The 4th International Forum on Asian Water Environment Technology will be jointly organized by Membrane Technologies Laboratory, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong and The Research Centre for Water Environment Technology, The University of Tokyo. This conference will provide a platform for sharing the most recent technological innovations and scientific developments associated with water resources management, water treatment technology, and water/environmental issues, including emerging pollutants, resource recovery, and energy efficiency amid the Covid-19 Pandemic. 


Hiroaki Furumai


Research Center for Water Environment Technology, the University of Tokyo



Alicia K.J. AN

Associate Professor

School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong

Conference Theme

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised many questions regarding the security of water supplies, sanitation, and public health for the water supply and wastewater sector around the world. These questions pose both technological and policy challenges, including reassuring the public about their concerns regarding safety. Organizations who provide water and wastewater services must also respond to disruptions caused by the direct impacts of the pandemic on their workforce and supply chains, including chemical supplies and financial shortfalls. Increasing attention to inequalities, such as access to water supplies, sanitation, and hygiene has been generated due to the necessity of handwashing in preventing the spread of disease. We invite you to submit your abstract, related to the themes and sub-themes listed below, which aim to cover the full interdisciplinary span of research under the conference themes of water resources management amid the Covid-19 Pandemic, including water treatment technology, and water/environmental issues such as emerging pollutants, resource recovery, and energy efficiency.


Topics and Themes

  • Advanced Membrane technology for water and wastewater treatment and resource recovery 

  • Emerging organic contaminants (EOCs), antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB), and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in the water environment. 

  • Water Based Epidemiology, fate and impact of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus 2019, in wastewater  

  • Disinfection and water management strategies including risk assessment, resiliency, and liveability of our water environment 

  • Experiences and new developments Case studies, Pilot plants, R&D projects