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2009-2010 Activity

Graduation ceremony at GRIPS (16th September 2010)

Curriculum Message from students

5th October 2009 - 17th September 2010

Course schedule


2009 September 28th Arrival in Japan
October 5th Opening Ceremony at GRIPS

Presentation on Inception Report

8th Opening Ceremony at ICHARM
15th Field trip to the Kanto Region


Joint classes with the “JICA Training Program: Capacity Development for Flood Risk Management with IFAS” training course

12th Town Watching in Kurihashi Town
16th-18th Field trip to Chubu Region and Town Watching exercise in Ise City

Field trip to Kokai River Hydrological observatory

December 3rd Field trip to the Kanto Region
22nd 1st Interim Presentation
2010 January 21st 2nd Interim Presentation
April 13th

3rd Interim Presentation

20th-23rd Field trip to Chugoku & Kinki Region
May 26th-28th

Field trip to Touhoku & Kanto Region

June 3rd

4th Interim Presentation of Master Thesis

17th-18th  Field trip to Hokuriku Region
August 6th

Final Presentation of Master Thesis


Submission of Master Thesis to GRIPS

September 15th

Presentation of Action Plan


Graduation Ceremony at GRIPS


Closing Ceremony at JICA

18th Departure from Japan

Student List and Master's Thesis

Country Name Affiliation *Master Thesis


Mr. SAHA Partha Pratim

Sub-Divisional Engineer(Civil)/
Bangladesh Water Development Board
Flood Characteristics Analysis for Seven Hydrological Regions of Bangladesh

Mr. A.K.M. Saifuddin
Sub-Divisional Engineer (Civil)/
Bangladesh Water Development Board, Flood Forecasting & Warning Centre
Homogeneity and Trend Analysis of Temperature for Urban and Rural Areas


Mr. GONG Zhen Bin
Weather Forecast Service Engineer/
Fuzhou Weather Station,
Fuzhou Meteorological Bureau
Application of Artificial Neural Networks for Rainfall Forecasting in Fuzhou City


Ms. ZEWDE Zinash

Head of Addis Ababa regional hydrology office/
under Hydrology Department,
Ministry of Water Resourse
Development of Flood Forecasting Model in Middle Awash River Basin of Ethiopia


Staff of Directorate of Water Resources Management /
Directorate General of Water Resources,
Ministry of Public Works
Rainfall Runoff Modeling by using Adaptive-Network-based Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) - Case Study Ciliwung River -

Mr. RADEN Panji Satrio
Chief of@Subsection/
Bengawan Solo River Basin Management,
Directorate General of Water Resources,
Ministry of Public Works
Flood Characteristics Of Upper Solo River Sub-basin - Case Study : Surakarta City -

Mr. SUNTORO Gunawan
Staff of Program and Evaluation Division/
Serayu Opak River Basin Organization,
Directorate General of Water Resources,
Ministry of Public Works

Development of Rainfall Runoff Model for Bogowonto River Basin
by Using Tank Model


Mr. Nay Myo Lin
Asistant Engineer (Staff Officer)/
Irrigation Department,
Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation
Storm Surge Inundation Analysis of Cyclone Nargis Event


Mr. FANO Jerry Austria
Assistant Section Chief (Engineer III)/
Sabo Engineering Division
Flood Control & Sabo Engineering Center,
Department of Public Works and Highways
Establishment of Philippine Flood Risk Index by Province Based on Natural and Social Factors

Sri Lanka

Chaminda Sugeeswara
Divisional Irrigation Engineer/
Department of Irrigation
Development of Flood Forecasting Model For Upper Kalu River and Kalani River Basins in Sri Lanka Using Radial Basis Function Neural Networks


Mr. AMNATSAN Somchit
Chief of Water@Management Branch(Irrigation@Engineer)/
Regional Irrigation Office 2,
Royal Irrigation Department
Water Level Prediction in Nan River, Thailand Using Wavelet Neural Network


Mr. Shiro Hishinuma

Engineer/Nippon Koei Co., Ltd.

Interregional Comparison of Climate Change Impact using Flood and Drought Duration Curves
(*With the permission from GRIPS)


Click Course Number to view each syllabus.

