On February 24, 2011, 6th WEPA (Water Environmental Partnership in Asia) Annual Meeting was held at Shiba-Park Hotel in Tokyo. Mr. Tadashige Kawasaki, NARBO Secretariat (JWA), made a presentation of introduction of NARBO and collaboration of NARBO and WEPA. WEPA is a partnership aiming to promote governance in water environment management through database on water environment, which consists of water environment-related government organizations in 11 countries in East Asia. NARBO and WEPA have closely cooperated as Mr. Mitsumasa Okada from WEPA (Current professor, The Open University of Japan) gave a keynote speech at water quality workshop held during NARBO General Meeting in November, 2011.
Following the presentation by NARBO Secretariat, the common awareness of promoting collaboration with NARBO was shared. Collaboration with NARBO water quality workshop was specified in 2011 Plan of Activity as well.
NARBO Secretariat plans to have a discussion with WEPA Secretariat on specific collaboration for water quality workshop which will be held in 2011.
Presentation by Mr.Kawasaki