Ensuring the knowledge base in Japan (WWDR2, 2006)
In Japan, there are several high-level research institutes and centres that focus on water resources issues, environmental protection and disaster prevention. These bodies develop scientific research and also make policy recommendations for better management.
The Law for Enhancing Motivation on Environmental Conservation and Promoting of Environmental Education was established in Japan in July 2003 to promote environmental education in schools and in the community, and enhance public awareness and education on issues related to environmental protection and conservation of natural water bodies. Complimentary initiatives have triggered the creation of National Water Day on August 1, the Annual Forum on Water Environment and the Disaster Prevention Poster Competition among other local and school activities.
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- Greater Tokyo, Japan (WWDR1, 2003)