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A video message from Ms. Koike, Governor of Tokyo invites people from Japan and abroad to participate the IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition 2018.

In September, 2018, the International Water Association (IWA) the World Water Congress and Exhibition will be held in Tokyo with 6000 participants from 100 countries from around the world , which is the first IWA congress in Japan.

Ahead of the congress, Ms. Koike, Governor of Tokyo, as a chief of the host country, transmits a video message in English to invite more participants domestically and internationally across water-related companies, researchers, Government officials, and others.

Summary of the Message from Governor of Tokyo

In terms of water, Tokyo have been boasting for providing remarkably safe and clear tap water of the highest quality and for creating comfortable waterside environments by improving the quality of sewage treatmet water.

At present, the world faces various problems related to water, so the IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition 2018 will help to contribute toward solving problems to share the knowledge among water experts from around the world in one place. As a host city, Tokyo will use this congress to activity share Tokyo’s accumulated technologies and know-how.

We hope that you will share your experience and knowledge with many of you from around the world.

  • (Note) The message with Japanese subtitles.
  • (Note) The video message is about 3 minutes long.

Publication of the Message

The message has started posting on the following sites from today:

  1. (1) Tokyo Metropolitan Government
    http://www.metro.tokyo.jp
  2. (2) Bureau of Waterworks, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
    http://www.waterworks.metro.tokyo.jp
  3. (3) Bureau of Sewerage, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
    http://www.gesui.metro.tokyo.jpOpen link in a new browser window
  4. (4) International Water Association
    http://www.iwa-network.org/Open link in a new browser window)※Publication period is adjusting.

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Overview of International Water Association (IWA) the World Water Congress and Exhibition

The Dates of the Congress September 16th (Sun) through 21st (Fri) in 2018
Location Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center)
Number of Delegates 6,000 people(2,000 people from 100 countries abroad, 4,000 people from Japan)are espected to attend
Overview of the Congress

Worldwide water-related companies, researchers, government officials, business entities, etc will participate in the congress and share the knowledge about the water supply and sewage system and the water environmental areas.

  • 350 paper presentations
  • 90 workshops, etc
  • 200 exhibitors
Significance to held in Tokyo  
  • Transfer the excellent technologies and know-how to the world
  • Contribute to improve the water supply and sewage system as well as strengthen the power of Japanese industries

Overview of International Water Association (IWA)

IWA is a non-profit organization, was established for the purpose of contribution to worldwide stable and safe water supply and public health through efficient water control and improvement of water treatment technologies.

IWA World Water Congress is to be held every 2 years.

【IWA Board of Directors and Members by regions】
Director
(56 countries)
Europe (27), Asia & Oceania (13), Africa & Middle East (12), North & Latin Americas (4)
Member
(165 countries)
Business entities, Research organization, etc. Approximately 530 organizations
Individuals, students, etc. Approximately 8,500 persons
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