Hydrological System Modeling and Water Resources System -Aiming to Develop Innovative Technological Systems for Predicting, Preserving and Utilizing Water Resources, Based on Consideration of Dynamic Interactions among Climate, Hydrological Cycle and Huma

Research Supervisor

Katumi Musiake


In this research, the aim is to elucidate the processes associated with the circulation of water in the atmosphere, in the oceans and in continental areas on a global or regional scale and to construct a model of water circulation while considering the effective utilization of water in society. More specifically, in addition to research exploring changes in the distribution of resources associated with climate change and the influence of human activity on the circulation of water, this field also targets the conservation and use of water resources, predictions of the effects on society brought about by changes in the circulation of water, as well as the function of water to maintain, preserve and restore ecological systems.

Year Started : 2003

Yuichi Onda
Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba
Field and Modelling Studies on the Effect of Forest Devastation on Flooding and Environmental Issues
Toshio Koike
Professor, The University of Tokyo
Development of a Physical Down Scaling Method for Water Cycle
Masakazu Suzuki
Professor, The University of Tokyo
Effects of Rainfall Variability on Water Cycle and Ecosystem in Tropical Forest under Asian Monsoon Climate
Kengo Sunada
Professor, University of Yamanashi
Sustainable Water Policy Scenario for River Basins with Rapidly Increasing Population – countermeasure strategy to global hydrological variation in monsoon Asia -
Toshi Nagata
Professor, Kyoto University
Development of Stable Isotope Indices for Assessing Health and Sustainability of Watershed Ecosystems

Year Started : 2002

Takeshi Ohta
Professor, Nagoya University
Parameterization of the Relationships between the Water Cycle System and Plant Ecophysiological Properties in Boreal Forest Areas
Kenichi Okamoto
Professor, Osaka Prefecture University
Production of High Precision and High Resolution Global Precipitation Map by Using Satellite Data
Manabu Kanda
Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Water and Energy Forcing due to Urbanization in Land-Atmosphere-Coastal System
Hajime Tanji
Team Leader, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), National Institute for Rural Engineering (NIRE)
Water Use and Management System of the Mekong River
Naoyuki Funamizu
Professor, Hokkaido University
Development of Sustainable Sanitation System and Its Implementation to Asian Countries
Hiroaki Furumai
Professor, The University of Tokyo
Risk-based Management of Self-regulated Urban Water Recycle and Reuse Systems

Year Started : 2001

Taikan Oki
Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo
Modeling Global Hydrological Cycles and World Water Resources Coupled with Human Activities
Masahide Kimoto
Professor, The University of Tokyo
A Simulation and Predictability Study of Broad-Scale Hydrological Cycle Using a Hierarchy of Numerical Models
Tetsuya Kusuda
Guest Professor, Kyushu University
Sustainable Watershed Management in the Yellow River
Michiaki Sugita
Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba
The Rangelands Atmosphere-Hydrosphere- Biosphere Interaction Study in Northeastern Asia
Kaoru Takara
Professor, Kyoto University
System Modeling Approaches for Assessment of Interactions Between Social Changes and Water Cycle
Kenji Nakamura
Professor, Nagoya University
Study on the Interaction of Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Precipitation System in Wet and Dry Region and Improvement of Precipitation Forecast


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