Master’s Program in Environmental
Sciences and Doctoral Program in
Sustainable Environmental Studies
University of Tsukuba
International Conference
The Global Education Program - Sustainability Science, Technology
and Policy, Asia (SUSTEP Asia)
June 18 (Mon) - 20 (Wed), 2012,
University of Tsukuba, Japan
JUNE 18
MORNING SESSION: INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR
Venue: G504(Institute of Biological and Agricultural Sciences Building G)
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:25 AM
Chair: ProfessorMisa Masuda
9:00 – 9:20
Registration (at G503)
9:20 – 9:30
Professor Kuniaki Miyamoto, University of Tsukuba
Welcome address
9:30– 10:15
Professor Su Shew-Jiuan, National Taiwan Normal University
The Role of Geography in Environmental Knowledge Production
10:15 – 11:00
ProfessorTayJooHwa, Fudan University
Aerobic Granulation –An Innovative Biotechnology for Wastewater Treatment
11:10- 11:25
Joining our English Class by Prof. Zhang
AFTERNOON SESSION: FIRST BUSINESS MEETING ON “ENGLISH CORE CURRICULUM”
Venue: G504 (Institute of Biological and Agricultural Sciences Building G)
Time: 13:30 PM – 17:30 PM
Chair: Professor Yoshiro Higano
13:30 – 14:00
ProfessorLuuDucHai, VNU Hanoi
14:00 – 14:30
Professor FengChuanping,China Univ. of Geosciences
14:30 – 15:00
Dr.IstiartoHardjoSuprapto, GadjahMada University
15:00 - 15:20
15:20 – 15:50
Coffee Break
ProfessorCecepKusmana,Bogor Agricultural University
15:50 – 16:20
Professor Maki Tsujimura,University of Tsukuba
16:20 – 16:30
16:30 – 17:30
Coffee Break
Discussion And Preliminary Agreement
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JUNE 19
MORNING SESSION: INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR
Venue: G504 (Institute of Biological and Agricultural Sciences Building G)
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:40 AM
Chair: Professor Yoshiro Higano
9:00 – 9:50
Professor Le Thanh Son,VNU Hanoi
Nano-materials as catalysts for biodiesel synthesis
9:50 - 10:40
Dr. Zhang Baogang, China Univ. of Geosciences
Development of environmental protection in China and promising
techniques introduction
10:40 – 10:50
Coffee Break
10:50 – 11:40
Professor BambangAgusKironoto, GadjahMada University
Flow Characteristics of Clear Water and of Suspended-Sediment NonUniform Open Channel Flow
AFTERNOON SESSION: INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR
Venue: G504 (Institute of Biological and Agricultural Sciences Building G)
Time: 14:00 PM – 16:00 PM
Chair: Dr. Helmut Yabar
14:00 – 15:00
Professor Lilik Budi Prasetyo, Bogor Agricultural University
Trend Landscape Ecological Research in Indonesia:Application of GIS &
Remote Sensing for Conservation
15:00 - 16:00
ProfessorDjokoLegono, GadjahMada University
Community-based Mt. Merapi Disaster Management
AFTERNOON SESSION: INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
Venue: G504 (Institute of Biological and Agricultural Sciences Building G)
Time: 16:30 PM – 17:30 PM
Chair: Dr. Kenichi Matsui
16:30 – 16:50
Mr. Gonchig Gantulga
The Establishment of Sustainable Livestock Farming Service in Galshir,
Mongolia: Challenges and Possibilities of Integrated Governance
16:50 – 17:10
Miss Ngo ThiLan Phuong
A New Approach to Municipal Solid Waste Governance based on a Sound
Material –Cycle Society Initiative in Hanoi, Vietnam
17:10 – 17:30
Mr. Hoang Thanh Tung
Policy for Risk Management in the Rice Value Chain to adapt with Climate
Change in Vietnam
Dinner 18:00-20:00 (Participation of English Program Faculty, and EDL/JDS/G30
students)
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JUNE 20
MORNING SESSION: SECOND BUSINESS MEETING ON “ENGLISH CORE
CURRICULUM”Venue: Lab. for Environmental Disaster Prevention Research (Lecture
Room 203)
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Chair: Professor Misa Masuda
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Participation of all delegates: Discussion and final agreement
EXCURSION: Visit Ibaraki Kasumigaura Environmental Science Center
11:50
12:30 – 13:30
14:00 –
Departure from University Headquarter entrance
Lunch at Japanese Restaurant (Eel based dishes)
Ibaraki Kasumigaura Environmental Science Center
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ABSTRACTS
The Role of Geography in Environmental Knowledge Production
Professor Su Shew-Jiuan, National Taiwan Normal University
In an era of rapidly changing world, the neutrality of knowledge production becomes
challengeable. In particular, environmental knowledge is often produced with particular national
concerns and goals that fit certain international fashions and standards. Therefore, the
credibility and application of environmental knowledge for the solutions of local problems should
be under close scrutiny.
