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09.09.2016

Summer Collaboration Seminar* “Sewage Works Maniacs” Received the FY2016 Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award “Circulation Route Sewage Works Award”

 A summer collaboration seminar* called “Sewage Works Maniacs” received the FY2016 (Ninth) Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award “Circulation Route Sewage Works Award” in the public relations and education category. The initiative was hosted by Kanagawa Prefectural Daishi High School, and conducted in cooperation with and sponsored by Kawasaki City, Gesuido Koho (Sewage Works Public Relations) Platform, Kanro-joho-katsuyo-yugenkumiai (conduit information utilization limited liability partnership) and METAWATER Co., Ltd.

 The “Circulation Route Sewage Works Award” is given to excellent cases that contribute to society in various aspects, by responding to changes in social and economic situations, based on the 21st century concept of “Circulation Route Sewage Works,” which generate a sound water circulation, resources, and energy circulation. The Award aims to realize circulation route sewage works all over Japan with similar efforts to be made by many other bodies, while praising the achievement of the award recipient by broadly disseminating the winning cases.

 The summer collaboration seminar* “Sewage Works Maniacs” conducted this time for high school students is a seminar on sewage works, with career education in mind. It starts with a classroom lecture to inform students about the role of sewage works, and incorporates a study of the inside of a sewage pipe using a camera and a tour of a water treatment center (sewage treatment plant). It also lets the participants experience testing water quality, and try test operations at a rainwater reservoir and pump station. Lastly, there are group discussions and presentations on the theme of “How do we inform citizens about invisible water works?” This seminar received the award because it was highly evaluated for its contributions not only to disseminating the importance and attraction of sewage works but also to raising people’s awareness of the environment and widening the career choices for high school students.


        
 
* The “summer collaboration seminar” is conducted with the aim of providing broad and professional  
  education opportunities for students at high schools with an integrated course in Kanagawa Prefecture.
 
* For details of the summer collaboration seminar* “Sewage Works Maniacs,” please see the following:
   http://www.mlit.go.jp/common/001142866.pdf (Japanese)

* For details of the FY2016 (Ninth) Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award  
   “Circulation Route Sewage Works Award,” please see the following:
   http://www.mlit.go.jp/mizukokudo/sewerage/crd_sewerage_tk_000085.html (Japanese)

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