Keynote speakers

Opening ceremony  (Monday 24th November)

Prof. Dr. Olcay Tünay

Prof. Dr. Olcay Tünay Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering Faculty, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering Faculty, Istanbul Technical University. He received ME in Chemical Engineering and pHD in Environmental Sciences from Istanbul Technical University. He conducted and joined national and international research projects mostly with European institutions. Major areas of research are; aquatic chemistry, chemical treatment of wastewaters, industrial polllution control and treatment and recovery of nutrients from human wastes.

Prof. Dr. Shinichiro Ohgaki

Prof. Dr. Shinichiro Ohgaki President of Japan Water Research Center (JWRC), Japan

Prof. Shinichiro Ohgaki is currently the President of Japan Water Research Center (JWRC). He used to be appointed to the President of National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan since April 2009 to March 2013. He was a professor at the Department of Urban Engineering, the University of Tokyo until March 2009, and he is Prof. Emeritus.. He was awarded PhD in the field of environmental engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1974. He has long experience of education and research in environmental engineering, water supply technology, urban environmental policy and sustainable development at Tohoku University, the University of Tokyo, and Asian Institute of Technology (AIT, Thailand).
He directed and managed the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, as a dean from April 2002 to March 2004. He served also as the vice-president to Science Council of Japan (SCJ).
He worked as a project leader in several great research projects. He directs currently as the research supervisor CREST Project related to sustainable water use under support of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
In International Water Association (IWA), he was a steering committee member of Health-Related Water Microbiology Specialist Group, and one of the Vice Presidents from 2006 to 2008.

CREST Session  (Monday 24th November)

Prof. Dr. Taku Fujiwara

Prof. Dr. Taku Fujiwara Professor in the Agriculture Unit at Kochi University, Japan

Prof. Taku Fujiwara completed his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at Kyoto University, Japan, in 1999. He is a Professor in the Agriculture Unit at Kochi University, Japan.
He is a research director of a national project launched in 2009 entitled “Development of an innovative water management system with decentralized water reclamation and cascading material-cycle for agricultural areas under the consideration of climate change” in CREST research area of Innovative Technology and System for Sustainable Water Use by Japan Science and Technology Agency.
As a Chair of AGRO’2014, he welcomes all participants from all over the world to this symposium.

SATREPS Session (Monday 24th November)

Prof. Dr. Amadou Hama Maiga

Prof. Dr. Amadou Hama Maiga Director General of the International Institute for Water and Environemental Engineering :2iE in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Prof Amadou Hama Maiga, was graduated as Civil Engineer in 1979 . He has PhD degree in Water and Environment Sciences and Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). Before he joins the 2iE (formally EIER-ETSHER in 1986), he has worked as Engineer and as a lecturer at different companies in Switzerland and Mali.
At 2iE he has occupied positions of lecturer, Head of the Department of Sanitary Engineering, Director for Research. and Deputy Director Général. He has developped and leaded the laboratory of Pollution Control and Water Treatment of 2iE. He funded f the 2iE Journal “Sud Sciences et Technologie”. He is member of many scientific committees and international Consortiums and Associations such as The Scientific Council of the Canadian Consortium for Research on Climate Adaptation: Ouranos; the Board of the African Water Association: AfWA; the Board of Section I “Water and soil” of the International Commission of Agricultural Engineering: CIGR; the Scientific Council of the French Inter-Agency for Research and Development (AIRD). Prof Amadou Hama Maiga is Governor for World Water Council since 2012.
Professor Amadou Hama Maiga was awarded of the 2009 Grand Prix of the Foundation of Suez Environment - for his research and innovative works on water supply to underprivilieged populations.

Advanced treatment processes and innovative technological applications  (Tuesday 25th November)

Prof. Dr. Gianluca Li Puma

Prof. Dr. Gianluca Li Puma Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Gianluca Li Puma is Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Loughborough University and leads “Environmental Nanocatalysis and Photoreaction Engineering” research in the fields of photocatalysis, environmental nanocatalysis, advanced oxidation processes, environmental applications, solar energy conversion and solar engineering. He is an international expert on solar photocatalytic detoxification for the removal of water contaminants. He is Editor of Journal of Hazardous Materials. He is also co-chairman of the 20th International Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies (San Diego, 2014) and ACS symposium on New Advances in the Chemistry and Application of Advanced Oxidation Processes for Removal of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (San Francisco, 2014).

Treatment and use of waste from stockbreeding
(Tuesday 25th November)

Prof. Dr. Seong-Wook Oa

Prof. Dr. Seong-Wook Oa Professor of Railroad, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Woosong University, Daejeon, S. Korea

Prof. Seong-Wook Oa received M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Korea University, Seoul, S. Korea. He is a full professor in the Department of Railroad, Civil & Environmental Engineering at Woosong University, and head of Soil Environmental Research Center since 1996. His research group has been studied in field of resource recovery and nitrogen control from animal wastes supported by Korea Ministry of Environment over the past 10 years. And also he has been trying to control the water resources via management of non-point sources in an agricultural area.

Sludge stabilization, utilization and disposal
(Wednesday 26th November)

Dr. Yoshito Yuyama

Yoshito Yuyama Chief Researcher at the Renewable Resources Engineering Research Division, National Institute for Rural Engineering, NARO, Japan

He was born on January 16, 1960 in Ehime, Japan. He obtained Ph. D degree from Kyoto University in 1988.
He started his career as irrigation, drainage and environment engineering researcher at National Research Institute of Agricultural Engineering from 1984. He contributed as water management expert of JICA in Thailand for three years. He is now Chief Researcher of Renewable Resources Engineering Research Division, National Institute for Rural Engineering, NARO since April 2011.
His specialties are planning and evaluation of biomass use system, water management, water quality conservation, regional drainage analysis, wastewater treatment technology, and rural planning.

Nutrient removal and recovery
(Wednesday 26th November)

Prof. Dr. Banu Örmeci

Prof. Dr. Banu Örmeci Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University, Canada

Prof. Banu Örmeci completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University (North Carolina, USA). She is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Wastewater Treatment Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), and is the recipient of several prestigious research, teaching, and mentoring awards. Her research focuses on wastewater and biosolids treatment. She is the Chairperson of the International Water Association (IWA)’s Specialist Group on Sludge Management.