(This curriculum is for 2009-2010. It is subject to change.)
Course Number Lecture Lecturer
DMP200E Disaster Mitigation Policy Prof. Morichi (GRIPS)
DMP201E Disaster Risk Management Prof. Okazaki (GRIPS)
DMP280E Basic Hydrology Prof. Jayawardena (ICHARM),
Mr. Fukami (ICHARM),
Dr. Kubota & Dr. Tanaka (JAXA)
DMP281E Hydraulics Prof. Ishikawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
DMP282E Basic Concepts of Integrated Flood Risk management (IFRM) Prof. Takeuchi (ICHARM),
Dr. Yoshii (CERI),
Prof. Oki (Tokyo University),
Mr. Imbe (ARSIT),
Prof. Onda (Tsukuba Univeristy),
Dr. Wakigawa (JICE)
DMP283E Local Disaster Management and Hazard Mapping

Prof. Tanaka (ICHARM),
Project Prof. Kudo (ICHARM),
Prof. Umitsu (Nagoya University),
Prof, Hayashi (Kyoto University)

DMP380E Advanced Hydrology Prof. Jayawardena (ICHARM)
DMP381E Flood Hydraulics and Sediment Transport Prof. Fukuoka (Chuo University),
Prof. Watanabe (Kitami Institute of Technology)
DMP382E Mechanics of Sediment Transportation and River Changes Prof. Egashira (NEWJEC Inc.)
DMP383E Sustainable Reservoir Development & Management Dr. Sakamoto (PWRI), Mr. Umino (PWRI), Prof. Kawasaki (Yamaguchi University), Dr. Amano (NILIM), Prof.Sumi (Kyoto University), Dr. Yamaguchi (PWRI), Dr. Kashiwai (JDEC), Prof. Matsumoto (JDEC)
DMP384E Control Measures for Landslide & Debris Flow Prof. Ishikawa (Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology), Dr. Takanashi (Asia Air Survey
CO.,LTD), Dr. Osanai (NILIM), Dr. Ikeya (SABO Technical
Center), Ass. Prof. Yamada (Mie University), Mr. Watanabe,
(Institute for International Development, Disaster Prevention and Peace Inc.), Mr. Yoshimatsu (Institute of Slope Technology), Dr. Ishii (PWRI), Dr. Tsunaki (SABO Technical
Center), Dr. Fujisawa (PWRI), Mr. Ishida (PWRI)
DMP180E Computer Programming Lect. Hai & Lect. Rajapakse (ICHARM)
DMP284E Practice on Hydraulics Lect. Yorozuya (ICHARM)
DMP285E Practice on Inundation Analysis Lect. Magome (ICHARM),
Asso. Prof. Osti (ICHARM)
DMP286E Practice on Local Disaster Management Plan Prof. Tanaka (ICHARM)
DMP385E Practice on Advanced Hydrology Prof. Jayawardena (ICHARM)
DMP386E Practice on Flood Forecasting Mr. Fukami (ICHARM),
Mr. Matsuki (IDI),
DMP387E Practice on Sustainable Reservoir Development & Management Prof. Matsumoto (JDEC)
DMP388E Practice on Control Measures for Landslide & Debris Flow Prof. Okubo (Japan Sabo

Message from students
Mr. SAHA Partha Pratim

This Master’s course is a very effective course for the professional engineers who deal with water related disasters. Apart from the classes this course includes many study tours at different water related structures of Japan which gives the participants an idea about the disaster history and the mitigation measures taken by Japan. Participants can attend many Research and Development seminars arranged by ICHARM. This is also a good opportunity to learn about water related problems around the world. As a participants of this course I have learn a lot which will be very fruitful for my future career.

I hope future participants will extract as much as possible from this course and will contribute to the respective country after completion of this course.

Mr. UDDIN A.K.M. Saif
ICHARM provides world class education to us. Its teaching faculty consists of excellent academics with long track record of teaching and research. ICHARM also arranges classes conducted by renowned professor and researchers of different universities and research organizations.
The researchers working at ICHARM are very friendly and always eager to cooperate with the students. ICHARM also hosts Research and Development Seminar regularly where famous researchers around the world share their latest findings and thoughts with the audience. ICHARM provided online access to e-journals, arranged software and gave all out support for research during the individual study. The supervisors and advisors were constantly guiding and supervising the progress of the students. ICHARM was always ready to solve any problems the students might have through discussion in Homeroom and also individual communication. The warm behavior of ever smiling ICHARM officials impressed all of the students. For me, for the last one year this ICHARM became a home away from home. I am grateful to ICHARM for expanding the horizon of my knowledge and I am proud to say that I belong to this excellent organization. I wish ICHARM a bright future.
Mr. GONG Zhen Bin
This course is a great course that has a very successful combination between theory study and field trips. From this course, I learned not only fundamental hydrology and hydraulic knowledge, but also a lot of practical techniques on flood control and flood risk management. It will be quite useful for my career. I have a small suggestion that after we finish the fundamental theory study, such as hydrology, hydraulic, ICHARM can separate us into different groups according to our major, such as dam, sabo, flood risk management, forecast, etc. and designate different researchers that focus on different subjects. The participants also can choose their favorite subjects. I think it will be better for us to focus on our job in the future.
Ms. ZEWDE Zinash Mekonnen
The professors who gave us lectures are very interested to teach us what they know I also appreciate this. The lectures during those 6 months are problem oriented and more of practical this also the special part of this course. The lecturers gave us lectures based on our country flood, landslide, etc. problems and they try to mention some solution for our problems they need some feedback from us about the problem to discuss about it. Another important remark is I appreciate the field trip for visiting different structural countermeasures implemented in Japan and also the town watching exercise I really appreciate that.
I considered myself very lucky to have a chance to join the program. I and other participants were taught by experienced, professional and reputable lectures in their fields. The given modules were also appropriate and adequate to the course as solutions oriented program. And not only lectures, participants were also gained experiences from field trip. So, only within one year, there were so much information, knowledge and experiences which will be very useful to my future career. Upon returning to my country, I will not hesitate to share them with all my colleagues.

