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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

  • Stable carbon isotope ratios of water-extractable organic carbon affected by application of rice straw and rice straw compost during a long-term rice experiment in Yamagata, Japan, Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 1-8, 2019.12

    Nguyen-Sy Toan, Cheng Weiguo, Kimani Samuel Munyaka, Shiono Hiroyuki, Sugawara Reo, Tawaraya Keitaro, Watanabe Toru, Kumagai Katsumi

    Single Author

  • Water extractable organic matter and iron in relation to land use and seasonal changes., The Science of the total environment, 707 136070, 2019.12

    Praise S, Ito H, Sakuraba T, Pham DV, Watanabe T

    Multiple Authorship (Only Japanese)

  • Association of dissolved organic matter characteristics and trace metals in mountainous streams with sabo dams., Environmental science and pollution research international, 2019.12

    Praise S, Ito H, Watanabe K, Sasaki A, Watanabe T

    Multiple Authorship (Only Japanese)

  • Rice Cultivation without Synthetic Fertilizers and Performance of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) under Continuous Irrigation with Treated Wastewater, WATER, 11(7) , 2019.07

    Dong Duy Pham, Cai Kei, Luc Duc Phung, Kaku Nobuo, Sasaki Atsushi, Sasaki Yuka, Horiguchi Kenichi, Dung Viet Pham, Watanabe Toru

    Multiple Authorship (Including Foreigners)

  • Weekly Variation of Rotavirus A Concentrations in Sewage and Oysters in Japan, 2014-2016, PATHOGENS, 8(3) , 2019.06

    Ito Erika, Pu Jian, Miura Takayuki, Kazama Shinobu, Nishiyama Masateru, Ito Hiroaki, Konta Yoshimitsu, Gia Thanh Nguyen, Omura Tatsuo, Watanabe Toru

    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

  • Risk management of viral infectious diseases in wastewater reclamation and reuse, Review.Environment International,accepted, 2016

    Daisuke Sano,Mohan Amarasiri,Akihiko Hata,Toru Watanabe,Hiroyuki Katayama

  • Urban flood and infectious diseases. , Alliance, 2013

    Toru Watanabe.

  • What do we do?, SRA RISK Newsletter, Third Quarter 2011 , 31(3) 16, 2011

    Toru Watanabe

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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