HORIBA Supports the World Water Forum as a Local Manufacturer of Measurement Devices Hosting a Workshop for Water Quality Measurement Experts from Around the World

13. März 2003

Concurrently with the 3rd World Water Forum, which will be held in Kyoto from the 16th of this month, HORIBA, Ltd. will jointly host a workshop on March 17th with the International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC), regarding water quality measurement of the world’s lakes and reservoirs. As a manufacturer of environmental measurement devices, we will provide a useful opportunity for experts to discuss the measurement means for water quality control, to eventually establish a global standard for water quality monitoring criteria. Water quality control plays an important role in protecting the ecological system. The workshop will be conducted at Kyoto Takaragaike Prince Hotel, which is next to Kyoto International Conference Hall where the Water Forum will be held.

HORIBA’s mobile water quality monitor, which was jointly developed with ILEC (headquartered in Shiga Prefecture and affiliated with UNEP), has been highly evaluated in joint projects with international organizations and various countries’ water quality tests, for its ease of use, variety of test items, and the reliability of the measurement data. We will introduce the device along with measurement case studies at this world conference regarding water. We are working to build a network based on data measured with the same device worldwide, and thus contribute to the control of the world’s water environment.

Workshop Information

Theme: “Water Quality Monitoring Standards for the World’s Lakes and Reservoirs”

Date: Monday, March 17th, 2003, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Location: Kyoto Takaragaike Prince Hotel (Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto)

Number of Participants: Approximately 20 (from 9 countries)

Coordinator: Mr. Yosuke Yamashiki (Kyoto University, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies)

Participating Organizations: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC)

(From Horiba, Ltd., Vice President Ishida and several employees from the water quality environment measurement section will be attending.)