Integrated Water Resourse Management and Its Compartive Study

Research Project , Research Report 2001

Shinichiro OHGAKI Dept. of Urban Engineering, the Univ. of Tokyo
Hiroaki FURUMAI Dept. of Urban Engineering, the Univ. of Tokyo
Satoshi TAKIZAWA Dept. of Urban Engineering, the Univ. of Tokyo(Research Partners)
Walter WAGNER Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology EAWAG, Switzerland
James GAWEL University of Washington, Tacoma, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, USA
Alexander J. B. ZEHNDER Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology EAWAG, Switzerland
Harold F. HEMOND Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, USA
Nobuyuki TAMAI Dept. of Civil Engineering, the Univ. of Tokyo
Takehiko OHTA Dept. of Forestry, School of Agriculture, the Univ. of Tokyo

Abstract

Global fresh water resources are increasingly being polluted and depleted, threatening sustainable development and human and ecosystem health. Learning from the case-studies of different watershed managements in U.S.A., Switzerland and Japan is useful to provide educational materialds for udergraduate and graduate program on water environment and water resoruce management. In this study, comparative study on water management policy and projects among Japan, U.S.A, and EU was carried out to exlpore useful information to develop sustainable watershed management. The comparison helped to find future tasks in improvement in watershed management in Japan.

Keywords:

watershed, sustainability, university education, water resources, water management