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New #UT3-WOLL on the UT3 Campus to epurate domestic waste waters and to prove the concept of enhanced biodiversity

On 19th January, the new #UT3-WOLL was launched with success on the Campus of the University of Toulouse 3. Were invited Marie Pierre Gleyses as Dean of Scientific group of neOCampus, Jocelyn MERE as CNRS regional dean, Georges ZISSI (Vice President for Europ and international projects), Thierry PAPRA VP for partnership with compagnies, Catherine JANDEL…

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Norwegian delegation interested in the outputs of INOWASIA

The objectives and the main activities of the project INOWASIA were explained to a delegation of the University of South-Eastern Norway (Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge) who visited the University of Girona. The coordinator of the project briefly introduced the consortium and explained in detail the importance of training the new generation of young water professionals in…

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INOWASIA is introduced to the One Health international network of Southeast Asia (OHSEA)

The One Health initiative is a collaborative, multisectoral and transdisciplinary approach to human, animal and environmental health that is based on studies at local, national and global levels. Its aim is to understand the mechanisms of emerging or re-emerging diseases, in order to prevent them. Funders: Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Solidarity Fund for…

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INOWASIA Networking Seminar at CTU

During the visit of INOWASIA group at Can Tho University, the College of Environmental and Natural Resources (CENRes) has organized on November 1st 2022 an INOWASIA networking seminar, entitled “Water and Natural Resources in the Mekong delta of Vietnam – Challenges and Opportunities”. It was the opportunity to introduce so many research topics and research…

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The “International Forum on Sustainable Development for the Mekong Delta 2022 – SDMD 2022” organized by CTU

On October 30th 2022, Can Tho University hold the “International Forum on Sustainable Development for the Mekong Delta 2022”. SDMD 2045 is an initiative established and hosted by Can Tho University to integrate national and international collaborative research and development activities, with the goal of contribution to the sustainable development of the Mekong Delta region…

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First INOWASIA call for internship in SEA (deadline : 12th December 2022)

INOWASIA invites the water related stakeholders from private and academic arena to offer places for international student internships, funded by INOWASIA. The aim is to improve the capacity in research and/or to advance the career perspectives of the best MSc and PhD students from six universities from Laos (NUOL, SU), Cambodia (NUBB, ITC) and Vietnam (CTU,…

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Students learn about water quality monitoring at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry Resources at SU, Lao

Both undergraduate and graduate students at the department of forestry resources at Souphanouvong University (SU) have taken part in the on-campus water quality investigation. The objectives of the activity are to assist students in becoming familiar with the use of water equipment in the targeted fields, identifying the target areas, planning the investigation areas, and…

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Green Conference at NUBB, Cambodia

On 10-11 October 2022, the National University of Battambang (NUBB) hosted the national Green Conference entitled “Incorporating green concept in Cambodian higher education”, which aimed (i) to raise the green awareness of Cambodian higher education institutions toward the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and (ii) to strengthen development ecosystem between HEIs with the private sectors, government…

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Water and Environmental Engineering Education at ITC

Dr. CHHUON Kong, Dean of the Faculty of Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering at Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC), described the programs of education on Water and Environmental Engineering at ITC.   He also shared his educational background with interest on the engineering solution for water and environmental issues. He talked about his daily…

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INOWASIA project at the National Research Forum on the NUOL Campus

On Nov. 04, 2022 at National University of Laos (NUOL) in Vientiane Capital of Laos, there will be an annual event called National Research Forum. This year it will be the 9th forum under the title ” Sciences, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development”. At the event, INOWASIA-NUOL members will present INOWASIA poster and brochures.…

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Hydrogeochemical Evolution of Groundwater in the Coastal Area of Cambodia (Coastal and Wetland Environmental Laboratory of ITC)

Groundwater is typically regarded as a reliable and accessible source of water use in the coastal zone of Cambodia. The hydrogeochemical evolution of groundwater in the coastal area of Sihanoukville is of concern the local people since Sihanoukville is undergoing tremendous urbanization and estimated to reach water scarcity in this region. Thus, the aim of…

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New IoT equipment for 6 Living Lab to be soon realized

