1st International Symposium on Water Environment


1st International Symposium on Water Environment:
Program for Capacity Building in Global Water-Environmental Engineering, Chuo University


Purpose of the Symposium

In the world, not only the giant disasters (flood and drought disaster etc.) related to the water occurs frequently but also the water environment or the waterside ecosystem is going worse.As one of the central activities of the “highly skilled professionals development projects through the exchange among universities of Japan, China, the Republic Koreas and other countries”(now “Campus Asia” base support projects) established by the  Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (MEXT) in 2010. Chuo University has established a minor on global Environment Science and Engineering beside the major of civil engineering in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering.Chuo University has strived to foster highly skilled professionals in the field of water environment and water treatment through academic exchanges among the universities constituting a “Program” consortium. Chuo University is also working under the principle “A commitment to promoting sustainability through education” (Principle 9) to make social and international contributions from academia. This is also an initiative of the United Nations Academic Impact. General Assembly of the United Nations has decided March 22, 2013 as the day of “World Water Day” in the “International Year of Water Cooperation” in order to draw the world’s attention to water-related issues. As a special program on the World Water Day, we are going to hold an international symposium on water environment and its sustainability in Chuo University to promote the activities on resolving inter-nations and regions and worldwide water-related issues under global warming circumstances. In the symposium, the following experiences will be widely shared through discussions and dialogues with the researchers engaged.

Date: March 22, 2013 (Fri.) 9:00-18:00

Venue: Conference Room No. 3300, Building No.3, Korakuen Campus, Chuo University(1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo, Japan)

Organizer: Chuo University

Nominal Support: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Bureau of Construction Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Edogawa City Office, Japan Water Forum, JWF

Symposium: No fee to participate

Registration: Please e-mail the below address (name, affiliation, position, e-mail address, telephone number)

Inquiries from participants on the Symposium: For details, please contact:Office of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Graduate School Desk

Tel: 81-3-3817-1735



09:00                  Opening

09:10~10:00    【Keynote Lecture】

Subject: Water and Sustainability, and the Role of Universities

Presentation by Mr. Kiyotaka AKASAKA, President of Foreign Press Center, Japan Former Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, the United Nations

10:00~12:10    【Guest Speech and Lecture】

(1)Subject: (tentative)

Presentation by Dr. Soontak LEE,President of International Hydrologic Environmental Society (IHES)/Distinguished Professor, Yeungnam University, R. O. Korea

(2)Subject: Global Precipitation Change in the Past, Present and Future

Presentation by Dr. Bin WANG, Chair, Department of Meteorology, International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii, USA

(3)Subject: (tentative)

Presentation by Dr.Kuniyoshi TAKEUCHI, Director of International Center for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM), Public Works Research Institute (PWRI), Japan

13:30~14:50   【Guest Speech and Lecture】

(4)Subject: (tentative)

Presentation by Dr. Shoji FUKUOKA, Institute Professor, Center for Research and Development Initiatives of Chuo University, Japan

(5)Subject: Watershed Hydroclimate Model WEHY-HCM for the Coupled Modeling of Atmospheric and Hydrologic Processes at Watershed Scale

Presentation by Dr. M. L. KAVVAS,Gerald and Lillian Orlob Endowed Chair Professor of Water Resources, Engineering Hydrologic Research Laboratory Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of U.C.Davis, USA

15:00~17:20 【Guest Speech and Lecture】

(6)Subject: (tentative)

Presentation by Dr. Pham Thanh Hai, Head of River Engineering & Disaster Management Division, Water Resources University, Viet Nam

(7)Subject: Community Participatory Flood Management

Presentation by Dr. Barames Vardhanabhuti, Assistant Professor of Department of civil engineering, Kasetsart University, Thailand

(8)Subject: (tentative)

Presentation by Dr. Xiaohong CHEN, Associate Dean, Professor, College of Geography and Planning of SunYat-sen University, China

(9)Subject: (tentative)

Presentation by Dr. Tianqi AO, Professor, Director of Department of Hydrology,College of Water Resource & Hydropower, Sichuan University, China

(10)Subject: Change in Water Resource and Water Environment of China

Presentation by Dr. Yanqing WU, Director, Professor, School of Environmental Science and Engineering of Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

(11)Subject: Hydrological Response and Processes Modeling under a changing Environment

Presentation by Dr. Liliang REN, Chair Professor of State Key Laboratory, State Key Laboratory of Hydrology-Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering of Hohai University, China, Director of International Office, Hohai University, China

Presentation by Dr. Guan YIQING, Deputy Director of International Office, Hohai University

(12)Subject: (tentative)

Presentation by Dr. Jinshan YU, Head of the division of hydrology and water resources, College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University

17:30~18:00 【Discussion】

Chaired by Dr. Tadashi YAMADA, Prof. of Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University,Japan

18:00    Closing