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Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Civil and environmental engineering

  • Environmental risk control and evaluation

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • Tohoku University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering

    1998.03, Graduated

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tohoku University, 2006.12

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Tohoku University, 1998.03

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • Tohoku University, Research Assistant, 1998.04 - 2007.03

  • Tohoku University, Assistant Professor, 2007.04 - 2008.03

  • Drexel University, USA, Visiting Research Assistant Professor, 2008.04 - 2009.03

  • The University of Tokyo, Project Associate Professor, 2009.04 - 2010.09

  • Iwate University, Associate Professor, 2011.09 - 2015.05

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Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • Japan Society of Civil Engineers

  • Japan Society on Water Environment

  • International Water Association

  • Society for Risk Analysis


Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Fate and seasonal change of Escherichia coli resistant to different antibiotic classes at each stage of conventional activated sludge process., Journal of water and health, 18(6) 879-889, 2020.12

    Honda R, Tachi C, Noguchi M, Yamamoto-Ikemoto R, Watanabe T

    Multiple Authorship (Only Japanese)

  • High yield of protein-rich forage rice achieved by soil amendment with composted sewage sludge and topdressing with treated wastewater, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 10(1) 10155, 2020.06

    Luc Duc Phung, Ichikawa Megumi, Dung Viet Pham, Sasaki Atsushi, Watanabe Toru

    Multiple Authorship (Only Japanese)

  • Estimated discharge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria from combined sewer overflows of urban sewage system, NPJ CLEAN WATER, 3(1) , 2020.03

    Honda Ryo, Tachi Chihiro, Yasuda Keisuke, Hirata Tatsuki, Noguchi Mana, Hara-Yamamura Hiroe, Yamamoto-Ikemoto Ryoko, Watanabe Toru

    Multiple Authorship (Only Japanese)

  • Continuous Sub-Irrigation with Treated Municipal Wastewater for Protein-Rich Rice Production with Reduced Emissions of CH4 and N2O, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 10(1) 5485, 2020.03

    Phung Luc Duc, Pham Dung Viet, Sasaki Yuka, Masuda Shuhei, Takakai Fumiaki, Kaku Nobuo, Watanabe Toru

    Multiple Authorship (Only Japanese)

  • Soil organic matter dynamics as affected by land use change from rice paddy to wetland, Wetland, 40 2199-2207, 2020

    Xian Wu, Toan Nguyen-Sy, Zheng Sun, Toru Watanabe, Keitaro Tawaraya, Weiguo Cheng

    Multiple Authorship (Including Foreigners)

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Health in ecological perspectives in the anthropocene, Springer, 2018.11

    Watanabe Toru, Watanabe Chiho

  • Municipal Wastewater Irrigation for Rice Cultivation., In: Current Perspective on Irrigation and Drainage, edited by Suren Kulshreshtha and Amin Elshorbagy, 2017.02

    Dong Duy Pham and Toru Watanabe

  • Performance of long-term operation of membrane bioreactor with in-line sludge thickener enhanced by inclined tubes (itMBR). , IWA Publishing, London, UK., 2013

    Toru Watanabe, Chen Jinxian, Wei Chunhai, Ryo Honda, Fumiyuki Nakajima and Kazuo Yamamoto

  • Cholera in Lao P. D. R.: Past and Present., In: Cholera,edited by Sivakumar Joghi Thatha Gowder, 2012.03

    Satoshi Nakamura, Yutaka Midorikawa, Masami Nakatsu, Toru Watanabe, Rattanaphone Phethsouvanh, Phengta Vongphrachanh, Kongsap Akkhavong and Paul Brey

  • Health risks due to contamination of groundwater with heavy metals and pathogenic microorganisms at an arsenic-affected village in Cambodia., IWA publishing LONDON,UK, 2009

    Toru Watanabe, Tsukasa Sasaki, Takayuki Miura, Satoshi Nakamura, Tatsuo Omura

Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Possible transmission of viruses from contaminated human feces and sewage: Implications for SARS-CoV-2., The Science of the total environment, 755(Pt 1) 142575, 2021.02

    Elsamadony M, Fujii M, Miura T, Watanabe T

  • Frontier Review on the Propensity and Repercussionof SARS-CoV-2 Migration to Aquatic Environment, Journal of Hazardous Materials Letters, 1 100001, 2020.11

    Manish Kumar, Alok Kumar Thakur, Payal Mazumder, Keisuke Kuroda, Sanjeeb Mohapatra, Jorg Rinklebe, A.L. Ramanathan, Zeynep Cetecioglu, Sharad Jain, VinayKumar Tyagi, Petros Gikas, Sudip Chakraborty, M...

  • Letter to the Editor: Wastewater-Based Epidemiology Can Overcome Representativeness and Stigma Issues Related to COVID-19, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 54(9) 5311, 2020.05

    Murakami Michio, Hata Akihiko, Honda Ryo, Watanabe Toru

  • 下水処理水の投入負荷量が酒造好適米の生育特性および品質におよぼす影響, 下水道研究発表会講演集, 56th 497‐499, 2019.07

    竹田壮太, 増田周平, 児玉雅, 岡野邦宏, PHUNG Duc Luc, PHAM Viet Dung, 渡部徹

  • 雨天時越流水を考慮した合流式下水道からの薬剤耐性菌の拡散の定量的評価, 環境工学研究フォーラム講演集, 55th 5, 2018.12

    本多了, 舘智大, 安田佳祐, 野口愛, 渡部徹, 池本良子

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Academic Awards Received 【 display / non-display

  • Best Poster Award at The 12th International Symposium on Seatheast Asian Water Environment , 2016.11, VIET NAM

  • Best Paper Award, Environmental Engineering Research, 2009.11.27, JAPAN, Tsukasa Sasaki, Toru Watanabe, Takayuki Miura, Yoshifumi Masago, Satoshi Nakamura, Tatsuo Omura

  • Best Paper Award, Environmental Engineering Research, 2007.11.16, JAPAN, Toru Watanabe, Takayuki Miura, Tsukasa Sasaki, Satoshi Nakamura, Tatsuo Omura

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B),2019.04 - 2021.03

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(A),2019.04 - 2021.03

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(A),2018.04 - 2021.03

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(A),2018.04 - 2020.03

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(A),2018.04 - 2020.03

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Other external funds procured 【 display / non-display

  • Health and Labour Sciences Research Grants,2018.04 - 2021.03

    Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • 24th Social Infrastructure Technology Forum in Shonai, Internal meeting, 2019.01, Response of resistance genes of activated sludge bacteria to addition of antimicrobial agents, Oral Presentation(general)

Preferred joint research theme 【 display / non-display

  • Resource-saving Agricultural production using wastewater and solid waste, No Setting, Technical Consultation, Funded Research, Cooperative Research

  • Risk assessment of water, food and environment, No Setting, Technical Consultation, Funded Research, Cooperative Research


Academic Activity 【 display / non-display

  • Japan Society of Civil Engineers, 1998 -

  • Japan Society on Water Environment, 1998 -

  • International Water Association, 2000 -

  • Japan Society on Water Environment, Secretary of Health-Related Water Microbiology Study Group, 2004.04 - 2008.03

  • Society for Risk Analysis, 2009 -

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