The program has been announced for the Japan Desalination Association (JDA) 2011 Forum in Tokyo on 16 February 2011.

Titled Urgent Topics and Prospects for Membrane Technology for Water Treatment – Contributions to the Solution of Global Water Issues, the event will be co-organized by the Association of Membrane Separation Technology of Japan. The venue will be Conference Tower, Tokyo Big Sight, and English/Japanese translation will be available.

The keynote address will be on Membrane Research for Water Treatment Facing the Age of “World Mega-Competition” by Dr Masaru Kurihara, President of JDA. Other speakers will include Nikolay Voutchkov, Water Globe Consulting; José Talavera, Sacyr Vallehermoso SA; Dr Richard Stover, Oasys Water Inc; Prof. Seungkwan Hong, Korea University; and Prof Benny Freeman, University of Texas at Austin.

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