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International Symposium on

Food and Water Sustainability in China 2007

Regency Hotel Macau, China January 18 and 19, 2007

Organized by:

Transdisciplinary Initiative for Global Sustainability (TIGS), the University of Tokyo and Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) Co-organized by: Institute for Global Environmental Strategy (IGES), Alliance for Global Sustainability (AGS) Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), and Beijing Office of the University of Tokyo Sponsored by MEXT, Japan through Special Coordination Fund for Science and Technology d05

Introduction The recent economic development of Asian countries has had a profound impact on the world economy, particularly in the food, material and industrial markets. China, as the largest country in Asia, is considered the most important in terms of global sustainability. Food and water issues are important not only for China but also for many other countries in the world. A rapid increase in food consumption in China may lead to drastic changes in the food market. Urbanization of Chinese cities is forcing policy makers to examine the availability of water resources. The purpose of this symposium is to develop an academic network in China to examine food and water sustainability and to link such a network with Japanese and European research groups. We invite researchers working on the development of food and water sustainability to attend the symposium. We hope the symposium contributes to the development of sustainable nourishment and human well-being in Asia. Expected keynote speakers Alexander Zehnder Shinichiro Ohgaki Li Xiubin Wang Zhishi Hiroaki Furumai Greg Morrison

Shen Xueshun Shi Minjun

Sun Hongwen Yang Hong Yang Yi

Chair, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Board, Switzerland Professor, Department of Urban Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Japan; Vice President of International Water Association Deputy Head, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China Director, Center of Scientific and Technological Research, University of Macau, China Professor, Research Center for Water Environment Technology (RECWET), the University of Tokyo, Japan Professor, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, China Vice Dean, College of Resource and Environmental Sciences, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Deputy Dean, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Nankai University, China Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Switzerland Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Session themes (tentative) 1.


Sustainable food production and security ¾ Food security and its management ¾ Soil pollution and remediation in agricultural field ¾ Land-use management ¾ Climate change and food production, etc. Sustainability in water environment ¾ Water resource management and strategies ¾ Wastewater treatment, reuse/recycle ¾ Water quality control, etc.


Aquatic products and environment ¾ Strategies for sustainable aquatic production ¾ Fishery and water pollution ¾ Safety of aquatic products, etc.


Economic and social aspects for food and water sustainability ¾ Trade, market and other economic aspects on food and water ¾ Balance in supply and demand of food and water ¾ Effects of economic growth on food production ¾ Policy-making issues on food and water, etc.

Registration Registration fee will be waived for preliminary registered attendees. Please register on the symposium website at . Important dates November 30, 2006: Full paper submission December 10, 2006: Notification of acceptance January 10, 2007: Registration close January 17, 2007: Welcome reception January 18 & 19, 2007: Symposium Organizing Committee Akimasa Sumi, Director, TIGS, the University of Tokyo (Symposium chair) Yang Hong, Eawag, Switzerland (Academic program advisor) Xueshun Shen, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, China (Local coordinator) Ken Fukushi, TIGS, The University of Tokyo, Japan (Secretariat) Ryo Honda, TIGS, The University of Tokyo, Japan (Assistant secretariat) Contacts: Ken Fukushi/Ryo Honda (

International Symposium on FOOD AND WATER Sustainability