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Environment and Sustainable Development

Proceedings of the 2023 8th Asia Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development

  • Conference proceedings
  • Aug 2024


  • Presents the latest research findings in environmental and sustainable development
  • Provides practical solutions to the newest environmental and sustainability problems in Asia
  • Focuses on techniques and methodologies for water treatment and reclamation and for solid waste management

Part of the book series: Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE)

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About this book

This book is a collection of selected, peer-reviewed papers presented at the 2023 8th Asia Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development (ACESD), held in Sapporo, Japan, November 3–5, 2023. The ACESD is held annually to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, and professionals from industries, academia, and governments to discuss research, development, and professional practice in environmental and sustainable development. The book covers diverse topics, including environmental dynamics, global environmental change and ecosystems management, environmental restoration and ecological engineering, water treatment and reclamation, solid waste management, environmental sustainability, and air pollution and control. The book highlights numerous innovative ideas that will spur novel research directions and is a valuable resource for researchers and professionals working in these fields.


  • Climate Change
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Wastewater and Sludge Treatment
  • Environmental Restoration
  • Waste Minimization

Editors and Affiliations

  • Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan

    Keiji Ujikawa

  • Japan International Cooperation Agency, Kashiwa, Japan

    Mikio Ishiwatari

  • University of Paris, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, France

    Eric van Hullebusch

About the editors

Keiji Ujikawa is a full professor in the Graduate School of International Social Sciences, Yokohama National University, Japan. He specializes in environmental economics, environmental policy studies, environmental valuation, and economic statistics. Professor Ujikawa's research interests include the indicators, decision making, and impact assessment of sustainable development. He is also interested in economic, social, and environmental effects of renewable energy (energy conservation) expansion. In 1996, he obtained his bachelor's degree in economics from the Faculty of Economics, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. In 1998 and 2002, respectively, he received his master's and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University. He has published several books and a large number of academic articles, and he has served as the representative of research projects. In addition, he has supervised many master’s and Ph.D. students from abroad.


Mikio Ishiwatari is a senior advisor on disaster management and water resources management at the Japan International Cooperation Agency and a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo. He has been engaged in projects and research work on disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and water issues. He led the formulation of the Japanese assistance policies of climate change adaptation and community-based disaster management.

At the World Bank he worked as a senior disaster risk management specialist and published Learning from Megadisaster: Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake. He worked in various positions at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, Japan, for 17 years. He formulated and supervised national projects on flood risk management and highways in Iwami District as the director of the Hamada River and Road Office, and he was responsible for research and technology development as a senior deputy director for river technology and information. He also worked as an urban development specialist at the Asian Development Bank.

Dr. Ishiwatari was a member of the Committee on Building Resilience to Natural Disasters of the Japan Science Society, and he served as a member of the Advisory Council of Development Assistance in Climate Change Adaptation of the Ministry of Land Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan; the Steering Committee of Water and Climate Change of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum; and other committees of government organizations. He holds a Ph.D. in international studies and an M.Sc. in urban engineering from The University of Tokyo.


Eric D. van Hullebusch holds a Ph.D. in aquatic chemistry and microbiology, and he is a full professor in the biogeochemistry of engineered ecosystems at the Université de Paris and Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (Paris, France). His main research interests include environmentaltechnologies and biogeochemistry with special focus on 1) study of metals and metalloids biogeochemistry in engineered ecosystems, 2) biohydrometallurgy of secondary resource streams, and 3) soil bioremediation. Within these research areas, he has published more than 250 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is a co-author of more than 25 book chapters.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Environment and Sustainable Development

  • Book Subtitle: Proceedings of the 2023 8th Asia Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development

  • Editors: Keiji Ujikawa, Mikio Ishiwatari, Eric van Hullebusch

  • Series Title: Environmental Science and Engineering

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2024

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-97-3319-4Due: 28 August 2024

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-97-3322-4Due: 28 August 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-97-3320-0Due: 28 August 2024

  • Series ISSN: 1863-5520

  • Series E-ISSN: 1863-5539

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 429

  • Number of Illustrations: 24 b/w illustrations, 158 illustrations in colour

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