Water Oriented Living Labs (WOLLs) for the six university partners in Asian Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) involved in INOWASIA project will be realized soon by the end of this year. A WOLL is real-life, water-oriented demo and platform-type environments with a cross-sector nexus approach, which have the involvement and commitment of multi-stakeholders. Then WOLLs provide…

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Biodiversity in action for green REUSE on the UT3 Campus

neOCampus filter platform for wastewater treatment on the campus of Toulouse University was built during June 2022 by EPURTEK. This Constructed Wetland (or Filtre Planté Végétalisé) is now waiting for sensors setting before to get planted inside with phragmites. The completed filter celebration should happen during November 2022.   Around this constructed wetland, almost 25…

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In-stream purification service in video

How to measure the water quality regulation service as an in-stream natural service delivery that help to epurate the water ?  The efficiency of this service will depend on the naturalness of the stream or the river, that will be the highest with well conserved ecosystems. Here below a short video of an experimental survey…

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A very fruitul dissemination meeting in Montpellier within the European Institute of Membranes

Dr. Rodriguez-Roda, the IP of INOWASIA, was invited to the European Institute of Membranes of Montpellier/France from the Université de Montpellier to talk about the Erasmus+ project INOWASIA. There was a lot of interest in the innovative methodology for teaching Problem-based learning, where the student is put on the forefront of the learning process and the teachers becomes a…

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The University of Barcelona Solidarity Foundation (FSUB) and Can Tho University participate in a project on water treatment in urban areas of Asia (Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Philippines)

Water quality is a critical challenge in Asia in the context of growing industrialization, urbanization and climate change. Nature-based solutions (NBS), such as constructed wetlands, biofilters, rain gardens and floating parks, could play an important role in reducing urban water pollution, while making cities more livable and resilient. This is the context of the project…

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Visit of the scientific coordinator of INOWASIA in Toulouse for a PBL training session

Today Monday 26 of September 2022, Dr. Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda, scientific coordinator of the project, from the University of Girona will give a 2-hour course on Problem-Based Learning to the University Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier team. This team is mainly composed of Teacher-researcher, but also technical staff and a project manager. A part of the…

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INOWASIA researchers attended the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition. Water for smart liveable cities

The prestigious conference was held in Copenhagen (Denmark), last 11-15th September at the IWA World Water Congress and Exibition. The conference brought together around 10,000 professionals from the sector, with thought-leadership permeated workshops, debates, business forums, keynote speakers, technical and training sessions. It was an excellent networking opportunity for INOWASIA and his Academic and Professional…

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INOWASIA and IRD meeting in Cambodia

On Friday, Dr. Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda (PI of INOWASIA project) and Dr. Gaetan Blandin met the IRD Representative in Cambodia, Dr. Adèle Martial. He was accompanied with Dr. Kong Chhuon, dean of Faculty of Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering (at ITC) and INOWASIA full member. It was the first opportunity to present INOWASIA aims and strategy…

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INOWASIA's training on PBL and WASH at Battambang University

Dr. Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda (PI of INOWASIA project) and Dr. Gaetan Blandin welcome at Battambang University by Dr. Ratha Chea. For two days, they will deliver a Problem-Based Learning formation (PBL) to teachers from different disciplines, and they will participate to a seminar about WASH.   INOWASIA is an Erasmus + Capacity Building Higher Education project…

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INOWASIA's training on PBL in Cambodia

Dr. Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda (PI of INOWASIA project) and Dr. Gaetan Blandin, two professors at the University of Girona, spent two days at ITC (with Dr. Kong Chhuon), where they have given membranes formation to bachelor and master students, and problem-based learning formation to teachers from different disciplines. From today they spend two days in Battambang…

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INOWASIA's first specific mission in Cambodia

This week, Dr Gaetan Blandin and Dr Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda, professors at the University of Girona and members of the INOWASIA research team, are visiting our Cambodia partners as part of the training activities of the Erasmus+ project. The mission includes visits to the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) and the National University of Battambang…

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Six INOWASIA Living Labs have been co-created and will be implemented soon

In INOWASIA project, six WOLLs (Water-Oriented Linving Lab) have been co-created and will be implemented by each Southeast Asian Partner. These living labs will be used for formation, research and demonstration and, at the same time, they will be a meeting point for students, academics and companies to exchange experiences and knowledge. The WOLLs are…

