Mr Minoru Shirai, Director of Lake Biwa Policy Division of Shiga Prefectural Government, Japan
Presenting in Plenary Session III: Integrated urban water management
The title of presentation: Call for Actions for the Conservation of the World Lakes, and an introduction of Shiga’s initiatives for Conserving Lake Biwa
After Minoru Shirai graduated from College of Law, Doshisya University he started his carreer at Shiga Prefectural Government. In 1997 he was appointed as Staff of the Secretariat of International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC). He became the Assistant Section Chief of Water Policy Division of Department of Lake Biwa and the Environment of Shiga Prefectural Government in 2000, and later the Chief of the Secretariat of the 3rd World Water Forum. From 2012 he carried out the tasks of the Deputy Director of Environmental Policy Division of Department of Lake Biwa and the Environment of Shiga Prefectural Government. In recent years he was appointed as Associate Director of the Japan Intercultural Academy of Municipalities and the Management Division of Public Enterprise Agency of Shiga Prefecture. He fills the Director position of Lake Biwa Policy Division of Department of Lake Biwa and Environment of Shiga Prefectural Government from 2018.