New Watershare member, Japan Water Research Center, Japan

Japan Water Research Center president prof. dr. Shinichiro Ohgaki and KWR CEO Wim van Vierssen have signed the Watershare membership agreement. With its Silver membership Japan Water Research Center (JWRC) enters the Watershare community.

Watershare membership

As President of JWRC, professor Ohgaki says that he’s very pleased JWRC joins Watershare as a new member and that his organization looks forward to making a larger contribution to water industry through discussion with our new partners on how to integrate fragmented knowledge, technology and system for better adaptation to global climate change, risks of natural disasters and other challenges facing effective implementation of service management.


Japan Water Research Center (JWRC) is a non-profit research organization dedicated to the study and solution of important needs and challenges surrounding drinking water supply in Japan. JWRC was established in 1988 to improve public health through collaborative efforts with professionals from utilities, industry and science. Their research focuses on the water service delivery and utility management as well as the technologies and practices for water treatment and distribution. The mission of JWRC is threefold, to improve drinking water service and make it more sustainable, to conduct research on key drinking water issues and publish outcomes, and to facilitate cooperation and collaboration among stakeholders in the drinking water sector.

Contact JWRC: prof. dr. Shinichiro Ohgaki
Contact KWR: dr. Theo van den Hoven