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INOWASIA training for students at Souphanouvong University reached 1,554 people in few days

INOWASIA training for students at Souphanouvong University reached 1,554 people in few daysSouphanouvong University (SU) in Laos, one of INOWASIA partners, has sucessfully organized a training session on water contamination analysis to the postgraduate students majoring in agriculture and forestry environment, on 27-28 July 2022. The SU’s associate partners including provincial and district departments of natural…

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INOWASIA’s Europe encounter – Activities and visits in France

INOWASIA’s Europe encounter – Activities and visits in FranceMay 9, 2022 – 1st day in MontpellierFor our first work day in France, Didier Orange from IRD welcomed us in Eco&Sols buildings. Laurent Cournac, Director of the UMR Eco&Sols, presented their research to improve the understanding of the role of soil organisms and plants and the…

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INOWASIA’s Europe encounter – 3rd Biannual Meeting, May 2022

INOWASIA’s Europe encounter – 3rd Biannual Meeting, May 2022 3 INOWASIA planned trips were combined in a single circular 2 weeks trip, with meetings and activities from May 2nd to May 13rd. Most Asian partners arrived 1 day before and some left a few days later. There were COVID incidences for Magalí Gerino (positive) and…

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INOWASIA 1st FACE to FACE Meeting in Spain

INOWASIA 1st FACE to FACE Meeting in Spain1st Face-to-Face Meeting after 16 project months took place today 2nd of May!Today it started the 4th consortium meeting and the first one to be face-to-face.Partners from Asia and Europe were welcomed by the hosting organisation Fundació Solidaritat Universitat de Barcelona (FSUB) and Universitat de Girona (UdG).After the…

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INOWASIA Stakeholders Meeting | Tuesday 3rd May

INOWASIA Stakeholders Meeting | Tuesday 3rd MayINOWASIA: Identification of opportunities on water resourcesformation and innovation in Southeast AsiaNetworking event – 3rd May 2022The projectINOWASIA is an Erasmus + Capacity Building Higher Education project that promotes a joint action of 11 organisations across 5 countries (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, France and Spain) to train a new generation…

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INOWASIA at the 9th Water World Forum

INOWASIA at the 9th Water World ForumNature-Based Solutions in the centre of the World Water Forum 9 at Dakar, 21-25 March 2022 The 9th World Water Forum at Dakar, 21-25 March 2022, has highlighted the absolute need of water security for Human Beings, Living Beings and the Planet in a whole. Dramatic water use increases, demographic…

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INOWASIA Project presented during the neOCampus Day

INOWASIA Project presented during the NeOCampus DayINOWASIA was presented during the neOCampus day on March 18, 2022 at Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier. Agenda of the day. This day was the opportunity to discover all the projects and student’s topics undertaken in the framework of the scientific group neOCampus. This group promotes interdisciplinary research for…

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INOWASIA Project presented at the 14th International Congress (GRUTTEE)

INOWASIA Project presented at the 14th International Congress (GRUTTEE)A presentation of the INOWASIA project was given by Magali Gerino on March 4, 2022 at the GRUTTEE congress (University Research Group on Water Treatment and Purification Techniques / Groupement de Recherche Universitaire sur les Techniques de Traitement et d’Epuration des Eaux).This congress was help from March…

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FINAL SESSION FOR PROFESSORS- PROBLEM BASED LEARNING TRAINING COURSE

The 11th March 2022 the final session of Problem Based Learning was held for the teachers from INOW Southeast Asian universities (Institute of Technology of Cambodia, University of Battambang of Cambodia, National University from Laos, Souphanouvong University from Laos, Hanoi University of Science – Vietnam National University, and Can Tho University from Vietnam). A total…

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Water Oriented Living Lab (WoLL) Equipment arrived and ready for use at NUOL

  National University of Laos (NUoL) is a member of INOWASIA project for co-establishing the development of innovative multilevel formation programs for the new water leading professionals in Southeast Asia co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. In this project, NUoL proposed to establish a water oriented living laboratory (WoLL) at the Center…