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)*2.
The selected project for the Japanese-Canadian (JST-NSERC) Research Cooperative Program*3 is as follows:
- Title of the selected project:
- Innovative UV Technologies for the Removal of Emerging Contaminants and Sustainable Water Supplies in Small Communities
- Japanese-side Principal Investigator (PI):
- Kumiko Oguma, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo
- Canadian-side Principal Investigator (PI):
- Madjid Mohseni, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, The University of British Columbia
This collaborative research aims to propose the application of novel and promising UV based technologies to ensure the safety and sustainability of drinking water supplies in small and aging rural communities undergoing depopulation.
For this Call, one project has been selected out of 3 proposals, in an evaluation carried out by committees of experts independently selected by JST and NSERC. The funding decision was made jointly by JST and NSERC, considering factors such as the validity of the research plan and effectiveness of exchange. The period of research will be three years, starting in December 2014.
*1 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Refer to: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/index_eng.asp
*2 Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP):
SICORP is a “top-down type” program that provides support to international research projects with countries and regions, in fields of cooperation designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) on the basis of intergovernmental agreements.
URL of SICORP's homepage: http://www.jst.go.jp/inter/english/sicorp/index.html
*3 Japanese-Canadian (JST-NSERC) Research Cooperative Program
Based on an agreement made at the Canada-Japan Joint Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation meeting, which was held in Ottawa in November 2010, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) decided on “Environmental Science and Technologies” and “Energy” as the fields of collaborative research between Japan and Canada. According to that decision, JST chose “Environmental Studies” as a priority area in which to launch the third concurrent call, following the first and second calls which were made in the priority area of “Energy”.
Hideo Nakajima (Dr.) and Yumiko Miyashita(Ms.)
Department of International Affairs of JST
7 Gobancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0076 Japan
Tel: +81-3-5214-7375 Fax: +81-3-5214-7379