1. Modelling extreme sea levels due to sea level rise (SLR) and storm surge along the Bangladesh coast
Bangladesh is not one of the most vulnerable countries any more but the most vulnerable country to SLR in the world! In this collaborative research project with IDEC, Hiroshima University (HU), we conducted the following sub-researches
- 1) Extreme sea level prediction due to SLR and storm surge in near future, 2050 and 2080. (Dr. Han Soo Lee) => Result
- 2) Impacts assessment and adaptation measures in coastal infrastructure including the transportation network in coastal zone. (Prof. Zhang and Dr. Lu)
- 3) Flood mapping and impacts assessment and adaptation measures in agricultural sectors in Bangladesh. (Dr. Kawamura and Dr. Tran)
- 4) Economical assessment of the climate impacts in the coastal zone, Bangladesh (Prof. Kaneko)
2. Tide-Tsunami interaction in the Seto Inland Sea
Tides and tidal currents are significant factors in the coastal environment of the Seto Inland Sea. The tsunami hazards in the Seto Inland Sea is anticipated in the near future due to the potential Nankai Trough earthquakes. Therefore, it is important and has to be investigated that how the tides and strong tidal currents in flood and ebb tides affect on tsunami propagations in the Seto Inland Sea.
3. Wastewater Treatment in Vientiane, Laos, and in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
4. Flood Hazards Mapping and Risk Assessment in Davao Oriental, Philippines
5. Quantitative Assessment of Wind Energy Resources using WRF modelling in Philippine
Wind energy resources are estimated for all over the Philippines by using meso-scale meteorological model WRF.