Course Title : River Engineering and River Basin Management

Code 10F019
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Wed 1st
Location C1-173
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Hosoda,T., Kishida, K., Onda, S.

Course Description

It is important to consider about rivers comprehensively from the various points of view based on natural & social sciences and engineering & technology. The fundamental knowledge to consider rivers and to make the plans for river basins is explained with the following contents: various view points to consider rivers, long term environmental changes of rivers and its main factors, river flows and river channel processes, the ecological system of rivers and lakes, flood & slope failure disasters, the integrated river basin planning(flood defense, environmental improvement planning, sediment transport system), functions of dam reservoir and management.

Grading

Reports & Attendance

Course Goals

Students are requested to understand the fundamental knowledge to consider rivers and river basins comprehensively from the various points of view based on natural & social sciences and engineering & technology.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Various view points to consider rivers and river basins 2 Various viewpoints to consider rivers and river basins, Various rivers on the earth, Formation processes of river basins, long term environmental changes of rivers and its main factors
Ecological system in rivers 1 The fundamental knowledge on river ecologycal system
Applications of computational methods to environmental problems 2 The following items are lectured: Computational method to predict river flows and river channel processes with sediment transport and river bed deformation, Hydrodynamics in Lake Biwa.
Recent flood disasters & Integrated river basin planning 3 Characteristics of recent flood and slope failure disasters, the Fundamental river management plan and the River improvement plan based on the River Law, Procedures to make the flood control planning, Flood invasion analysis and hazard map.
Groundwater and its related field 1 Simulation technology of groundwater, Geo-environmental issues, Reservoir Engineering, Contaminant Transport Processes.
Sustainable development of dam 1 Needs of dam development and history of dam construction, Maintenace of Dam reservoir.
Economic evaluation of environmental improvement projects 2 Evaluation of people's awareness & WTP to river improvement projects by means of CVM, Conjoint Analysis, etc.
Riverbank and Dam structure and its maintenance 2 River bank and dam structure, foundation, grouting. Desighn of River bank, Arch Dam and Graviety Dam.
Achievement Confirmation and Feedback 1 Comprehension check of course contents (Reports & Quiz)

Textbook

Printed materials regarding the contents of this class are distributed in the class.

Textbook(supplemental)

Prerequisite(s)

Fundamental knowledge on Hydraulics, Hydrology and Ecology

Independent Study Outside of Class

Web Sites

http://www.geocities.jp/kyotourivereng/

Additional Information

Students can contact with professors by visiting their rooms and sending e-mails.
Prof. Hosoda: hosoda.takashi.4w@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Prof. Kishida: kishida.kiyoshi.3r@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Associate Prof. Onda: onda.shinichiro.2e@kyoto-u.ac.jp