Miharu Hirano

Specially Appointed Researcher
Miharu Hirano is a Specially Appointed Researcher at IWA, and works in the area of public policy and regulation.  He is also a Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and is currently enrolled in the PhD program at Kyoto Univer... Read full biography
July 19, 2017
  Matsue city, Japan, 1 August 2015: “Earthquake alarm!” On 1 August 2015, Japan’s national water day, 32 households in a neighbourhood of Matsue city, near beautiful Lake Shinji, discovered they were without running wa...
May 10, 2017
Public participation, as customer engagement, user involvement, accountability or transparency, is a concept increasingly discussed among water professionals. It aims to strengthening the relationship between water authorities and...
June 21, 2016
Ensuring water and sanitation services for all depends on securing appropriate financing, an issue that has long been a major challenge for the water sector. The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) makes this chal...