International Collaboration Research for Sustainable Water Resources Development and Water Security in Myanmar

Project Gist

Hydrologic predictions for sparsely gauged basins.

Keywords

Hydrology, hydrologic cycle, water resources, flood, drought

Background, Purpose, and Project Achievements

For a proper watershed development and water resources management, it is crucial to develop a river planning based on long term hydrologic observations. The observation network of rainfall and river stage in Myanmar is insufficient and the impact of climate change on water resources is an important water issue to be addressed. To improve hydrologic prediction in a sparsely gauged basin, we conducted a flash flood prediction research with researchers in Myanmar.

Future Prospects

We keep on research and development on hydrologic predictions in sparsely gauged basins and impact of climate change on water resources.

Figures

Irrawaddy River in a flood season
Irrawaddy River in a flood season
River discharge prediction for Indochina
River discharge prediction for Indochina
ヤンゴン工科大学での研究セミナーA research seminar at Yangon Technological University
ヤンゴン工科大学での研究セミナーA research seminar at Yangon Technological University

Principal Investigator

TACHIKAWA Yasuto

・TACHIKAWA Yasuto
・Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
・Main research topics are hydrologic predictions and real-time flood forecasting for flood disaster mitigations and water resources management.
http://hywr.kuciv.kyoto-u.ac.jp/