2nd International symposium of river basin studies -towards the interdisciplinary study of the sustainable utilization and management of river basin systems-

2017/12/7 Organizing Committee (2018/02/22 revised)


Symposium agenda (Tentative plan)

 (Detailed program  can be seen in  tentative-agenda_180221)

Title of the symposium:

2nd International symposium of river basin studies -towards the interdisciplinary study of the sustainable utilization and management of river basin systems-



March 9, 2018



Gifu University,

1-1 Yanagido, Gifu, 501-1193 Japan


Aim of the symposium:

River Basin Research Center (RBRC) of Gifu University is promoting an interdisciplinary “river basin science” to facilitate sustainable use of natural resources involved in the landscape which is composed of natural and societal systems and their interactions. The river basin science integrates research and developments for our deeper understandings on the systems including mountainous forested catchment, rivers and regional climate, and for sound management of natural resources such as water and agricultural products. As the impacts of climate change and human activity on such basin systems are rapidly changing, the environmental science is requested to help solve the issues in our ‘natural – societal ecosystems’. This symposium aims to share the scientific findings and knowledge, exchange germinating ideas, and to explore new vision of environmental science which bridges natural and societal systems for their harmonized sustainability.


Call for participation and poster presentation

We welcome your participation and poster presentations at this symposium in the related topics. For your participation and presentations, please submit the registration form (as below) by January 26, 2018.


Registration form to be submitted to:


Registration form


  1. Name and title
  2. Affiliation and country
  3. E-mail address
  4. Poster presentation (Yes/No)
  5. If YES, title of the paper
  6. If YES, are you student? (Yes/No)
  7. If you need visa to visit Japan:

・Name (as it appears on the passport)

・Date of birth (Year) / (Month) / (Day)


・Post address where documents from organizing committee to be sent

  1. To whom wishing to present posters

Please provide your abstract (200 words) to be published on the symposium proceedings. You can download the abstract form in MS Word format. Please submit your abstract with your registration form (due date:  January 26, 2018). RBRC2018_abstract_sample


Poster presentation:

Each presenter is provided a poster board. Vertical / Portrait format in A0 size is suggested. A0 size poster measures: 841 mm width x 1189 mm height.


Tentative program:  (Detailed program  can be seen in tentative-agenda_180221)

March 9, 2018

9:20-9:30  Opening remarks

9:30-9:35  Greeting from the president

9:35-11:35 Invited oral presentations


11:50-16:00 Poster presentation (with lunch reception)

16:30-16:40 Poster awards ceremony (for student)

16:40-16:50 Closing remarks

Invited speakers:

Occurrence of Hg in fuel-gas and a new sorbent for its removal

  Wenhan Li, North China Electric Power University

Balance of energy utilization and environmental impacts in wastewater treatment processes

   Chao Hai Wei, South China University of Technology

Climate change impact assessment on dissolved organic carbon transport from the river basin to the coast of the Oyashio – a case study in the Kushiro Mire basin-

   Katsuaki Komai, Kitami Institute of Technology

How dissolved iron is transported from lands to oceans?

   Takeo Onishi, Gifu University

Lunch reception fee:

General (about 3000 JPY)

Student (about 1000 JPY)



River Basin Research Center, Gifu University


Supporting organizations/networks

Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources

Japan Long-Term Ecological Research Network(JaLTER)