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IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2022 at Copenhagen

The following studies will be presented at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2022 (Sep. 11-15, 2022, Copenhagen). FINISHED Disinfection of extracellular antibiotic resistance genes using peracetic acid (PAA) and performic acid (PFA) H Kobayashi, M Amarasiri, R Ampo, T Furukawa, D Sano, K Sei Long-term wastewater norovirus surveillance and its Correlation with clinical reports Yifan Zhu, Daisuke Sano…

Water and Environment Technology Conference Online 2022

The following studies will be presented at the Water and Environment Technology Conference Online 2022 (WET2022-online, July 9-10, 2022). FINISHED The ELISA-based detection of SARS-CoV-2-specific human immunogloblin tyep A from wastewater Luhur Akbar Devianto, Yifan Zhu, Daisuke Sano Disinfection of extracellular antimicrobial resistant genes (ARGs) using free chlorine (Cl), peracetic acid (PAA), and performic acid (PFA) Hiroki Kobayashi, Mohan Amarasiri,…

Advancements in Microbiological Safety for Potable Water Reuse

The following study will be presented at IWA webinar “Advancements in Microbiological Safety for Potable Water Reuse” on July 27, 2022. Soft-sensor development for monitoring virus removal performance of wastewater reclamation processes Yifan Zhu, Rong Chen, Chao Rong, Yu-You Li, Daisuke Sano You can register from the follwing link for free: Advancements in Microbiological Safety for Potable Water Reuse

The 7th Food and Environmental Virology Conference

The following studies will be presented at the 7th Food and Environmental Virology Conference (May 16-19, 2022, Santiago de Compostela, Spain). FINISHED Buliding a wastewater surveillance-based weekly COVID-19 case prediction model in Sendai, Japan Yifan Zhu, Daisuke Sano Transmission dynamics modeling in indoor environments using network analysis P. R. C. Sewwandi Bandara, Syun-suke Kadoya, Daisuke Sano

Singapore International Water Week 2022 Water Convention 

The following studies will be presented at Singapore International Water Week 2022 Water Convention (Apr. 17-21, 2022, Sands Expo & Convention Centre Marina Bay Sands, Singapore with online). FINISHED Regularized Regression Modeling of Rotavirus Disinfection in Wastewater for Predictive Environmental Microbiology in Sanitation Safety Planning Atsushi Ishii, Syun-suke Kadoya, Daisuke Sano Prediction of algal bloom in reservoir dams using sparse modeling…
Academic paper

COVID-19 case prediction via wastewater surveillance in a low-prevalence urban community: a modeling approach

Our work with regards to COVID-19 case prediction using wastewater surveillance results has been published in Journal of Water and Health: COVID-19 case prediction via wastewater surveillance in a low-prevalence urban community: a modeling approach Yifan Zhu; Wakana Oishi; Chikako Maruo; Sewwandi Bandara; Mu Lin; Mayuko Saito; Masaaki Kitajima; Daisuke Sano J Water Health (2022) 20 (2): 459–470.

SETAC North America 42nd Annual Meeting

The following study will be presented at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America 42nd Annual Meeting (Nov. 14-18, 2021, online): Influence of water temperature on copper toxicity to Raphidocelis subcapitata Gissela Pascual, Daisuke Sano, Takashi Sakamaki, Osamu Nishimura

2021 International Conference on the “Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering” (CESE-2021)

Prof. Sano will provide a keynote speech at the 2021 International Conference on the “Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering” (CESE-2021, Nov. 5-6, 2021, online). Also, two students will present their works.→Finished Keynote Speech: What can we do with the results from wastewater monitoring for SARS-CoV-2? Daisuke Sano Research Presentations: Virus adsorption onto magnetic carbon nanotubes and its composite for…

The 62nd Annual Meeting for the Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine

The following study will be presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting for the Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine (Nov. 3-5, online): Estimation of storage time of human excreta for the Helminth inactivation using regression trees Wakana Oishi and Daisuke Sano Please find the details of this conference from the following link: https://www.pac-mice.jp/jstm2021/index.html
Award

IELP-PMSE Award to Sewwandi Bandara

Sewwandi Bandara completed the master program at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, and received the Professional Master for Sustainable Environment Award at the International Environmental Leadership Program (IELP-PMSE Award). Congratulations!!!

