Regional Workshop on Strategies and Practices for Water Pollution Enforcement

Date: 
8 Nov 2016 - 10 Nov 2016
Location: 
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei, R.O.C (Taiwan)

1. Workshop Summary

The Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN), in collaboration with the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPAT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) organised a Regional Workshop on Strategies and Practices for Water Pollution Enforcement jointly sponsored by the Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN), the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPAT) at Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan, from 8–10 November 2016. Around 70 enforcement officials and partners from 15 countries participated in the workshop to share best practices and exchange lessons learned on enforcement and compliance, including legal frameworks and monitoring techniques with the focus on wastewater treatment.

This is the sixth in a global series of workshops designed to share the best practices and advancements in Next Generation Compliance, an integrated strategy that incorporates technological and social innovations with regulatory structures to increase transparency and improve compliance with environmental law. Every nation has limited resources that must be used effectively to foster greater compliance with the law and improved protection for people and the environment. More efficient techniques such as prioritizing high risk threats through regulations, incentive programs to motivate compliance, and advanced technology for more accurate and less expensive monitoring can help all countries leap forward in the effectiveness of their compliance and enforcement efforts.

This conference focused on application of Next Generation Compliance principles toward the prevention of water pollution through regulatory and permit design, compliance monitoring, technological advances that may be applied to water pollution control, and water enforcement strategies being implemented in Asian countries.

The following topics were addressed through presentations, panels and discussions:

  • Control Strategy of Water Pollution
  • Water Pollution Inspection Practices
  • Technology used in Water Pollution Inspection and Practice
  • Water Pollution Control and Enforcement Status and Challenges in Asian Countries
2.Presentations

Panel 1: Control Strategy of Water Pollution

 

Panel 2: Water Pollution Inspection Practices

 

Panel 3: Technology Used in Water Pollution Inspections

 

Panel 4: Water Pollution Control and Enforcement: Status and Challenges and Success Stories in Asian Countries (Part 1)

 

Panel 4: Water Pollution Control and Enforcement: Status and Challenges and Success Stories in Asian Countries (Part 2)

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