The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) and the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) under the auspices of UNESCO, Public Works Research Institute (PWRI), Tsukuba, will organize an International Summer Program. The course, consisting of expert lectures, technical exercises, and excursions, is designed to promote problem-solving capability for water problems with interdisciplinary approach and by exploiting various data and functions of the Data Integration and Analysis System (DIAS) of Japan.

Participants will work on real problems focusing on developing resilience to disasters under the climate change, preparedness for risk of unforeseen disasters and how to introduce this risk into social management and planning for safe and naturally rich environment.
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2016 Report (PDF)

Utokyo ICHARM Summer Program 2016
Summer Program 2015 (YouTube Video) | 2015 Report (PDF)

Important notice

We must regretfully announce that due to certain re-organization matters of the UTokyo Water Cycle Integrator unit, we will NOT be able to organize the Summer Program on Sustainable Water Management in an Era of Big Data in 2017. We apologize to all of you who considered your participation in this year. We hope you will remain interested as we plan to resume the Program in 2018. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know.

The WCI team.


Data Integration and Analysis System (DIAS)

DIAS is a project for the creation of knowledge, which can be shared worldwide. With the goal of providing access to global and regional sensing data, we have developed a pilot system for the creation of an information storage infrastructure for public benefit applications and the deepening of scientific knowledge in the areas of climate, water cycle, for application in fisheries, agriculture and biodiversity management particularly through the linking of information across disciplines. This approach has proven to be effective with the successful implementation of our pilot project.

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The University of Tokyo, Hongo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo, Japan

The University of Tokyo, Komaba
3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku
Tokyo, Japan

International Center for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM)
1-6, Minamihara, Tsukuba-shi
Ibaraki, Japan

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