Water Environment and Technology Conference Online 2021

The following studies will be presented at the Water Environment and Technology Conference Online 2021 (WET2021).→FINISHED 3B-1-d: Estimating the scaling factor connecting gastroenteritis prevalence and wastewater surveillance: Towards the quantitative implementation of wastewater-based epidemiology Yifan Zhu, Daisuke Sano 3A-2-b: Inferring the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions against COVID-19 in an evacuation center Sewwandi Bandara, Syun-suke Kadoya, Daisuke Sano 4B-2-c: Interactive effect…

Singapore International Water Week 2021 Online

The following study will be presented at Singapore International Water Week 2021 (SIWW2021) Online (June 21 – July 2, 2021).→FINISHED Maximum likelihood estimation of inactivation kinetic parameters for Escherichia coli In concentrated urine Wakana Oishi, Ikuo Kato, Osamu Nishimura, Daisuke Sano You can find details of SIWW2021 from the following link: https://www.siww.com.sg/home

IWA Digital World Water Congress

The following study will be presented at the IWA Digital World Water Congress (May 24 – June 4, 2021). >FINISHED Inactivation kinetic modelling of Escherichia coli in the concentrated synthetic urine Wakana Oishi, Ikuo Kato, Osamu Nishimura, Daisuke Sano Day 4 (May 28th), Session 25, Water Reclamation
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2021 Best Paper Award

The following paper received a best paper award for Year 2021 from Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology (Taylor & Francis Group). Amarasiri, M., D. Sano, S. Suzuki. 2020. Understanding human health risks caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARG) in water environments: Current knowledge and question to be answered. 50:2016−2059. Best Paper Award 2020…
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SDGS-ID Research Award Project for Young Researchers, the System Design of Inclusive Society with Infectious Diseases

The research proposal of Wakana Oishi has been accepted by SDGS-ID Research Award Project for Young Researchers, the System Design of Inclusive Society with Infectious Diseases. Wakana Oishi receives the excellent young researchers award with this proposal. Congratulations!!! In addition to it, the research proposal of Yifan Zhu and Sewwandi Bandara have been also accepted by the SDGS-ID Research Award…
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Kadoya has posted an e-letter at Science website.

Kadoya has posted an e-letter “A happy marriage between epidemiological modeling and wastewater-based epidemiology is anticipated” at Science website. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6526/eabe2424/tab-e-letters

RCCE & SDGs 2020

Assoc. Prof. Sano will give an invited talk at the Regional Conference in Civil Engineering & Sustainable Development Goal in Higher Education Institution | UTM Campus Sustainability (Jan. 23-24, 2021, online). -> FINISHED Antimicrobial Resistance in Marine Environment (SDG 14) Daisuke Sano You can find details from the following link: https://www.utm.my/sustainable/rccesdgs2020/

An article of Assoc. Prof. Sano has been posted at Special Issue Author Blog Post for Journal of Water and Health

What do we know about antimicrobial resistance in aquatic environments? On the release of an important new Special Issue, Editors of Journal of Water & Health tell us more about this crucial topic in water and sanitation. Maronel Steyn, Tasha M. Santiago-Rodriguez, Daisuke Sano & Gary Toranzos https://www.iwapublishing.com/news/special-issue-water-health-author-blog-post
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The latest newsletter of IWA-HRWM Specialist Group (Dec. 2020) has been published

The latest newsletter (Dec. 2020) of Health-Related Water Microbiology Specialist Group at International Water Association  has been published The following articles of Assoc. Prof. Sano are included: p3: Daisuke Sano. COVID-19 Taskforce of Japan Society on Water Environment P4: Mohan Amarasiri, Takashi Furukawa, Daisuke Sano, Kazunari Sei. Update on quantifying the antibiotic concentrations which can lead to evolution of antibiotic…