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JST-NSERC Workshop on Sustainable Water Use

Venue: Fujisoft Akiba Plaza, Tokyo, Japan
Dates: 21st & 22nd October 2013


Purpose of the Workshop

  1. Introduce an overall picture of the current status of research from both countries in this field
  2. Discuss the significance of research cooperation between Japan and Canada in the field of sustainable water use
  3. Share ideas for possible cooperative research projects between Japan and Canada

Day 1: Monday 21st October

Opening Session
9:10-9:30

Welcome Addresses and Overview of Workshop Program

  • Mr. Kazuho Kawamata, Director for Special Missions, Department of International Affairs, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Mr. Jean Saint-Vil, Director, Policy and International Relations, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
9:30-10:15

Keynote Lectures

Professor Taikan Oki, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Abstract:Taikan Oki
  • Presentation:Taikan Oki
Dr. Hugh J. MacIsaac, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Abstract:Hugh J. MacIsaac
  • Presentation:Hugh J. MacIsaac
Session 1 Opportunities and Challenges in Community Water Technologies
10:15-10:45

Each speaker to give an overview of their country’s current strengths and potential future directions by focusing on the current state of their research

Chair: Taikan Oki, Professor, The University of Toyo

10:25 - Mari Asami, Chief Senior Researcher, National Institute of Public Health, Japan
  • Abstract:Mari Asami
  • Presentation:Mari Asami
10:35 - Madjid Mohseni, Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Abstract:Madjid Mohseni
Break 10:45-11:00
11:00-11:50
(Session 1
continued)
11:00 - Hiroaki Furumai, Professor, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Abstract:Hiroaki Furumai
  • Presentation:Hiroaki Furumai
11:10 - Sarah Dorner, Professor, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  • Abstract:Sarah Dorner
11:20 - Shinjiro Kanae, Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Abstract:Shinjiro Kanae
  • Presentation:Shinjiro Kanae
11:30 - Graham Gagnon, Professor, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Abstract:Graham Gagnon

11:40 - Questions and Discussion

Lunch Break
Session 2 Business Approach to Sustainable Water Use
13:00-13:30

Chair: Taikan Oki, Professor, The University of Toyo

13:10 - Ichiro Embutsu, Chief Researcher, Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd., Japan
  • Abstract:Ichiro Embutsu
  • Presentation:Ichiro Embutsu
13:20 - Shinjiro Yano, Researcher, Institute for Water Science, Suntory Global Innovation Center Ltd., Japan
  • Abstract:Shinjiro Yano
  • Presentation:Shinjiro Yano
Session 3 Opportunities and Challenges in Aquatic Ecosystems Research
13:30 -14:10

Each speaker to give an overview of their country’s current strengths and potential future directions by focusing on the current state of their research

Chair: Hugh J. MacIsaac, Professor, University of Windsor, Canada

13:40 - Natacha Hogan, Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Abstract:Natacha Hogan
13:50 - Steven Cooke, Professor, Carleton University, Canada
  • Abstract:Steven Cooke
14:00 - Hironori Hayashi, Assistant Professor, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Abstract:Hironori Hayashi
  • Presentation:Hironori Hayashi
14:10 - Joanna Wilson, Professor, McMaster University, Canada
  • Abstract:Joanna Wilson
Break 14:20-14:40
14:40-
(Session 3
continued)
14:40 - Allen Curry, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Abstract:Allen Curry
14:50 - Tetsuro Tsujimoto, Professor, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Abstract:Tetsuro Tsujimoto
  • Presentation:Tetsuro Tsujimoto
15:00 - Helen Baulch, Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Abstract:Helen Baulch
15:10 - Shigeo Yachi, Associate Professor, Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Abstract:Shigeo Yachi
  • Presentation:Shigeo Yachi

Questions and Discussion

Session 4 Day 1 Wrap Up
16:00-16:30
16:00 - Summary
  • Summary
16:30 - Adjourn for Day 1

Day 2: Tuesday 22nd October (Invitation only)

9:20-9:25 Opening remarks and Overview of the Day 2 program
Session 1 Parallel Breakout Sessions
Split into two groups for 2.5 hour roundtable discussion
Summary of findings was provided from each rapporteur
9:30-12:00

Group 1 (Water Technologies)

Japan
Dr. Taikan Oki (Group Chair)
Dr. Mari Asami
Dr. Ichiro Embutsu
Dr. Hiroaki Furumai
Dr. Shinjiro Kanae
Canada
Dr. Madjid Mohseni
Dr. Sarah Dorner
Dr. Graham Gagnon

Group 2 (Aquatic Ecosystems)

Canada
Dr. Hugh J. MacIsaac (Group Chair)
Dr. Allen Curry
Dr. Natacha Hogan
Dr. Steven Cooke
Dr. Joanna Wilson
Dr. Helen Baulch
Japan
Dr. Hironori Hayashi
Dr. Tetsuro Tsujimoto
Dr. Shigeo Yachi
Dr. Shinjiro Yano
Lunch Break
Session 2 Summary of Breakout Sessions
13:00-14:00

Chair: Dr. Taikan Oki and Dr. Hugh MacIsaac

13:00 - Presentations from Group 1 and Group 2 Rapporteurs
  • Group 1
  • Group 2

13:30 - Open discussion

Break 14:00-14:20
Session 3 One to One Sessions
14:20-16:00

Elucidating collaborations and knowledge exchange opportunities

  • Discussions to focus on addressing areas highlighted by the previous sessions
  • An opportunity for delegates to consider areas of collaboration/exchange and elaborate on possible partnership under the JST-NSERC joint call and other mechanisms
Session 4 Day 2 Wrap Up
16:00-16:25

Wrap up and workshop findings

16:25-16:30

Closing Remarks

  • Mr. Kazuho Kawamata, Director for Special Missions, International Affairs, JST
  • Mr. Jean Saint-Vil, Director, Policy and International Relations, NSERC

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