I am currently in Tokyo on day 2 of a 3 day workshop on sustainable water quality hosted by my funding agency, NSERC, and Japan’s JST. The workshop has involve approximately 20-25 people and we have used this opportunity to identify major issues facing both countries in Water quality.
As an aquatic ecosystems health person, I spoke of our work about pharmaceuticals and personal care products. The discussions have been fruitful and we now have a list of priority funding areas for the April call.
The jet lag has been severe, and the schedule very full, but they feel like it is important for the two counties.