Technical Tours

Friday 21 September 2018

Tokyo Waterworks’ human resources development and inherited to next generation

Since its opening in 2005, the Training and Technical Development Center of Bureau of Waterworks, Tokyo Metropolitan Government has been organizing lecture and field training sessions for employees of the Bureau and other public organizations in various training facilities.

9am – 1.00pm (depart and return Tokyo Big Sight)

Technology and products of Japanese company

Tour of Japan’s largest factory of steel pipes for water

JFE Engineering has been established as a result of a merge between NKK and Kawasaki Steel, both are the major manufacturing companies in Japan, on April 1, 2003. Its former organization was the engineering divisions of both companies and their subsidiaries. JFE Engineering already has the world’s best technology in a number of fields such as energy supply/ distribution engineering based on pipeline systems, environmental engineering including waste incineration and water treatment systems, steel plant engineering, structural engineering as bridges and frames, and heavy industrial machinery.

9am – 12midday (depart and return Tokyo Big Sight)

Water flow in Tokyo – water intake, purification and distribution

Tokyo Waterworks have been promoting measures to secure water resources and improve waterworks facilities in order to provide a constant and stable supply of clean water. As a result, Tokyo now boasts as one of the largest and best waterworks in the world. The Tokyo Waterworks Bureau I working to build a more reliable waterworks system, while developing high-quality water services in both tangible and intangible areas.

The Purification plants purify water from rivers to ensure safe tap water for drinking. The Tokyo Waterworks Bureau has purification plants with a total capacity to produce about 6.86 million m2of tap water per day.

9am – 4.45pm (depart and return Tokyo Big Sight)

Flood control infrastructure by utilizing urban space and inherited to next generation by Tokyo Sewerage

The Tokyo Sewerage Museum “Rainbow” is a public facility of Bureau of Sewerage Tokyo Metropolitan Government, which is located in Ariake Tokyo Waterfront City. This museum portrays information about Japan’s sewerage project with having access to sewerage pipes, pumping station and reclamation center.

Asakusa is the center of Tokyo’s shitamachi (“low city”), one of Tokyo’s districts, where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades survives. In Asakusa a very popular Buddhist temple, built in the 7th century resides.

The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel, is an underground water infrastructure project in Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan. It is the world’s largest underground flood water diversion facility, built to mitigate overflowing of the city’s major waterways and rivers during rain and typhoon seasons. It is located between Showa in Tokyo and Kasukabe in Saitama prefecture, on the outskirts of the city of Tokyo.

*Touring will not be implemented at the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel in the event of raining or facility operation.

9am – 4.30pm (depart and return Tokyo Big Sight)

Tokyo Sewerage’s sewage treatment and human resources development

Starting operation in 1930, Sunamachi Water Reclamation Center is the second oldest Water Reclamation Center in Tokyo. Sunamachi treatment area is a delta area surrounded by Sumida River and Arakawa river. Sunamachi Water Reclamation Center is treating the sewer generated from the vast zone of 6,153ha which consists of all of Sumida Ward, most of Koto Ward, and a part of Minato Ward, Shinagawa Ward, Adachi Ward and Edogawa Ward with the Ariake Water Reclamation Center.

9am – 12.50pm (depart and return Tokyo Big Sight)

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