Prof. TAKARA Kaoru

Innovative Disaster Prevention Technology and Policy Research Lab.,                         
Division of Disaster Management for Safe and Secure Society,
                         
Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI),


Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
TEL: +81-774-38-4125

FAX: +81-774-38-4130 (Direct) or +81-774-38-4030 (DPRI Office)
E-mail: takara.kaoru.7v@kyoto-u.ac.jp



Education
Professional Experiences
Major Academic Services
Memberships of Academic Societies
Award
Contributions to International Scientific Journals
List of publications (as of June 2009)
Lecture List [pdf]


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Education :

Doctor of Engineering (Kyoto University , Japan ), January 23, 1990
"Evaluation of Stochastic/Statistical Models and Methods in Water Resources Systems"

Master of Engineering (Graduate School of Civil Engineering, Kyoto University ), March 23, 1981

Bachelor of Engineering (School of Civil Engineering, Kyoto University ), March 31, 1979




Professional Experiences :

Oct. 1, 2010 – to date

Assistant to the Executive Vice-President, Kyoto University

Apr. 1, 2009 – Oct. 8, 2010

Vice Director, DPRI, Kyoto University

Apr. 1, 2005 – Mar. 31, 2007

Vice Director, DPRI, Kyoto University

Apr. 1, 2005 - to date

Professor, Innovative Disaster Prevention Technology and Policy Research Lab.,

Division of Disaster Management for Safe and Secure Society,

DPRI, Kyoto University

Nov. 1, 1998 - Mar. 31, 2005

Professor, Flood Disaster Research Section,

Division of Fluvial and Marine Disasters,

DPRI, Kyoto University

March 29, 1998 - May 28, 1998

Visiting Scientist, the Institute of Hydrology, Wallingford, UK; International Institute for Infrastructure, Hydraulics and Environment (IHE), Delft, The Netherlands; and Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany (Dispatched by the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture of Japan ).

May 11, 1996 - Oct. 31, 1998

Associate Professor,Water Resources Research Center,

DPRI, Kyoto University

April 1, 1994 - May 10, 1996

Associate Professor, Drainage Engineering Research Section,

DPRI, Kyoto University

Nov. 24, 1992 - Sep. 20, 1993

Visiting Scientist, School of Civil & Environmental
Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

(Dispatched by Monbusho, the Ministry of Education,

Science, Sports and Clture of Japan).

April 1, 1990 - March 31, 1994

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,

Gifu University Japan

April 1, 1981 - March 31, 1990

Instructor (Full time research associate),

Chair of Hydrology an Water Resources Engineering,

School of Civil Engineering, Kyoto University.



Major Academic Services :

Feb. 2013 - to date

Chair, Japanese National Committee for International Water Resources Association (IWRA)

Jan. 2013 - to date

Director of Executive Board, IWRA

June 2011 - May 2013

Chairman, Committee on Hydroscience and Hydraulic Engineering, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE)

Apr. 2011 - Mar. 2013

Chairman, Natural Disaster Research Council, Kyoto University

Feb. 2010 - to date

Chairman, Japanese National Committee for UNESCO-IHP

Jan. 2010 - to date

Member, Results Management Council, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), World Bank

Dec. 2009 - to date

Member of Japanese National Commission for UNESCO

Oct. 2008 - to date

Adjunct Professor, United Nations University

June 2008 - July 2010

Vice Chairperson, Intergovernmental Council of International Hydrological Progrrame (IHP), UNESCO

Sep. 2007 - Aug. 2012

Expert member, Scientific and Technological Committee, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)

Apr. 2001 - Mar. 2011

Advisor for Large Disaster Investigations, Natural Disaster Research Council, Kyoto University

Oct. 2000 - Mar. 2001

Advisor for Large Disaster Investigations, Natural Disaster Science Liaison Committee

Oct. 1999 - Nov. 2012

Secretary, Regional Steering Committee (RSC) for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, UNESCO-IHP

Nov. 1996 - to date

Member of Technical Sub-Committee for Asian Pacific FRIEND,
The Regional Steering Committee for Southeast Asia
and the Pacific, UNESCO-IHP

June 1997 - to date

Member of Japanese National Committee for UNESCO-IHP
(International Hydrological Programme)

Apr. 1996 - Mar.1999

Treasurer and Director, Board of the Directors,

Japan Society for Natural Disaster Science (JSNDS)

Oct. 1996 - Mar. 2000

Head, Hydrological Process Science Team, the Earth Observation Committee (EOC),
the Forum of Earth Science and Technology,
Earth Science & Technology Organization (ESTO), Japan

Sep. 1995 - May 1999

Head, Division of Hydrology and Water Resources, Committee on Hydraulics,

Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE)

Apr. 1994 - Sep. 1996

Head, Hydrological Process Science Team, Earth Environment Observation Committee (EEOC), Remote Sensing Technology Center (RESTEC), Japan




Memberships of Academic Societies :

<International Societies>
- AGU (American Geophysics Union )
- ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE)
- AWRA (American Water Resources ssociation)
- IAHR (International Association for Hydraulic Research)
- IAHS (International Association of Hydrological Sciences)
- IWRA (International Water Resouces Association)
- RSPS (The Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society)


<Japanese Societies>
- GISA (Geographic Information Sytems Association)
- JAHS (Japanese Association of Hydrological Sciences)
- JSAS (Japanese Society of Applid Statistics)
- JSCE Japan Society of Civil Engineers)
- JSHWR (Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Reources)
- JSNDS (Japan Society for Natural Disaster)
- JSPRS (Japan Society of Photogrammetry Remote Sensing)
- RSSJ (Remote Sensing Society of Japan)
- JWF (Japan Water Forum)




Awards :

2001.5 The 2000 Best Paper Award, JSCE, gResearch on Hydrologic Frequency Analysish
2003.3 The Best Messenger Award, gWater Voiceh Project, The Third World Water Forum, Kyoto, Japan
2007.5 The 2006 Best Paper Award, JSCE, gHydrological Modeling and Flood Forecasting System in the Yodo River Basin in Japanh
2007.5 The Encouragement Prize for International Activities, JSCE



Contributions to International Scientific Journals :

 

- Associate Editor, Journal of Flood Risk Management (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007- )

- Journal Management Committee Member, Landslides (Springer, 2004- )

- Advisory Board Member, International Journal of River Basin Management (IAHR, 2003- )

- Advisory Board Member, Journal of Hydroinformatics (IWA, 1999- )

- Editorial Board Member, Urban Water Journal (Taylor & Francis, 1999- )