Establishment of Environmental Conservation Platform of Tonle Sap Lake

SATREPS Newsletter: Establishment of Environmental Conservation Platform of Tonle Sap Lake, Issue 3, December 2018


  • Workshop Summary - 17th World Lake Conference
  • Awards and Recognition
  • Activities in Working Group 1
  • Upcoming Activities

Satreps Workshop Series - 11 : Microbiological Ecology in the Environment

Date: 27 December 2018, Thu., 10:00 – 12:00

Venue: Room A109, Institute of Technology of Cambodia

Facilitator: Prof. Manabu Fujii and Prof. Kazuhiko Miyanaga, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Welcome to a SATREPS in Cambodia

SATREPS stands for Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development. The project is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). SATREPS is a 5-year project starting from April 2016 to March 2021 and has a satellite office located in Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC). The main institutions of the projects are: (1) Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, and (2) Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Cambodia.

Project Title

"Establishment of Environmental Conservation Platform of Tonle Sap Lake"

Fig. 1: Tonle Sap Lake basin, Cambodia


The project aims to develop a water environment analytical tool for Tonle Sap Lake (TSL) and establish an environmental conservation platform through the elucidation of the lake and the tool development.

The long-term project objectives (for the next 10 years, until 2025) are as follows:

  1. To establish state-of-the-art research-oriented structures and facilities in ITC
  2. To promote science-based management to the government of Cambodia
  3. To develop the Tonle Sap Water Environmental Platform (TSWEP) and make it one of the benchmarks in freshwater ecology and management studies in Southeast Asia

Outcomes for the Societies

  1. Development of Analysis Tool of Water Environments of TSL
  2. Creation of Tonle Sap Water Environmental Platform
  3. Promotion of Science and Engineering
  4. Quantification of environmental impacts on TSL and its marginal regions
  5. Quantification of the impact of global climate change in the region
  6. Support the establishment of environmental quality standards of the lake
  7. Support the establishment of surface water standard

Capacity Building

  1. Training including joint field survey, chemical analysis, modelling, QAQC, and data sharing through an establishment of analytical lab and exchange of engineers and researchers between Cambodia and Japan
  2. Regular meetings between stakeholders, including workshops, seminars and symposiums.
  3. Establishing graduate programs in the field of environmental science and engineering
  4. Jointly developing educational programs for increasing environmental awareness and understanding
  5. Promoting human resource development and disseminating technologies into ongoing management practices

Main institutions

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Institute of Technology of Cambodia

Institute for Global Environment Strategies

Yamagata University

Funding agencies

Japan International Cooperation Center

Japan Science and Technology


Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

Ministry of Water Resource and Meteorology

Ministry of Environment

Royal University of Phnom Penh

Tonle Sap Authority