HRL Special Collection

The LOC and Hydrological Research Letters (HRL) are planning to publish a special collection of HRL for ICWRER2016 conference.
Submission deadline for Hydrological Research Letters (HRL) special collection for ICWRER 2016 is extended until 31 October 2016!
We would like to invite you again to publish your work presented at ICWRER 2016 in this special collection. HRL( is an international and trans-disciplinary electronic online journal published by Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources (JSHWR).
Submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed according to the standard procedure of HRL and accepted manuscripts will be published online as a research paper of HRL as well as being included to be part of the ICWRER special collection. Please consider your submissions.

Key Date
- HRL special collection submission: until October 31, 2016
Scope of the Conference

It's our great pleasure to invite you to join us for the 7th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research (ICWRER) which will take place in Kyoto, Japan, from June 5-9, 2016.

The International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research (ICWRER) is a series of conferences dealing with hydrology and water resources. ICWRER-2016 is the 7th one of the series, and back to Kyoto since 1996 (1st one). One of the objectives of ICWRER conferences is to bring together physical, biological, chemical, statistical and technical expertise in order to better understand natural systems related to water resources from all around the world.

The main theme of ICWRER-2016 Symposium is 'Water Security in Geo, Eco and Socio-Systems'. Water security is defined as the capacity of a population to safeguard sustainable access to adequate quantities of acceptable quality water for sustaining livelihoods, human well-being, and socio-economic development, for ensuring protection against water-borne pollution and water-related disasters, and for preserving ecosystems in a climate of peace and political stability. (UN-Water, 2013)

The topics of ICWRER conferences are wide encompassing climate change, hydrometeorological extremes, GIS and remote sensing, surface water and ground water interaction, real-time hydrometeorological forecasting, water-related disasters, integrated sediment and ecosystem management, water and environment management, eco-hydraulics and eco-hydrology, risk analysis and management, Legislation systems for water management, water diplomacy, social and economic aspects in water resources, and sustainable water resources management.

This conference is organized aiming to enhance the understanding of the natural and social phenomena associated with water resources issues through the discussion about whole water resources management system as integrated elements of geosystems, social systems and ecosystems.

Themes and Topics

Special Session

  1. S01: Climate Change Impacts on Natural Hazards (E. Nakakita)
  2. S02: Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources (K.Tanaka and T.Oki)
  3. S03: Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem and Biodiversity (T. Nakashizuka)
  4. S04: Climate Change and Water Security : Impact and Adaptation (Cancelled)
  5. S05: Conflict Resolution in Water Resources and Environmental Governance
        (K.W. Hipel, L. Fang, M.Bristow)
  6. S06: Isotope Hydrology (Y. Vystavna)
  7. S07: Optimum Management of Water Resources and Environmental Systems (G. Dandy)
  8. S08: Water Hazards and Risk Management in the High North (Cancelled)
  9. S09: Water Resources Management and Policy (Cancelled)
  10. S10: Water Security: Governance and Risk Management (H. Wang)
  11. S11: Dam Safety (K. Ponnambalam and A. Zielinski)

General Session

  1. G01: Hydrometeorological Extreme Events
  2. G02: GIS and Remote Sensing in Hydrology and Water Resources
  3. G03: Surface Water and Ground Water Interaction
  4. G04: Real-Time Hydrometeorological Forecasting
  5. G05: Water-Related Disasters
  6. G06: Environmental Management Enhancing Ecosystem Services
  7. G07: Integrated Sediment and Ecosystem Management
  8. G08: Water and Environment Management in Urban Areas
  9. G09: Eco-Hydraulics/ Eco-Hydrology for Water Sustainability
  10. G10: Risk Analysis and Management
  11. G11: Legislation Systems for Water Management
  12. G12: Water Diplomacy
  13. G13: Social and Economic Aspects in Water Resources
  14. G14: Sustainable Water Resources Management
ICWRER Steering Committee

(as of December 17, 2015)
ICWRER Member EmeritusGerd SchmitzProfessor Emeritus, Institute of Hydrology and Meteorology, Dresden University of Technology
Chair of Steering Committee
Chair of Awards Committee
Keith HipelDept. of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
Vice Chair of Steering Committee
Member of Awards Commitee
Graeme DandySchool of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide
Secretary of Steering CommitteeMichele BristowDept. of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
Chair of ICWRER 2016
Member of Awards Committee
Kaoru TakaraDirector, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Member of Awards CommitteeJohannes CullmanIHP/HWRP, Federal Institute of Hydrology
Jan AdamowskiDept. of Bioresource Engineering, McGill University
Ni-Bin ChangDept. of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida
Jorg DietrichHydrology and Agricultural Hydraulic Engineering, Leibniz University Hannover
Liping FangDept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University
Tomoharu HoriDisaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Gordon HuangFaculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Regina
Martin LambertSchool of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide
Kaveh MadaniCentre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London
Edward McBeanSchool of Engineering, University of Guelph
Taha OuardaMadsar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi
Umed PanuOffice of Research, Lakehead University
Andy PhilippTechnische Universitat Dresden
Kumaraswamy PonnambalamDept. of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
Niels SchuetzeInstitute of Hydrology and Meteorology, Dresden University of Technology
Yasuto TachikawaGraduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
Yuliya Y. VystavnaUniversite de Bordeaux
Huimin WangWater Resources and Hydraulic Engineering, Hohai University
Thomas WohlingInstitute for Geosciences, University of Tubingen
Saied YousefiDept. of Architecture,University of Tehran
Local Organizing Committee

