Environmental and Health Aspects of Water Treatment and Supply is a component of Encyclopedia of Water Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
Aquatic environment is one manifestation of the water circulation of the Earth. Wastewater has been used for various purposes: agriculture, aquaculture, urban and domestic uses, etc. Health aspects are major concern to reuse wastewater, and quality standards are established. The theme discusses environmental and health aspects of water treatment and supply.
This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, Managers, and Decision makers and NGOs.
Shoji Kubota, Kyushyu University, Japan
Yasumoto Magara is Professor of Engineering at Hokkaido University, where he has been on faculty since 1997. He was admitted to Hokkaido University in 1960 and received the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Sanitary Engineering in 1964 and Master of Engineering in 1966. After working for the same university for 4 years, he moved to National Institute of Public Health in 1970. He served as the Director of the Institute since 1984 for Department of Sanitary Engineering, then Department of Water Supply Engineering. In the meantime, he was also obtained the Ph.D. in Engineering from Hokkaido University in 1979 and was conferred Honorary Doctoral Degree in Engineering from Chiangmai University in 1994. Since 1964, his research subjects have been in environmental engineering and have included advanced water purification for drinking water, control of hazardous chemicals in drinking water, planning and treatment of domestic waste including human excreta, management of ambient water quality, and mechanisms of biological wastewater treatment system performance. He has also been the member of governmental deliberation councils of several ministries and agencies including Ministry of Health and Welfare, Ministry of Education, Environmental Agency, and National Land Agency. He meanwhile performs the international activities with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and World Health Organization. As for academic fields, he plays pivotal role in many associations and societies, and has been Chairman of Japan Society on Water Environment.
Professor Magara has written and edited books on analysis and assessment of drinking water. He has been the author or co-author of more than 100 research articles.