Dr. Vu Duc Canh, The University of Tokyo, Japan (Chair)
Dr. Shotaro Torii, The University of Tokyo, Japan (Co-Chair)
Recently, pathogenic microorganisms such as enteric viruses, SARS-CoV-2 virus, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been frequently detected in wastewater and aquatic environments, causing many concerns about risks to public health. Therefore, monitoring and controlling these pathogenic microorganisms in urban water systems plays an important role in protecting public health. Furthermore, monitoring the presence of pathogenic microorganisms in wastewater is also an effective solution to early assess and predict the spread of infectious diseases in the community. This helps ensure community safety and minimize the impact of infectious diseases on health and the economy.
Therefore, the special session on “Health-Related Water Microorganisms in an Urban Water Cycle” will focus on discussing a number of important topics, including:
1. Achievements and challenges in monitoring the SARS-CoV-2 virus to monitor the COVID-19 epidemic in Asian countries (Japan, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam).
2. Assess the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the aquatic environment.
3. The important role of disinfection in controlling pathogenic microorganisms in urban water systems.
We would like to introduce 4 guest speakers who are experts in the field of Health-Related Water Microorganisms
Prof. Eiji Haramoto, Yamanashi University, Japan
Associate Prof., PhD Mohan Amarasiri, Kitasato University, Japan
Lecturer Jatuwat Sangsanont, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Assist. Prof. Shotaro Torii, The University of Tokyo, Japan
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