5th Regional Workshop for Southeast and Eastern Asia

Topic Outline

The 5th regional workshop on Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture took place on March 5-7, 2013, in Bali, Indonesia.

Following up on the impetus and the priorities identified at the international kick-off workshop in Bonn in November 2011, the 5th regional workshop for Southeast and Eastern Asia was held in Indonesia. WHO took the lead in organizing this 5th regional workshop. It was part of the multi-year project together with FAO, WHO, UNEP, UNU-INWEH and UNW-DPC, in collaboration with ICID and IWMI, on the “Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture.” The project concluded with an international wrap-up event in June 2013 in Tehran, Iran.

Click here to download the Project Concept Note

Participating Countries:
Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam

Javier Mateo-Sagasta (FAO)
Kate Medlicott (WHO)
Birguy Lamizana (UNEP)
Jens Liebe (UNW-DPC)
Priyanie Amerasinghe (IWMI)


1. Background Materials


Click here for downloading the Programme Agenda.

2. National Reports

Cambodia National Report
China National Report
Indonesia National Report
Lao PDR National Report
Malaysia National Report
Mongolia National Report
Philippines National Report
Thailand National Report
Timor-Leste National Report
Vietnam National Report

3. Presentations

Day I

Session 1: Opening

Overview of the Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture Project and scope of the 5th Regional Workshop (Jens Liebe, UNW-DPC)

Safe and productive use of wastewater in agriculture (Javier Mateo-Sagasta, FAO)

Session 2: Country Reports

Session 2a: Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao PDR

Session 2b: Vietnam, Mongolia, China

Session 2c: Timor-Leste, Philippines, Malaysia

Session 3: National Strategies and Institutional Arrangements

National strategies for the use of poor-quality water resources in agriculture (Avinash Tyagi, ICID)

Institutional arrangements and collaboration at the national and regional level (Kate Medlicott, WHO, on behalf of Manzoor Qadir, UNU-INWEH)

Day II

Session 4: Health, Food Production and Environment: Risk and Risk Mitigation

Session 4a:

Health risks and mitigation: guidelines for the safe use of wastewater in agriculture (Kate Medlicott, WHO)

Environmental effects of wastewater use in agriculture and appropriate treatment technology for reuse (Birguy Lamizana, UNEP)

Maximizing productivity from wastewater: Irrigation, soil, and crop management strategies (Javier Mateo-Sagasta, FAO) 

Session 4b:

Indonesia case study – The Citarum Project. (Wilfried Purba,  Ministry of Health Indonesia)


Session 5: Economics and Institutional Arrangements

Economic challenges of wastewater treatment and use in agriculture (Javier Mateo-Sagasta, FAO)

Session 6: Capacity Needs and National Strategies

Capacity needs and national strategies (Jens Liebe, UNW-DPC)

Session 7: Wrap-up and Concluding Remarks

Workshop expectations and beyond (Jens Liebe, UNW-DPC)

4. eLectures

5. Photo gallery

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