Today, we visited the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, which is part of Kyoto University. On this location, a lot of research is done on the prevention of the many disasters Japan and the rest of world are dealing with, using not only theoretical background but also the laboratories of the university. The first presentation was … Continue reading "Kyoto University"
On October 12 the disaster prevention research institute of the Kyoto University took us to the Amagase dam. The Amagase dam is located on the south side of Kyoto and has only inflow from lake Biwa, which we already visited. Kyoto University chartered a bus to take us to the dam from the station where … Continue reading "Amagase dam"
The third and last excursion of today, 11th of October, was a visit to a construction site of the Shin Meishin Expressway. The construction company in charge is called NEXCO, and two employees and our interpreter delivered a nice presentation which included showing us some sketches for construction. NEXCO is a Japanese company established in … Continue reading "Shin-Meishin Expressway"
For the second part of the excursion at the Kyoto municipality, we went to the Setagawa dam in the Seta river, about 20 km south-east of Kyoto. First, we were shown two videos about the water system in the area of the dam. Then we could visit the dam itself, followed by a short visit … Continue reading "Setagawa weir"
Our first excursion today was to the Kyoto Prefectural Office. This visit consisted of mainly two parts. First, a presentation was given followed by a short discussion. Second, a weir was visited. This visit report is about the first part. There were two presentations given by the Prefectural Government. Both recognized a huge problem Japan is … Continue reading "Kyoto Prefectural Office"