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Support for international standards development

JS supports international standards development by request from the Japanese government or private companies. The achievement from the supporting activities for the international standards facilitates the future promotion of sewage works.

 ISO Technical Committee (TC) that JS joins
ISO/TC275 Sludge recovery, recycling, treatment, and disposal National mirror committee
ISO/TC224 Service activities relating to drinking water supply, wastewater and stormwater systems National mirror committee member
ISO/TC282 Water re-use National mirror committee member

 About ISO/TC275
1. Background

In July 2012, AFNOR, which is French national organization for standardization proposed the establishment of TC for sludge treatment. Later, TC 275 for Sludge recovery, recycling, treatment, and disposal started in February 2013. Japan has acted as a p-member since its starting-up.
As of December 2018, 21 countries of P-members and 14 countries of O-members join in TC 275.

  • P-Member(Participating member):Vote on all draft standards in the committees you participate in
  • O-Member(Observing member):Participate in committees and have a right to receive documents

2. National mirror committee

In July 2013, the Japan Industrial Standards Committee (JISC) approved JS and Japan Sewage Treatment Plant Constructors Association (JSCA) as an administrator of the National Mirror Committee of TC 275. The first plenary meeting was held in October 2013, and then, the committee has had six meetings until now.

3. Past plenary meeting of TC 275
JS has participated in all six past meetings of TC 275.
  • The first meeting in Paris, France in 2013
  • The second meeting in Tronto, Canada in 2014
  • The third meeting in Sydney, Australia in 2015
  • The fourth meeting in Dublin, Ireland in 2016
  • The fifth meeting in Yokohama, Japan in 2017
  • The sixth meeting in Vienna, Austria in 2018
  • The seventh meeting in Hohhot the capital of Inner Mongolia in the north of the People's Republic of China in 2019 (Schedule)