WEEK # 44, 7 - 13 November, 2022

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Workshops/ Conferences

C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 

D. Faculty & Staff Travel

E. Classifieds (jobs)

A. Announcement

1) AIT Global Water and Sanitation Center (GWSC) Webinar 

AIT Global Water and Sanitation Center (GWSC) would like to invite you to attend the Webinar #2 on SDG 6.3.1 Data Governance & Policies for Wastewater Management on the 7th November 2022, 14:00 to 16:15 Bangkok Time GMT+7 (Virtual)

Wastewater treatment and its monitoring are a neglected area of the water cycle. In general, the sector has suffered from many decades of neglect, which has resulted in woefully inadequate treatment and discharge in many countries. Inadequate wastewater treatment and discharge are causing significant damage to the environment as well as to human health and economy, even in developed economies. As new threats are also identified in the form of priority and emerging pollutants in urban and industrial (treated) wastewater effluents, strong efforts must be made to improve wastewater management, treatment and reuse. 


The ultimate objective of this framework is to help countries achieve Target 6.3 by promoting wastewater safe treatment and reuse among sanitation and water utilities, through stimulated investment. Through the “Urban Wastewater 2030” initiative, UN-Habitat, in partnership with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Thailand and the Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA)  aim to provide support and technical assistance to municipal or national water utilities regionally, by identifying their needs and challenges so as to improve their capacity to measure, monitor, report and use wastewater data and information. This information should inform sustainable water resources management and policy decisions guided by the polluter pays principle. The improvement of utilities capacity to generate reliable wastewater data and information should also orient follow up investments from donors where gaps are identified. The programme of activities under this cooperation will benefit utilities generating valuable data and that, to some extent, are already informing governmental institutions, ministries of water/environment or equivalent institutions, for the preparation of national statistics on wastewater production and treatment. The ultimate objective of this framework is to help countries achieve Target 6.3 by promoting wastewater safe treatment and reuse among sanitation and water utilities, through stimulated investment. The Urban Wastewater 2030 initiative will develop and issue a “Call for Action '' for governments, water professionals and financiers to take action on improvement of sustainable wastewater services and therefore contributing to the SDG 6 Global Framework for Acceleration.    


Please click the link to register: https://ait-ac-th.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkfu2trzkjGdcTPZoM46KtodsQN74NxlVT

For more information please contact:

Mr. Hendra Gupta

AIT Global Water and Sanitation Center



2. Photo Essay Competition

Tell a story through photos!

The AIT School of Environment, Resources, and Development, through the AIT Gender Equality Movers Society (AIT GEMS), is now officially opening the 2022 AIT 16 Days of Activism Photo Essay contest which aims to unveil positive masculinity in ending violence against cisgender women, cisgender girls, cisgender men, and the LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Storytelling creates a bond between the giver and the receiver. It instills moral values and allows people to reflect and learn new things. One of the forms of storytelling is photographic storytelling or photo essay, which has the potential to shape the way viewers think, act, and feel.

See the posters for details


Entries must be submitted to st122446@ait.asia by 20th November 2022 with details as needed. 



3. Enago services

Email from Language Center on 4 November 2022

You can learn more about the Enago services by watching the short promotional video (https://languages.ait.ac.th/enago-aitlc-services).

If you have any inquiries or need more information, please contact Ms. Nicole Arya via email: nicoleb@enago.com, WhatsApp: +1 646 810 8775, or LINE ID: arya_enago.



B. Workshops/ Conferences  

1) The Water Security and Climate Change Conferences

Date: 1-3 December 2022

Venue: Hybrid (with physical sessions at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand)

Organizers: CNRD (TH Köln), SWINDON (TU Braunschweig), FSC (Univ. Hohenheim),

SDG Network (Univ. Gießen), ABCD Centre (TU Dresden), & the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

The Water Security and Climate Change (WSCC) series of conferences have been held on an annual basis since 2016. The first edition of the conference was organized in Bangkok (2016), and subsequently in Cologne (2017), Nairobi (2018), San Luis Potosí (2019), and Hanoi (2021). The overarching objective of these conferences is to proliferate the exchange of knowledge and practical know-how on the intrinsic relationship between water security and climate change, with a view to advance fundamental and action research in this domain that will help humankind address one of the greatest challenges of our times.

The WSCC conferences have become a notable academic platform for scientific, technical discourses, and policy-oriented discourses and discussions, evidenced by the increased number of participants each year. Furthermore, the conference has also contributed to the strengthening of the EXCEED by connecting member networks as well as raising awareness on the topic of water security and climate change. The conference additionally broadens its organization committee in 2022 by including the DAAD-funded organizations SDG nexus Network and ABCD-Center.

This year, the WSCC will be held from 01–03 December 2022 in Bangkok. The conference will be organized in a hybrid format, with a selected number of participants invited to Bangkok to present their work in person, while some sessions organized online for a wider audience.

Conference website: https://watersecurity.info

Call for abstract submission:  https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wscc2022


2) International Symposium in Pattaya, 8-10 Dec 2022

Email was sent on behalf of the School of Engineering and Technolog on 24 August 2022.

I would like to invite you to participate in the 1st International Symposium on ONE HEALTH, ONE WORLD (OHOW). This is the first one in its series. The Symposium is initiated and organized by AIT and the University of Tokyo. 