In this paper, I will make theses on geography as a discipline of and for environment, and
geography as a discipline of human spatial studies. I will mainly illustrate the significance of
scales and scalar politics that deserve our attention in solving local environmental and
geographical problems, in light of global implication. Social turn and spatial turn are two
concepts that I will use to confirm my arguments for the production of geographical knowledge,
rather than universally scientific environmental knowledge.
Two types of cases will be used to illustrate the significance of scale and to problematize
scientific solutions for environmental problems. Coastal settlement issues (in global change era)
and population displacement (and diaspora) issues are two types of questions that involve very
different scales, but they both point to the significance of proper scales. In the end, I will explain
why geographic knowledge matters!
KEYWORDS: knowledge production, social turn, spatial turn, scales, coastal settlements, population
displacement
Aerobic Granulation –An Innovative Biotechnology for Wastewater Treatment
ProfessorTayJooHwa, Fudan University
Aerobic granulation sludge process is a promising biotechnology for wastewater treatment.
Granulation is a process where microorganisms are self-immobilized into compact aggregates
without the need for carrier media. Granules are dense and strong microbial structure, with
excellent settling ability, high biomass retention, with mixed and diverse microbial community.
Granules have good solid-liquid separation, Increase the volumetric conversion capacity,
alleviate the impact of fluctuated loading rate, reduce land area requirement for sludge settling
and able to simultaneous remove carbon and nutrients.
The formation, structure and metabolism of immobilized microbial community are associated
very closely with hydrodynamic shear force in reactors. This talk attempts to review the
essential factors for the formation and performance granular sludge. More compact, stable and
denser aerobic granules form at relatively higher hydrodynamic shear force. It is clearly shown
that shear force has significant influences on the structure, mass transfer, production of
exopolysaccharides, metabolic/genetic behaviors of aerobic granules. In an engineering sense,
hydrodynamic shear force can be manipulated as a control parameter to enhance microbial
granulation process. It can be concluded that the knowledge regarding the effects of
hydrodynamic shear force on granules is far from complete and much research is still needed to
fully understand the relevant mechanisms.
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Nano-materials as catalysts for biodiesel synthesis
ProfessorLe Thanh Son, VNU Hanoi
Nowadays bio-fuels have prospect of becoming main energy resources in the future instead of
fossil fuels. Biodiesel is a fuel made from natural vegetable oils, animal fats, and advanced nonfood alternative crops with alcohol. Using biodiesel instead of regular diesel can therefore have
a huge impact on the amount of CO2 released overall. However, materials and technologies of
producing bio-fuels still need developing much to take place fossil fuels completely. Nano
porous materials are classified into several kinds by their size. According to IUPAC notation,
micro-porous materials have pore diameters of less than 2 nm and macro-porous materials
have pore diameters of greater than 50 nm; the meso-porous category thus lies in the middle.
Meso-porous materials with regular geometries have been recently paid much attention owing
to their great potentials in practical applications such as catalysis, adsorption, separation,
sensing, medical usage, ecology and nanotechnology. In Vietnam, the government has
approved “Project of developing bio-fuels up to 2015, vision up to 2025”. Our research has been
using NaOH, KOH solution, CaO/NaOH and sulfated SO42--ZrO2/meso-porous SBA-15 materials
as catalysts for the trans-esterification reation. The reaction conversions were 60 to 89% for
homogeneous and 25-70% for heterogeneous catalysts. The obtained biodiesel productions
meet the diesel standard required specification as flashpoint D92, carbon residue D524, cetane
number D613.
