”The 14th International symposium on health-related water microbiology”開催案内


Announcement of
The 14th International symposium on health-related water microbiology
Tokyo, September 9-15, 2007


The 14th International symposium on health-related water microbiology will be held in Tokyo, co-organized by IWA (International Water Association) and JSWE (Japan Society on Water Environment). This is a part of the series of international symposia organized biennially by the IWA study group on health-related water microbiology. The symposium is intended to cover all aspects of infectious disease via water. We, therefore, invite experts from a variety of fields to the symposium:

  • environmental to clinical virology, bacteriology and parasitology
  • infectious diseases epidemiology to risk assessment methodology
  • water treatment engineering to environmental health practice


Specific Topics to be covered include:

・Water pollution and diseases

・Microbe behavior in water environment

・Detection, identification, and source tracking of microbial contaminants

・Catchment protection

・Water/wastewater treatment and disinfection

・Biofilm studies

・Water reuse and reclamation

・Microbial risk assessment and management

・Water and sanitation in developing countries



Yayoi Kodo conference hall, the University of Tokyo, Japan


Important dates:

April 30, 2007 Deadline of oral presentation abstracts
June 30, 2007 Notification of acceptance for oral presentation


July 31, 2007 Deadline for poster presentation abstracts

Early registration discount closed

August 31, 2007 Deadline for final papers for oral/poster presentations
September 9-15, 2007 Symposium


Registration Fee:

On or before Jul 31, 2007 On or after Aug 1, 2007
IWA Member JPY 30,000 JPY 40,000
Non IWA Member JPY 45,000 JPY 55,000
Accompanying person JPY 10,000 JPY 10,000
Student JPY 15,000 JPY 25,000

Travel Support:

This is our great pleasure to announce the availability of funds to support your travel to, and stay in Tokyo. One is sponsored by the International Water Association, Specialist Group for Health-Related Water microbiology, and the other is “Watermicro2007 Travel Support Award”.
This opportunity is exclusively for those who have already submitted or planning to submit abstract. Please read the terms and conditions of both schemes carefully before sending your application.

Application deadline is on April 30, 2007.


For detailed info:

Website URL: http://www.watermicro2007.jp/

Secretariat: c/o Dr. Hiroyuki Katayama

Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo

7-3-1,Hongo,Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan

Tel/Fax: +81-3-5841-6271