The scope of the Symposium covers many subjects, which include, for example,

  • Urban Safety & Disaster Mitigation,
  • Pollution and environmental risk management,
  • Climate change and water resources,
  • Pandemic and public health issues,
  • Biodiversity, wildlife and terrestrial ecosystems,
  • Carbon emissions

You might be interested to share your work on these subjects in this Symposium. There will be many researchers from the University of Tokyo joining this Symposium.

Only an extended abstract is required (a full paper is not required), and the deadline is September 16th, 2022 (about 4- 5 weeks from now). The deadline is not rigid. All these abstracts will be open to the public after the symposium.

The venue is Pattaya. Most likely it will be a good hotel in Jomtien Beach. All participants and their family can enjoy it.

The registration fee is quite low: 150 US$ for domestic participants (Thai & non-Thai) and 50 US$ for domestic students (Thai & non-Thai).

It is a 2-day symposium followed by a one-day technical/cultural tour.

Please also help promote this symposium by distributing the attached symposium brochure to your colleagues and those who might be interested.

Thank you very much & looking forward to seeing you in the Symposium.

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3) The 17th Asian Internet Engineering Conference

The 17th Asian Internet Engineering Conference (AINTEC), in cooperation with ACM SIGCOMM, provides an international technical forum for experts from industry and academia. AINTEC especially aims at addressing issues pertinent to the Asia and Pacific region, with vast diversities of socio-economic and networking conditions, while inviting high quality and recent research results from the Internet research community at large. AINTEC 2022 follows the previous sixteen successful editions. The conference is single-track and features a technical program with significant opportunities for individual and small-group discussions among a diverse set of participants. The technical sessions will include invited talks by leading experts, presentations of papers, demos, and posters.

For more details: https://interlab.ait.ac.th/aintec2022/




C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 








D. Faculty & Staff Travel


Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, President / Kathmandu, Nepal/ 25-28 November 2022

Dr. Naveed Anwar, VPKT/ Kathmandu, Nepal/ 25 - 27 November 2022

Mr. Karma Rana / Kathmandu, Nepal/ 24-28 November 2022

Prof.  Dieter Trau, Dean-SET/ Kathmandu, Nepal/  5 - 8 November 2022

Mr. Sanjeet Amatya, OPA/ Kathmandu, Nepal/ 4 - 7 November 2022

Prof. C. Visvanathan / Jakarta, Indonesia/ 7 - 10 November 2022

Prof. Anil Kumar Anal/ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia/ 6 - 11 November 2022

Dr. Avinut Puttiwongrak/ Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Suphanburi, Kanchanaburi/ 9 - 11 November 2022

Dr. Kuo Chieh Chao/ Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Suphanburi, Kanchanaburi/ 9 - 11 November 2022

Dr. Christopher J. Garnier, AITEX/ Karachi, Pakistan/ 4 - 8 November 2022

Mr. Suraj Pradhan, SERD/ India/ 6 - 11 November 2022

Mr. S. M. Zia Uddin, AIT Solution/ Taipei, Taiwan/ 8 - 12 November 2022

Dr. Lai Nguyen Huy/ Hanoi, Vietnam/ 6 - 9 November 2022

Dr. Ekbordin Winijkul/ Hanoi, Vietnam/ 6 - 9 November 2022

Prof. P. Abdul Salam/ Egypt/ 6 - 14 November 2022

Ranadheer Mandadi/ Philippines/ 19 -27 November 2022

Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe/ Phnom Phen, Cambodia/ 9 - 13 November 2022

Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe/Kochi, India/ 20 - 23 November 2022

Prof. Pennung Warnitchai/ Taipei, Taiwan/ 8 - 12 November 2022

Dr. Guilberto Borongan/ Philippines/ 30 October - 10 November 2022

Prof. Sangam Shrestha, SET / Chicago, USA/ 9 - 18 December 2022

Prof. P. Abdul Salam Sharm / Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt/ 6 - 14 November 2022

Dr. Jirawadee Polpraserd, SERD/ Cha Am, Thailand/ 19 - 20 November 2022

Mr. Huno Solomon Kofi Mensah, RRC AP / Phillippines/ 2 - 10 November 2022

Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, SERD/ HCMC, Hanoi, Vietnam/ 2 - 11 November 2022

Prof. Thammarat Koottatep, SERD/ Stockholm, Sweden/ 8 - 14 November 2022

Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul, SERD/ Cha Am, Thailand/ 19 - 20 November 2022

















 EClassifieds (jobs) 


Position: Assistant/ Associate Professor (SERD-EECC-ETM) 
Ref: 4/ 22
Deadline: 30 November 2022

Position: Assistant/ Associate Professor (SERD/ DDS/ UIS)
Ref: 2/ 22
Deadline: 15 December 2022

Position: Technician, SERD-FAB-ASE
Ref: 52/ 22
Deadline: 9 December 2022

Position: Program Officer - RRCAP-WEM
Ref: 50/ 22
Deadline: 15 November 2022

Position: Program Officer - RRCAP-CCC
Ref: 55/ 22
Deadline: 30 November 2022

Position: Assistant Administrative Officer, OSA-ASUAssistant 
Ref: 53/ 22
Deadline: 13 November 2022

Position: SEAGS Society Administration and Journal AssistantSEAGS Society
Ref: 49/ 22
Deadline: 15 November 2022

Position: DevOps, AI Center
Ref: 57/ 22
Deadline: 30 November 2022

Position: Business Analyst, AI Center
Ref: 56/ 22
Deadline: 30 November 2022

Position: Project Manager, AI Center
Ref: 55/ 22
Deadline: 30 November 2022