Course Title : Applied Hydrology

Code 10F100
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Wed 4th
Location C1-172
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language English
Instructor Tomoharu Hori, Tetsuya Sumi, Shigenobu Tanaka, Yoshitaka Kido, Yasuhiro Takemon, Kenji Tanaka

Course Description

Applied and integrated approach to the problems closely related to the water circulation system, such as floods, droughts, water contamination, ecological change, and social change is introduced mainly from the hydrological viewpoint with reference to water quantity, quality, ecological and socio-economic aspects. In the course, several actual water problems are taken up and solving process of each problem which comprises of problem-identification and formulation, impact assessment, countermeasures design and performance evaluation is learned through the lectures’ description and also investigation and discussion among the students.


Grading is based on student activities in lectures, presentation and reports

Course Goals

To obtain fundamental Knowledge and skills to perform problem definition, survey amd countermeasure design on problems about water use, water hazard mitigation and water environment.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Water Resources Systems 2 Interaction between water resources and socio-economic systems, Distributed flood risk assessment and countermeasures design from human security viewpoint
Reservoir Systems and Sustainability 2 Reservoir system and its environmental impacts, Sustainable management of reservoir system
Hydrological Frequency Analysis 3 Basic theory and application of Hydrological Frequency Analysis, which is the basis for hydrologic design.
Land Surface Proceses 2 Modelling of land surface processes, Application of land surface model
Water Quality Management 2 Diffuse pollution control, Water quality management of enclosed lake and groundwater
Hydro-eco Systems 2 Ecohydrological management of habitats in river ecosystems, Ecohydrological management of biodiversity in wetland ecosystems
Presentation and Discussion 2 Presentation and Discussion on related topics


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




Elementary knowledge of hydrology and water resources engineering.

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