And for the next participants who will join this course, I hope you can take the most advantage of this course. There are so many experiences and knowledge for you to dig together with this course !!
Mr. RADEN Panji Satrio

There were good times and nice memories studied at ICHARM. Studying in ICHARM has opened my mind how we should do something for our organization in the future.

My messages for new students are “be focused on your study at ICHARM from beginning until the end of the course and you can get many achievements from that” and “enjoy your life in Japan."

Mr. SUNTORO Gunawan

I am very proud to finish my master program in Japan, especially in ICHARM. After finishing my study in ICHARM, I have some resolutions within one year. I want to share what I got in Japan such as the daily life, Japanese people, and Japanese culture. The most important is the knowledge.
Also I want to improve the quality of hydrology data in my office. The information about those data must be shared to the people who need. I hope my colleagues and my boss in my office will support me.

To the future students, I just want to say :  GAMBATE KUDASAI !

Mr. Nay Myo Lin
Having such a long history or recurrent flood disasters due to the natural conditions, Japan has developed knowledge and technologies. In Myanmar, we are mostly suffered from flood disasters among the various disasters. It is the largest barrier for developing country to build up developed country. Gaining the specific knowledge about the basic concepts of integrated flood risk management in structural and other non-structural measures, GIS application, advanced hydrology and hydraulic, disaster management policy and also Japan’s flood control strategies with advanced technical know-how and experience can practically utilize in implementation of disaster mitigation work in my country.

I am thankful to JICA, ICHARM and GRIPS for giving me such a learning opportunity and support of this study. I extend my grateful thanks to ICHARM staff and JICA staff. All of them have been doing their utmost effort to provide us with great help for our studying and living here in Japan.
Mr. FANO Jerry Austria
This course is a very significant program that gave us students many ideas about the solutions to flood-related disasters based on Japan’s experiences and allowed us to understand the broad spectrum of flood disaster mitigation. The distinguished professors in ICHARM with their scholarly advice always challenged us to enhance our problem-solving capability – by allowing us to focus more on practical rather than the theoretical aspects. Personally, this will enhance my capability to meet the myriad challenges of flooding, which I can effectively and efficiently contribute in the planning and implementation of flood disaster mitigation plans in my work in the Philippines. So to the incoming students of this 4th batch of master course: study diligently, work hard on your thesis and above all enjoy the learning experience that is ahead of you!
Mr. S.C. Sugeeswara
(Sri Lanka)

During the master course, ICHARM arranged us to hear best academic and practicing professionals in the field of water related disaster management in Japan. Also we had great chances of getting the field experience by visiting various field works all over Japan related to disaster mitigation works. I believe that ICHARM have arranged the master course not only to train students but also to change their attitudes positively.

I want to impress future students of ICHARM to get the maximum benefit of ICHARM resources to get them trained. Specially, they should keep in mind that fully qualified and well experienced ICHARM staff is always ready to give their knowledge to master course students.

I wish ICHARM could serve their mission for the sake of the mankind in future too.

Mr. AMNATSAN Somchit
One year in Japan, it is a long period for me to stay abroad. However, the kind hospitality of Japanese people and ICHARM members makes me feel not much different from staying in my home country, Thailand. Within this valuable period, I have learned many things in both academic and social sides. In academic side, ICHARM have provided me a very useful knowledge and experience which is adaptable to solve flood-related problem in my country.

On this occasion, I would like to leave my message to next year participants that you are very lucky persons to join this training course. Please try to learn and do best in your study. You will finally find that all knowledge you gain is useful for you and your country.
Mr. Shiro Hishinuma

This master course is tough. We have been stretched through lectures, exercises, field visits, and individual study. However, I’m sure that all the requirements have developed our capacity of water related disaster management.
This master course is unique. Participants from different countries gather in Japan and spend one year. Discussion with other participants helps me understand diversity.
This master course is being improved. I appreciate that ICHARM staffs always try to improve contents and learning environment of the master course based on our feedback.

To new comer friends, I leave a message that participating in this master course must be an investment for your future and your country’s future. Study hard and enjoy Japan!

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