Japan's experience in on-site wastewater management
Date and Time:
28th July 2021(Wed), AM 7:00 - 8:00 (UTC) / PM 4:00 - 5:00 (JST)
Mr. Kazushi Hashimoto, Advisor, Japan Sanitation Consortium (JSC)
In many countries, particularly developing world, onsite wastewater systems remain an important measure for sanitation management. However, the poor situation of onsite systems is a common phenomenon in both developed and developing countries. The fundamental issue of onsite systems is that they are not considered to be a public matter. This webinar will explain how Japan has made the onsite systems a public matter at each step of the sanitation service chain.
To improve the onsite systems in other countries, it may not be necessary to use the same framework as in Japan; it must be one that reflects the unique situation of each country. Having said that, the framework in Japan would be a useful reference for any country that wants to improve its onsite system, since the issues and challenges that need to be dealt with are the same in Japan and in any other countries.