Development of environmental protection in China and promising techniques
introduction
Dr. Zhang Baogang, China Univ. of Geosciences
The importance of environmental protection has been recognized in China with development.
Series of policies have been settled and progress has been made recently to solve the
problems caused by two main factors: chemical oxygen demand (COD) and nitrogen. In the
department of environmental engineering in China University of Geosciences Beijing, related
techniques have been explored and the principles have been carefully studied. In the lecture,
the speaker will introduce the development of environmental protection in China and the
research progress of environmental techniques in China University of Geosciences Beijing.
Flow Characteristics of Clear Water and of Suspended-Sediment Non-Uniform
Open Channel Flow
ProfessorBambangAgusKironoto, GadjahMada University
The existence of non-uniformity of flow and of suspended sediment in open channel flows can
influence the flow characteristics, such as velocity profile, suspended sediment concentration
profile, etc. These flow characteristics can be significantly difference compared with those in
uniform open channel flows. Non-uniform flows can be considered as accelerated and
decelerated flows. How the existence of non-uniformity and of suspended sediment influence
the flow characteristics, are examined in this study based on the laboratory experimental data
obtained previously by Kironoto and Graf (1995) for clear water flows, and by Kironoto et al.
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(2007) for suspended sediment flows, both for uniform and non-uniform open channel flows
data. The analysis of the data is based on the known theories of uniform and non-uniform clear
water open channel flows found in the literatures. The results of the analyzed data show that the
existence of non-uniformity of flow, as well as the existence of suspended sediment, influence
significantly to the velocity and suspended sediment concentration profiles. Compared with
those of clear water flows, the Br-values for non-uniform open channel flows with suspended
sediment, appear relatively to be smaller, although their values are still comparable. The trend
of Π = f(βn) for the data of clear water flow and flow with suspended sediment also show
relatively different trends; both of them increase with the increasing value of the parameter of
non-uniformity of flow  called as the pressure gradient parameter , βn. For accelerated flow
with suspended sediment, the Π-values are rather smaller than those of clear water flows; on
the contrary, the Π-values are rather greater in decelerated flows. In the range of data
investigated in this study, the equations of suspended sediment concentration distribution of
uniform flow, as was proposed by Rouse, can still predict satisfactorily the suspended sediment
concentration profiles of non uniform flow data.
Keywords: experimental data, clear water and suspended-sediment non-uniform flows, velocity
profiles, suspended sediment profiles.
Trend Landscape Ecological Research in Indonesia: Application GIS & Remote
Sensing for Conservation
Professor Lilik Budi Prasetyo, Bogor Agricultural University
Species distribution is important information for conservation program. Unfortunately, this kind
of information is difficult to be provided due to access difficulties & very large area of
conservation area compare to the resources. Geographical Information System, Remote
Sensing and Radio telemetry application provide capability to overcome the problem. The
technology can be applied to produce suitable habitat map, and species home range. Some
example application for some key species would explain.
Community-based Mt. Merapi Disaster Management
ProfessorDjokoLegono, GadjahMada University
The Directorate General of Water Resources (hereinafter referred as the DGWR), Ministry of
Public Works of Indonesia has been recently conducting the disaster management project for Mt.
Merapi (Urgent Disaster Reduction Project for Mt. Merapi, Progo River Basin) starting from 2006
until 2009. As a part of project, the study on institutional and community development targeting
improvement of community knowledge and participation regarding the disaster management
was applied. Since such community development requires continuous efforts for a long term,
the result of the study has not changed the present conditions drastically; however, it shows a
large potential of community participation in the disaster management because selected villages
show self motivation to deal with the natural hazards. However, the response that had been
performed by the community during the 2010 Mt. Merapi eruption has shown the necessity of
the community participation in coping with Mt. Merapi disaster.
Keywords: Vulnerability, disaster management, community participation
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