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, Kishida

Course Description

It is important to consider about rivers comprehensively in view of the various aspects based on natural science and engineering. The fundamental knowledge to consider rivers and make the plans of 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, ecological system of rivers and lakes, flood disasters, integrated river basin planning(flood defense, environmental improvement planning, sediment transport system), functions of dam reservoir and managementto learn the fundamental knowledge and grounding to consider rivers from the various points of view such as natural science, engineering and social science.


Reports, Attendance

Course Goals

The fundamental knowledge which can consider a river with various senses from a viewpoint of natural science, an engineering viewpoint and a social-scientific viewpoint, is mastered.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Various view points on rivers and river basins 1 Various viewpoints 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 2 Fundamental knowledge on river eco-system
Application of computational methods to environmental problems 2 Numerical analysis of the environmental change in Lake Biwa, Flood flows and river channel processes
Recent flood disasters & Integrated river basin planning 2 Characteristics of recent flood disasters, River law, Fundamental river management plan, River improvement plan, Procedures of flood defense planning, Flood invasion analysis and hazard map
Groundwater and its related field 2 Simulation technology of groundwater, Geo environmental issues, Reservoir Engineering, Contaminant Transport Processes
Sustainable development of dam 2 Needs of dam development and history of dam construction. Maintenace of Dam reservoir
Economic evaluation of environmental improvement projects 1 Evaluation of people's consciousness for river improvement works by means of CVM, Conjoint Analysis, etc.
Dam structure and maintenance 2 Dam structure, foundation, grouting. Desighn of Arch Dam and Graviety Dam.
Achievement Confirmation 1 Comprehension check of course contents (Report)


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



Fundamental knowledge of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Ecology

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Prof. Hosoda:
Assoc. Prof. Kishida: