The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

International Summer Program on Sustainable Water Management in an era of Big Data


When: 25 July – 5 August, 2016
Where: ICHARM, Tsukuba, Japan & The University of Tokyo
How to Register: Visit this registration page to apply by May 22
Course Website: http://wci.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/summer/

The Summer Program explores how to develop resilience to disasters under the climate change, while providing comfortable, safe, and naturally rich environment. It considers risk of unforeseen disasters and researches how to introduce this risk into social management and planning to assure sufficient preparedness. It provides knowledge on how to exploit data and data integration functions of DIAS for this purpose.

It is mainly intended for undergraduate students, but applications by graduate and post-graduate students as well as young professionals will also be welcomed. All applicants must have sufficient knowledge of English, which will be the course language and must be able to attend the program for the whole duration. Applications from various majors and disciplines are welcomed.
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.