1st International Symposium of River Basin Studies

Title of the symposium:

International symposium of river basin studies – towards the interdisciplinary study for sustainable basin environment and human well-being –


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 December 27, 2016 January 9, 2017.

tentative agenda.pdf <= Tentative agenda of the symposium is now available. Please find an link. 

[Registration form]

1. Name and title

2. Affiliation and country

4. E-mail address

5. Poster presentation (Yes/No)

6. If YES, title of the paper

7. If YES, are you student? (Yes/No)

8. 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

9. 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:  December 27, 2016).

Registration form to be submitted to: rbrc2017@green.gifu-u.ac.jp

International symposium agenda [pdf file]

Abstract sample [word file]



March 7, 2017



Gifu University,

1-1 Yanagido, Gifu, 501-1193 Japan

Tentative program:

March 7, 2017

9:00-9:10     Opening remarks

9:10-10:45 Invited oral presentations


11:15-14:00 Poster presentation (with lunch reception)

16:10-16:20 Poster awards ceremony (for student)

16:20-16:30   Closing remarks


Lunch reception fee:

General (about 3000 JPY)

Student (about 1000 JPY)



River Basin Research Center, Gifu University



mail: rbrc2017@green.gifu-u.ac.jp