Course Title : Applied Hydrology

Code 10F100
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Wed 4th
Location C1-173
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language English
Instructor Hori(DPRI), Sumi(DPRI), S.Tanaka(DPRI), Takemon(DPRI), K.Tanaka(DPRI), Kantoush(DPRI)

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 disasters and risk management 2 Risk assessment of water disasters, countermeasures and adaptation design, wataer disasters and human security
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
Hydrological Measurements of Large River Basins 2 Design and management of hydrological measurement system in large river basins
Hydro-eco Systems 2 Ecohydrological management of habitats in river ecosystems, Ecohydrological management of biodiversity in wetland ecosystems
Presentation and Discussion 2 study and exersize for given topics


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




Elementary knowledge of hydrology and water resources engineering.

Independent Study Outside of Class

Review work based on handouts and report work for issues given in the classes are required.

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