Frist International Symposium for Sophia Research Branding Project

Symposium Theme: Integrated Environmental Science and Management for Achieving SDGs at Watershed Scale

13:30-17:00, June 29, 2017
International Conference Room, Building 2-1702, Yotsuya Campus, Sophia University

This symposium aims to be an open dialogue among water-concerned researchers to discuss smart water infrastructure development and integrated water environment management for achieving SDGs at watershed scale. It also serves as part of outreach activities for the Research Branding Project at Sophia University.

Session I Moderator : Prof. Kimiyo Ogawa, Sophia University
13:30-14:00 Opening Remarks
Prof. Yoshiaki Terumichi, President of Sophia University
Prof. Kazuhiro Ema, Vice President of Sophia University
Prof. Takashi Hayashita (Former President of Sophia University)

14:00-15:20 Keynote Lectures
14:00-14:40 Keynote speaker: Dr. Taikan Oki,
Professor, the University of Tokyo, Vice Rector of United Nations University
Title: Scientific Diplomacy in the Era of Climate Change and SDGs

14:40-15:20 Keynote speaker: Dr. Gordon Huang
Canada Research Chair, Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Executive Director,
Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities, University of Regina
Title: Analysis and Management of Risks in Watershed Environmental Systems

15:20-15:30 Break

Session II Moderator: Prof. Anne McDonald, Sophia University
15:30-15:45 Invited speaker: Dr. Mrs. Chularat Niratisayakul
Director General, Biodiversity-Based Economy Development Office, Thailand
Title: Experiments of PES and Future Potentials in Chao Phraya River Basin and the Krabi Delta, Thailand

15:45-16:30 Presentations of Project Outcomes

  • Dr. Guangwei Huang, Professor, Sophia University
    Concepts, Initiatives and Progress
  • Dr. Takeshi Ito, Associate Professor, Sophia University
    Teleconnected Landscapes: Global Economic Integration and Transformation of Wetlands in Japan and Thailand
  • Dr. Nobuhiro Suzuki, Assistant Professor, Sophia University
    Effects of various environmental factors on the efficiency of phytoremediation
  • 16:30-16:45 Overall discussion and Wrap-up

    16:45-16:55 Closing Remarks
    Prof. Miki Sugimura, Vice President of Sophia University

    *Launguage: English*