Studies on Water Environment  (3400008)
Common Subjects
Course  :  Master's Course
Subject Type  :  Interdisciplinary Subject
Instructor  :  Associate Professor KAWAMURA, Noriyuki
Professor ISHIZAKA, Joji
Associate Professor KURITA, Naoyuki
Lecturer FUJINAMI, Hatsuki
Professor TAKENAKA, Chisato
Professor TAKAHASHI, Nobuhiro
Professor TODA, Yuji
Professor YAMADA, Takahiro
Credits  :  2
Semester  :  Spring
Class schedule  :  Wed.   2nd
Classroom  :  Lecture Room 3/Environmental Studies Hall
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, and the Humanities, (DP3)
Topics include
Global distribution of precipitation and water cycle
Asian monsoon and climate change in Asia
Forest management and water cycle
water and material cycle in the coastal seas
land use and water
River basin management focusing on river landscape
Water Resources Management in North China
Ecosystem of water environment
Global governance on water resources
Locality and river basin

An assignment will be given at the end of each class, and students are required to submit a mini-report.

Grading Criteria
Small report for each lecture
Course Textbook
Environmental studies on water, Hiroyuki Shimizu and Tetsuya Hiyama, and NoriyukiKawamura eds., Nagoya university press
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) Room 413 of the North Building for Inter-Departmental Education