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Title:Japanese regional wastewater treatment systems
Author(s):Brill Jr., E. Downey; Nakamura, Masahisa
Contributor(s):University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Water resource development--Illinois
Water resources development
Waste water
Cost effectiveness
Institutional arrangements
Regional planning
Sewage treatment
Social issues
Geographic Coverage:Illinois (state)
Abstract:The Japanese government is undertaking a major program to provide additional sewage collection and treatment because of the severe water pollution that has resulted from rapid urbanization and industrialization. The program is characterized by strong regional planning and by the utilization of central treatment plants serving many communities and, in some cases, industries. Through a study carried out in Japan many important planning issues were identified, including: (1) cultural and historical factors; (2) cost effectiveness, including economies of scale, treatment effectiveness, and short-run and long-run flexibility; (3) potential interrelationships with drainage, water supply, and land use; (4) interactions between planning agencies and local citizens; and (5) institutional arrangements between governmental bodies. The Japanese experience is a significant one in the history of planning wastewater treatment systems and provides some guidance as similar programs are initiated in other developed and developing countries throughout the world. In general, planning such systems represents a complex public-sector problem and calls for an interdisciplinary approach.
Issue Date:1977-10
Publisher:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center
Genre:Report (Grant or Annual)
Sponsor:U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey
Rights Information:Copyright 1977 E. Downey Brill, Jr., Masahisa Nakamura
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-06-13

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