Studies on Water Environment  (000044)
Japanese
Common Subjects
Course  :  Master's Course
Subject Type  :  Interdisciplinary Subject
Instructor  :  Associate Professor KAWAMURA, Noriyuki et al.
Credits  :  2
Class schedule  :  Wed.   2nd
Classroom  :  Lecture Room 3/Environmental Studies Hall
 
Objective
This class will discuss the Water Environment from an interdisciplinary perspective looking at the concept of sustainability. It starts with a discussion on the mechanism of water cycle in Asia-Monsoon zones as well as at the global-level. The following lectures will focus on these topics with a cross-disciplinary study approach, from the perspective of Physics, Engineering, Agriculture and the Humanities, which includes: 'Water and Forests,' 'Water and River Basin Management Systems (including land-use plans on basins and engineering),' 'Water and Culture,' and 'the Statute System Dealing with Water Issues.'.
Contents
Global distribution of precipitation and water cycle
Asian monsoon and climate change in Asia
Characteristics of precipitation systems in East Asia
Assessment of vulnerability and sustainability in shallow unconfined groundwater
Global warming and changes in moutain glaciers
water and material cycle in the coastal seas
Forest management and water cycle
River basin management focussing on river landscape
land use and water
water and soil contamination
Water Resources Management in North China
environment policy for water management
meet with a flood in Bangladesh
water environment, system of rights and resident consciousness
Grading Criteria
Course Textbook
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
Lecture is in Japanses, but some of PowerPoint slides are made in Englsih.
Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : Partially in English
▪ Oral explanations : Japanese only
▪ Questions in English : Available
e-mail address / Tel No / Room of Instructor(s)
 
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