Hydro-meteorology, Hydrology, Water Resources Engineering and River Engineering

Tadashi Suetsugi


Since the research on flood disaster prevention is related to the geomorphology and environmental status, it is important to hold the viewpoint of "Comprehensive river engineering". I will make proposal on disaster mitigation toward safety and relief of inhabitants by investigating the change of flood and inundation that geomorphology and environmental factor such as vegetation influence as the basis of meteorology and sediment transport from watershed scale. I will carry out the practical research as keywords "the improvement of engineers' ability and sharing the know-how" with other members.

Keiichi Masutani


Hiroshi Ishidaira


Fair and rational water management policy needs to be based on the latest scientific facts, and river discharge data represents some extremely significant fundamental information towards this end. However, the observation density of river discharge is rarely adequate, and since there is often insufficient budget for the continuous operation of existing observation stations, many of these are not functioning properly. This sort of inadequacy and decline of hydrological observation networks is particularly marked in developing countries, greatly hindering the achievement of sustainable development in the regions in question. The one of our research target is to develop the methodology for estimating the river discharge in ungauged or poorly gauged basins using hydrological model and satellite observations.

Kazuyoshi Souma

SOUMA Kazuyoshi

Recently, the effects of human activities on global climate, especially the effect of greenhouse gas emissions, become serious problems. The local human activities, such as urban activities, are also important especially for water cycle and climate change over river basins. In my research, I will develop an advanced climate model including local human activities and evaluate their effects on water cycle and climate change over major river basins in Southeast Asia. Mainly the numerical simulations are used in this research, but I will try to include the analysis using precipitation radar and heat / water budget observed over urban areas.

Jun Magome


Analyzing impacts of human activity on hydrological cycle, both basin and global scale are important. For the research, satellite remote sensing data, GIS data and hydro-meteorological data are collected as database and integrated to hydrological model. Then, new utilization of latest web-based "Information and communication technologies" such as e-learning and communication tools are also planed to be developed for more effective sharing data, model and knowledge.

Yutaka Ichikawa


Our lives are always with water. In order to build safe and comfortable societies, it is essential to cope effectively with water. The aim of research activities is to develop good relationships of human societies and water by scientifically investigating hydrological cycles and water/energy/material flows under a wide range of diverse conditions through mathematical modeling approaches and by systematically addressing a variety of important issues which arise at interfaces between hydrological phenomena and our social systems.
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University of Yamanashi   Graduate Faculty of Interdisciplinary Research
Interdisciplinary Centre for River Basin Environment
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