International Symposium on Water Supply and Technology 2015

International Symposium on Water Supply and Technology 2015

The Japan Water Research Center and the Kobe Waterworks Bureau are co-hosting the 10th International Symposium on Water Supply Technology at the Kobe International Exhibition Hall in July 2015, marking an important milestone of the symposium's history. As the only international event of its kind regularly held in Japan, the symposium has been organized every three years, with the first symposium dating back to 1988 in Kobe.

Under the main theme of " Innovative Water Supply Systems in the Age of Change and Uncertainty ", the symposium aims to solve problems that face us today, including high population densities in urban areas in Asia, changes in the social environment, such as decreasing population, changes in water supply services, such as deteriorating equipment and facilities in Japan, and global environmental changes such as climate change.

Since the year 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Great Hanshin earthquake, a special session with the theme "Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Management (BCM)" will also be held in order to introduce to the world Japan's sophisticated water supply technologies and expertise, learned from experiences including anti-earthquake measures, and to provide an opportunity for a large number of Japanese and foreign water supply business entities, companies and government officials to exchange information.

The co-located exhibition will also be an excellent opportunity for water supply companies to show the world Japan's advanced water supply technologies and to create business networks.

Since the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, the city of Kobe has developed its own unique culture by adopting various foreign cultures. Thanks to the efforts of its citizens, the city has also achieved remarkable restoration following the earthquake that occurred 20 years ago.

We sincerely look forward to your participation in the symposium in Kobe.