Dr. Saburo Matsui (Ph.D. Univ. of Texas at Austin, 1972), Emeritus Professor Kyoto University (2007).
His research field is very wide in water pollution control, including waste-water treatment, ecological sanitation, eutrophication control of lakes, and micro-pollutant control. His recent research includes probiotics environmental farming. He organized a national research project of endocrine disruptors (2001-05). He is a Distinguish Fellow of International Water Association, a Fellow of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, and members of many international and Japanese scientific societies. He was a member of Scientific and Technical Panel of Global Environmental Facility, United Nations (2004-2008) and a member of Scientific and Program Committee of Stockholm World Water Weeks (1996-2008). He is a member of Ad hoc Committee for Japanese Prime Ministers, Yasuo Fukuda and Taro Aso, for Global Warming Measures (2008-9).
He was given many awards including Distinguished Achievement Award of Japan Society on Water Environment 2017,Kyoto Human Grand Prize 2015, Distinguished Achievement Award of Society of Environmental Science Japan 2012, Distinguished Services Award of Japan Sewage Works 2011, Academy of Distinguished Alumni of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin 2008, Academic Prize of Japan Society on Water Environment 2002, Vollenweider Lectureship in Aquatic Sciences, Canadian National Water Research Institute, Environment Canada 1995, Distinguished Lecture Prize, Association of Environmental Engineering Professors, North America 1993 ,etc.
MAIN SPECIFIC PUBLICATION
Frontiers in Urban Water Management-Deadlock or Hope, IWA Publishing, 2001