Course Title : Water Resources Engineering

Code 30320
Course Year 3rd year
Class day & Period
Credits 2
Restriction In principle, students at third grade and above can take this course.
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Y. Tachikawa,T. Hori,Kim Sunmin,

Course Description

Methodology for water resources development, management and conservation is introduced from the engineering viewpoint. Main topics are distribution of water resource on the earth, grasp and prediction of water demand, planning and design of water resources systems, estimation and prediction of river flow, policy and water rights, and operation of reservoirs.


Grading is done based on the mark on regular examination with reference to the degree of positive participation to classes and assignments. Minimum passing grade is sixty percent.

Course Goals

The goal is to understand the basic theory and methodology for water demand prediction, water resources systems design, river flow estimation, water resources policy and reservoir operation.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Water resources systems planning 1 Target of water resources engineering. Temporal and spatial distribution of water resources on the earth.
Development of water resources 2 Concept and measures of water resources develeopment. Efficiency and limit of water resources development.
Design of water resources systems 1 Estimation of water demand and design of water resources systems.
Operation and management of water resources systems 2 Planning and management, off-line and real time operation, optimization of reservoir control.
Social and legislation system for water resources 1 Social and legislation system for water resources, water right, public and private water, management and defect.
Water resources evaluation (1): Hydrologic predictions 1 Hydrologic predictions play an important role for water resources evaluation. The basic role of hydrologic predictions for a river planning and river management are explained.
Water resources evaluation (2): Hydrologic frequency analysis 4 The basis of the hydrologic frequency analysis is explained. Hydrologic variables used for the river planning and water resources planning are introduces as probabilistic variables; the concept of non-exceedance and exceedance probability and T-year probabilistic hydrologic variables are explained. Then, the procedure of hydrologic frequency analysis, distribution functions used for the frequency analysis, and estimation methods of parameters of a distribution function is described.
Water resources evaluation (3): Real-time hydrologic forecasting 2 Methods for real-time rainfall forecasting and river discharge forecasting are focused.
Achievement confirmation 1 Achievement assement is intended to measure students' knowledge, skill and aptitude on the subject.




It is desirable that students have already learned fundamental hydrology and systems analysis for planning and management.

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