In this issue:
1) The ‘3rd AIT-BNU Virtual Workshop on Climate Change, Water Resources and Ecosystems: Challenges and Opportunities’ on 22 September.
The workshop is jointly organized by Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Beijing Normal University (BNU). Hefei University of Technology (HFUT) and Beijing University of Technology (BJUT). The main objective of this workshop is to create a platform to review and present the advanced methodologies, current progress and challenges, future opportunities in water-ecosystems management under climate change.
The workshop consists of the following sessions:
• Session A-1: Modelling changing climate relating to the hydrological cycle
• Session B-1: Climate extremes and impacts on water resources and ecosystem
• Session A-2: Interactions of water resource and ecosystem
• Session B-2: Risk assessment of ecosystem degradation in a changing environment
• Panel Discussion: Climate Change, Water Resources and Ecosystems: Challenges and Opportunities
Below are the details of the workshop:
Date: 22 September (Wednesday)
Time: 8:30 – 16:40 (Bangkok, Thailand); 9:30 – 17:40 (Beijing, China)
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88533378309
Online Zoom ID: 88533378309 Passcode: 360089
2) The International Conference on Thailand & the Sustainable Development Goals : The Role of International Agencies
We are pleased to invite you to the International Conference on Thailand & the Sustainable Development Goals : The Role of International Agencies on 23 September 2021 at 13:00-17:00 Bangkok Time GMT+7 (Virtual).
This conference will offer an opportunity to learn about the approaches and programs supported by international agencies in support of Thailand’s implementation of the SDGs. Representatives from a broad spectrum of international agencies with offices in Thailand will describe how their programs contribute to the achievement of the SDGs in Thailand and, in cases where these programs may have a wider reach, regionally. They will also offer thoughts on lessons learned.
We hope that you will be able to join us and actively contribute to this event. Don't miss it!
To go directly to registration page, click this link:
For more information please contact:
Dr. Wenchao Xue
Director, AIT Belt & Road Research Center
Assistant Professor, School of Environment, Resources, and Development, AIT
Dr. Allan S. Tabucanon
Director, Research and Academic Services Center for
Environmental Assessment and Sustainability,
Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University
3) The Circular Economy Webinar Episode 1: Industrial Emission Monitoring
Dear AIT faculty, staff and students,
We are pleased to invite you to the Circular Economy Webinar Episode 1: Industrial Emission Monitoring jointly organized by the Embassy of Finland in Bangkok, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Ministry of Industry (MoI), Thailand.
Air pollution is said to be the world’s largest single environmental risk. 90% of the world's population breathes dirty air to some degree, and it causes more annual deaths than Covid 19 pandemic has done so far. Main causes for air pollution are industries, open burning and transportation. This webinar with the leading experts from Thailand and Finland aim to capture the robustness of these developments, sharing the experiences and lessons learnt, with focus on development of the countrywide industrial emission monitoring system in Thailand. What are the major development challenges in the future and how can we tackle them?
4) The Meet the Expert by Dr. Fumio Yamazaki on "Monitoring and Sensing Technologies of Earthquake Engineering in Japan"
We are pleased to invite you to the Meet the Expert by Dr. Fumio Yamazaki, Professor Emeritus, Chiba University, Japan, and Research Fellow at National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Tsukuba, Japan, on 23rd September 2021 (2.00 PM Bangkok time).
Topic - Monitoring and Sensing Technologies of Earthquake Engineering in Japan
About the Speaker
Dr. Fumio Yamazaki is currently Research Fellow at the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Tsukuba, Japan and Professor Emeritus at Chiba University, Japan. He received his M.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1978. After working for Shimizu Corporation, Japan and serving as a visiting scholar at Columbia University, USA, he earned his Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1987. He joined the Institute of Industrial Science at University of Tokyo in 1989 as Associate Professor and was there until 2003. He also served as a team leader of Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Research Center (EDM) in Kobe, Japan in the period of 1998 to 2004.
Dr. Yamazaki was dispatched as a JICA expert to Thailand and served as Professor at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) from 2001 to 2003. He joined the Graduate School of Engineering at Chiba University as Professor in 2003 and stayed there until his retirement in March 2019. His research interests include earthquake engineering, stochastic mechanics, and more recently, application of GIS and remote sensing to disaster management. He is a member of many professional organizations in Japan and USA including ASCE, EERI, JSCE, JAEE. He received Doctor Honoris Causa from National University of Engineering, Peru in 2007, and he was designated as Distinguished Adjunct Professor at AIT in 2015.
To join, please register here:
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!
5) EC Coffee Chat
Dear AIT Family and Friends,
Greetings from AIT Entrepreneurship Center!
We would like to invite you to join our next EC Coffee Chat on 29 September 2021 (Wednesday) at 4:00 PM (Bangkok time) to discuss how you can launch a startup, what courses/ tools can help, and many others. Hosted by Prof. Dieter Trau and Dr. Lakeesha Ransom, the discussion will be highly interactive and questions from the audience are highly appreciated. We have a special guest, Mr. Napatara Thummachua, Co-Founder of Environman, a public awareness platform for environmental issues with more than 500,000 followers on Facebook, who is also an MBA student of the AIT School of Management.
Register here: https://bit.ly/3yUAYGV
Training Courses/ Conferences/ Workshops
Position: Assistant Professor, School of Engineering & Technology (CIE-TRE)
Ref: 5/ 21
Deadline: 15 October 2021
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Development (DDS-Gender and Development Studies)
Ref: 9/ 20
Deadline: 30 September 2021
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources, and Development (DDS/UIS)
Ref: 04/ 21
Deadline: 30 September 2021
Position: Project Development Officer, Office of Academic Administration (OAA)
Ref: 28/ 21
Deadline: 15 October 2021