(as of February 7, 2016)
ChairKaoru TakaraDPRI, Kyoto University
Secretary GeneralTomoharu HoriDPRI, Kyoto University
Vice Secretary GeneralShigenobu TanakaDPRI, Kyoto University
Vice Secretary GeneralEiichi NakakitaDPRI, Kyoto University
Vice Secretary GeneralTetsuya SumiDPRI, Kyoto University
Vice Secretary GeneralHirokazu TatanoDPRI, Kyoto University
Vice Secretary GeneralHirofumi TsujimotoDPRI, Kyoto University
Vice Secretary GeneralYasuto TachikawaGraduate school of Engineering, Kyoto University
Vice Secretary GeneralToru NakashizukaGraduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University
Vice Secretary GeneralTaikan OkiInstitute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Yasuhiro TakemonDPRI, Kyoto University
Yoshinobu KidoAichi Institute of Technology
Minoru InoueDPRI, Kyoto University
Nobuhito MoriDPRI, Kyoto University
Tetsuya TakemiDPRI, Kyoto University
Kenji TanakaDPRI, Kyoto University
Yutaka IchikawaGraduate school of Engineering, Kyoto University
Kantoush SamehDPRI, Kyoto University
Sunmin KimGraduate school of Engineering, Kyoto University
Takahiro SayamaDPRI, Kyoto University
Toshio HamaguchiDPRI, Kyoto University
Motohiro HonmaJapan Weather Association
Kosei YamaguchiDPRI, Kyoto University
Daisuke NoharaDPRI, Kyoto University
Sohei KobayashiDPRI, Kyoto University
Kazuaki YorozuGraduate school of Engineering, Kyoto University
Conference Schedule

Here is a tentative conference program overview (as of June 6th, 2016).
Detail information of the each presentation is available from here (20 pages PDF file).
Updated parts are indicated by yellow colour.
Instructions for oral and poster presentations are available from here (1 page PDF file).


Online registration is closed. Use on-site registration at the reception desk of the conference.

Early Bird (before 5th April, 2016)

Regular Participant50,000 JPY
Student Participant20,000 JPY
Accompanying person15,000 JPY

From 6th April, 2016

Regular Participant60,000 JPY
Student Participant25,000 JPY
Accompanying person15,000 JPY

For hotel reservation in Kyoto, ICWRER2016 LOC does not have any recommendation. If you need help in registration and hotel reservation,
please contact below.

[Inquiries for Registration and Hotel Reservation]
JTB Western Japan Corp., SPORTS & MICE Division, ICWRER2016 Desk
7F JTB Bldg. 2-1-25 Kyutaro-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0056 Japan
TEL: +81-6-6260-4360/FAX: +81-6-6260-4359
Office Hours: 9:30-17:30JST (weekdays only)

Date and time: June 8th, 17:30-19:30
Place: Kyoto Terrsa 1st floor (Terrsa Hall)

We will have buffet style mainly Japanese and Western dishes and drinks, starting with a celebration by opening a big barrel of Japanese sake.

In the core time, we will invite several Maiko and Geiko (traditional female entertainer), watch their dance, and have a talk with them.

Technical Tour

Trip to Lake Biwa and Seta River
(one day bus trip from Kyoto Station)

Lake Biwa is the largest lake in Japan, and it supports the water demands of Kyoto and Osaka areas. It has a geological history of 0.4-3 million years, one of the oldest in the world. The lake was a key place of government, cultures, and transport of the ancient Japan since 8th century, and was also essential for the development of modern Kyoto by suppling water and flood regulation. We will visit Ishiyamadera Temple, which locates near the outlet of the lake, famous for both the history and scenery, the single outlet Seta River (by ship cruise), Biwa Lake Museum with various exhibitions on history, culture, and environment of the area, and finally Kyoto Tower for viewing the whole Kyoto.

Date and Time: On 9th June 2016, from 9AM to 4-5PM (including lunch)
Places to visit:

Maximum number of participants: 90 (registration will close after full)
Total fee (bus, entrance fee): 4000 yen/person

Please make sure to come at the bus parking area of southeast side of Kyoto station by 9:00AM.
Our bus will come nearby the airport limousine bus stop. After checking the name of participants, we will leave there at 9:20AM by 2 buses.
Please make reservation from the registration page (,
and keep attention on updated information.

Update: 9th of May, 2016


Water Resources Research Center,
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Gokasho, Uji, 6110011, Japan
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