MOEJ (Japan) Organises a Technical Seminar on Johkasou Technology

Ministry of Environment Japan (MOEJ) in Association with OECC-Japan & HECS-DAIKI-Chennai conducted a Technical Seminar on “Wastewater Treatment and Hygiene Management towards Achievement of SDGs (Sustainable Developmental Goals)” at The Westin, Chennai. The seminar aimed to introduce Japanese approach to attain United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of 2012 (SDGs) in India by sharing their experiences and
technologies.

The seminar was well attended by over 150 experts drawn from various Government Organisations, Statutory bodies, Industries and Academia from across the country. Thiru. K Pandiarajan (Hon’ble Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture) the Chief Guest for the event addressed the gathering and highlighted the steps taken by the Tamil Nadu Govt towards achievement of United Nations SDGs through various water and waste water management projects. He also expressed the need for new advanced technologies in this field like Johkasou Technology from Japan and stated that Tamil Nadu has always been a pioneer in harnessing innovations and new advanced technologies. Thiru.Harmander Singh, I.A.S (Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department) and Dr. C.N Mahesvaran, I.A.S (Managing Director, TWAD Board) also participated in the event and addressed the gathering.

While Speaking at the event, Mr.Tahayuki Matsuda (Director-Johkasou Waste Management Division) explained the history behind the Johkasou Technology and how this decentralised mode of treatment has transformed Japan’s water bodies into one of the cleanest over the years. Dr.Yoshitaka Ebie (Senior Researcher NIES) provided a research case study on Domestic Waste Water Treatment in Asia, he also stressed on how Johkasou STP Technology can help solve the major deficiencies in Waste Water Treatment in these regions.

Dr.J.R.Moses (Director HECS-Daiki) who addressed the gathering, spoke about the urgent need to increase the sewage treatment capacity of the country citing various data which showed only thirty percent of sewage generated is actually treated. He stressed on the merits of the Johkasou STP Technology which meets Regulatory requirements and also ensures low maintenance costs as the plant requires no operator to run the same on a day to day basis. He added that since his company launched Johkasou STPs in early 2018 about 50 nos of HECS-DAIKI Johkasou STPs have been successfully installed across the Country. He also highlighted a client feedback from one of HECS Daiki Johkasou STPs first Client Mr. G Kalyan Kumar (Director M/s. Kattima Exports Pvt Ltd) who testified about the treatment capability of this plant and the low maintenance costs involved. He also added that the surge in demand for HECS-Daiki Johkasou STPs has warranted establishment of manufacturing facilities in Gujarat by first quarter of 2019 and soon in Tamil Nadu.