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About WASH 2017

Welcome to the 3rd Asian Symposium on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, which will be held on Sunday and Monday, December 3-4, 2017 in Nagoya, Japan at the Nagoya Sakae Tokyu REI Hotel.

WASH 2017 is being organized alongside the 4th Asian Symposium on the Humanities and Arts for Peace and the 3rd International Conference on the Globalization of Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education.

WASH 2017 is being held because without sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation, the well-being of the human race is threatened, particularly in developing countries.   As the world population increases, so does the demand for water. The technologies exist to rectify the water crisis, but progress is hampered by the lack of infrastructural investment by both the private and public sectors. Decision-makers at all levels must be involved to ensure the lives and dignity of the millions who depend on the rest of the world to intervene on their behalf.

Under the theme Global Challenges: Universal Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, it is hoped that today’s water crisis can be met with viable global solutions.

Early registration is only 17,500 JPY. We invite submissions of 250 words in English by Friday, October 27, 2017 from any of the following streams: 

Submission Application Form

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Nursing and Public Health Education
  • Public Policy
  • Sustainable Development
  • Urban Studies
  • Waste Management
  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Other Areas (Please Specify)

 

Submission Guidelines

Who Should Attend

WASH 2017 will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, educators, policy makers, students and interested community members.

Plan Your Attendance

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Program Committee

  • Takayuki YamadaHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
    Takayuki Yamada
    Chairperson,
    INTESDA, Japan

    Mr. Yamada is a Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai, where he also serves as a special adviser of the Polio Plus Committee of Japan. Between 2011 and 2016 he has organized and led several humanitarian and medical aid missions to India and Bhutan to assist with immunization efforts to eradicate polio in South Asia. Most recently, Mr. Yamada was appointed to serve on the strategic planning committee for the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program in Japan.

  • Michael K. Sasaoka-AlvordHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
    Michael Sasaoka-Alvord
    Program Director, INTESDA,
    Japan

    Michael Sasaoka oversees special programs, events and business development for INTESDA, which mobilizes ideas and raises awareness for sustainable development and the Global Goals. Michael holds degrees in international business and Japanese from San Diego State University, USA. Combining his interests in business and education he has been involved with education and training in Japan for the past seventeen years at the secondary, tertiary and corporate level. His research interest include globalization, sustainable development and education rights.

  • Gary SmithHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
    Gary Smith
    Media and Technology Director, INTESDA,
    Japan
  • Gary Smith is an environmental and wildlife photographer, mountain climber and filmmaker. His current film project is a documentary on the Seven Summits. The filming has deepened his passion and concern for climate change and its affect on the environment. In particular, his work has revealed the long term affects of melting glaciers and polar ice caps. Gary holds degrees in mass communication, media arts and Japanese from Southern Illinois University, USA. His academic interests include environmental studies, ICT and photography.

Review Committee

NK RCReview Chair
Natthawut Kaewpitoon, Ph.D., Faculty of Public Health, Vongchavalitkul University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, Suranaree University of Technology Hospital, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Dr. Kaewpitoon serves dual roles on the Faculty of Public Health, Vongchavalitkul University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand and also serves at Suranaree University of Technology Hospital, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. His research interests include: Parasitology, Epidemiology, Public Health, Bioinformatics, Genetic, Gastroenterology.  He earned his PhD in BioMedical Science, his MSc in Medical Parasitology and BSc in Public Health all at Khon Kaen University in Thailand.

Thirayu 130x150Review Co-Chair 
Thirayu Meererksom, Ph.D., Faculty of Management Science, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Dr. Meererksom works in the Parasitic Disease Research Unit in the Institute of Medicine, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, where he studies application screenings for cancer and liver fluke infections – a serious health concern in rural Thailand. In addition to his important research and work with cancer prevention, he also belongs to the Faculty of Management Science at Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, where his research interests include software development, mobile application development (native & hybrid), big data, logistics and supply chain management. Apart from a Ph.D. he also holds a Master in Business Administrator (MBA) and a BSc in Computer Science from Khon Kaen University in Thailand.

Readers

  • Natthawut Kaewpitoon, Ph.D., Faculty of Public Health, Vongchavalitkul University, Thailand
  • Soraya Kaewpitoon, Ph.D., Suranaree University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
  • Zhen-Fang Lin, PhD, School of Pharmacy & Graduate Institute of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Bea-Gracia M. Cruz, RN, MAN, DNM, Department Head – Training & Research, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Philippines
  • Tu Nguyen, Ph.D.,  Hochiminh City International University, Vietnam
  • Anna Dittfeld, Ph.D., School of Medicine with the Division of Dentistry in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia, Poland
  • Sumattana Glangkarn, Ph.D., Mahasarakham University, Thailand
  • Supawadee Putthinoi, Ph.D., Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand