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New water supply technology and development of water utility management in Japan

Magara, Yasumoto and Matsui, Yoshihiko and Ohno, Koichi (2007) New water supply technology and development of water utility management in Japan. JOURNAL OF WATER SUPPLY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-AQUA, 56 (6-7). pp. 365-373.

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Official URL: http://www.iwaponline.com/jws/056/jws0560365.htm

Abstract

The Japanese government published ``The Water and Sanitation Broad Partnership initiative (WASABI)'' in March 2006. This initiative was based on the policies that Japan will support the self-help efforts of developing countries on water and sanitation, establishing broad partnerships with international organizations, and the other donor agencies, etc. Because water resources are very limited, there are many areas and regions which have to use a heavily polluted water source. Therefore, it is necessary to develop the emergent water treatment technology which can supply safe drinking water from polluted source water at a reasonable cost. In order to anticipate a sustainable development of water service the Japanese ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare published ``The Water Works Vision'' so as to restructure the water utility management system in 2004. The vision asks to reform the water utility management system so as to mobilize every resource including public private partnership. Therefore, it is necessary to develop an audit system by a third party for risk communication among the stakeholders.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:audit system; cancer risk; ISO/TC224; nano-filtration; public private partnership; the water works vision
Subjects:Technology > Nanotechnology and environmental applications
Social and Political Science > Policy developments with respect to nanotechnology
Biomedical Science > Nanotechnology for human health
ID Code:881
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:05 Dec 2008 12:44
Last Modified:05 Jan 2009 16:59

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