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17, Nov., 2014

AGRO'2014 Final Announcement is updated.

24, Oct, 2014

Program is updated.

12, Oct, 2014

Information for day nursery and babysitting services is updated.

Information for shuttle bus is updated.

6, September, 2014

Earlybird registration is closed.

1, September, 2014

We are very sorry for the inconvenience which registration system was down today. Deadline for earlybird registration is extended to September 5 Japan time.

21, August, 2014

Deadline for full paper submission is extended to September 15.

1, August, 2014

Online registration is opened.

28, July, 2014

Information about Full Paper Submission was updated.

24, July, 2014

Information about "Awards for young researchers" and Visa were updated.

15, June, 2014

We would like to thank all the authors who have submitted abstracts.

Abstract submission was closed.

29, May, 2014

Abstract submission deadline was extended to June 14th.

1, March, 2014

Abstract submission is opened.

Information for Online Resistrration, Program, Paper submission, Sightseeing, Sponcership is updated.

12, February, 2014

Abstract submission will be opened on 1, March, 2014.

Detailed information for abstract submission will be uploaded soon.

1, September, 2012 Website opened.
First announcement is uploaded.


Title 9th IWA International Symposium on Waste Management Problems in Agro-Industries
Dates 24-26 November 2014
Venue The Crown Palais New Hankyu Kochi, Kochi, Japan
Organizer AGRO'2014 Organising Committee
Co-organizers Japan Society on Water Environment,
Kochi University,
Japan Science and Technology Agency
Supporters Ministry of the Environment,
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries,
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism,
Kochi prefecture,
Kochi city,
Japan Sewage Works Association
Proposed Themes
  • Biological treatment of wastewaters and wastes
  • Chemical treatment of wastewaters and wastes
  • Nutrient removal and recovery
  • Resources recovery and reuse
  • Advanced treatment processes and innovative technological applications
  • Modelling and design interaction
  • Sludge stabilization, utilization and disposal
  • Treatment and use of waste from stockbreeding
  • Run-off and control of pollutants from agricultural areas
  • Innovative water and waste management system for agricultural area
  • The climate change mitigation and adaptation in agro-industries

Welcome Message

 Dr. Taku Fujiwara Chair of AGRO'2014 On behalf of the organising committee of the ninth IWA International Symposium on Waste Management Problems in Agro-Industries (AGRO’2014), I would like to welcome all participants from all over the world to this symposium. It will take place in Kochi, Japan, for three days on November 24th to 26th, 2014.

This series of symposia was initiated in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1989 to discuss and find solutions for environmental issues in such agro- industries as textiles, pulp and paper, leather, and various foodstuffs, including sugar, edible oils, and beverages. The wide interest among participating scientists and the high quality of their contributions helped establish a series of IAWQ symposia, with the second event being held again in Istanbul, in 1992. The third, fourth, and fifth symposia were held in Mexico City in 1995, Istanbul in 1998, and Shiga, Japan, in 2001. The sixth IWA specialty symposium was held in Seoul in 2003, and it primarily addressed the issue of “Strong Nitrogenous and Agro Wastewater.” The seventh and eighth symposia were held in the Netherlands in 2006 and in Çeşme, Turkey, in 2011. AGRO’2014 will thus be the ninth of this series of regular scientific events organized under the same umbrella.

The AGRO series of symposia will continue to be the most effective platform for discussing waste-management problems in the agro-industries. Among other areas, contributions in AGRO’2014 are expected on the treatment and use of waste from stockbreeding, runoff and control of pollutants from agricultural areas, and climate change mitigation and adaptation by the agro-industries. In addition, AGRO’2014 aims to provide a forum to discuss innovative technologies and systems for the management of water and waste in agricultural areas.

The venue for AGRO’2014 is located across from Kochi Castle, which is listed as one of Japan’s Important Cultural Properties. I hope that symposium participants will be able to exchange information in a relaxed atmosphere during their stay in Kochi, with its beautiful scenery, clean water environment, and traditional dishes made using fresh agricultural and marine products.

I'm looking forward to seeing you in Kochi.

Best regards,
Prof. Dr. Taku Fujiwara
Chair of AGRO' 2014