Conference Program


The symposium will also cover themes related to ecohydraulics, riparian and lake ecosystems; for example hydraulics, water engineering, fluvial processes and geomorphology, riparian ecology, etc

Program at a Glance

Program (oral presentation)

Program (poster presentation)

Date Contents Venue
18th August Saturday Afternoon Kurita ecohydraulics
Akihabara Convention Hall
Evening Icebreak
19th August Sunday Morning Registration
Kurita ecohydraulics
Short course
Akihabara Convention Hall
Afternoon Registration
Short course
Keynote lecture
20th August Monday Morning Registration
Keynote lecture
Parallel sessions
Nihon University Building No. 1
Afternoon Parallel sessions
Evening Ecohydraulics section meeting
21th August Tuesday Morning Registration
Keynote lecture
Parallel sessions
Nihon University Building No. 1
Afternoon Parallel sessions
Evening ECoENet meeting
22th August Wednesday Technical visit TBA
23th August Thursday Morning Registration
Keynote lecture
Parallel sessions
Nihon University Building No. 1
Afternoon Parallel sessions
Evening Banquet
24th August Friday Morning Registration
Keynote lecture
Parallel sessions
Nihon University Building No. 1
Afternoon Parallel sessions Closing

Presymposium Workshop

Kurita Ecohydraulics Workshop-ECoENet
Interdisciplinarity in Ecohydraulics: an early career perspective

The Kurita ecohydraulics workshop, supported by the Kurita Water and Environment Foundation is organized by ECoENet and ISE2018's LOC and will focus on guided discussions around interdisciplinarity in Ecohydraulics. Further details are provided below:


ECoENet is an international research consisting of research students and early career researchers (ECRs) working within Ecohydraulics and the wider river sciences. ECoENet aims to help ECRs find opportunities and overcome challenges as they begin their careers. We have placed emphasis on holding workshops where we involve ECRs in brainstorming sessions focused on identifying opportunities and challenges, either from their individual experiences or following ideas provoked by keynotes from established researchers. ECoENet aims to develop platform to help ECRs find opportunities and overcome challenges they identified by providing tools and resources. Through our close association with the ecohydraulics and wider river science communities, our members can have a real impact on the future direction of river science for the benefit of academic knowledge and environmental management outcomes.
The findings of our first workshop at the International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE 2016) identified that ECRs need to develop their careers on an international scale in a way that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries (Wilkes et al., 2016).

The workshop and the keynotes:

We propose a 2 half-days pre-symposium workshop in which senior scientists Fiona Dyer, Michael Stewardson, Eva Enders and Greg Pasternack amongst others (TBC) will provide the basis for a group discussion on integrating ecological, physical and social values in river science. We will hear the keynotes experiences and use small group discussions to engage ECRs in brainstorming sessions focused on identifying opportunities and challenges around the topic area.
We will also count with the participation of Atle Harby, Francisco Martinez-Capel and Thom Hardy as synthesis keynotes, given their long-standing role in the Ecohydraulics community.


The pre-conference workshop is scheduled in line with the ‘Un’-official ISE2018 icebreaker on Saturday evening and the Official ISE2018 opening on Sunday.

18 August (Sat)

13:00-13:15 Introduction to the workshop by EcoENEt
13:15-14:00 Introduction to the topic by keynote contributions, based on their experience in Ecohydraulics research
14:00-15:00 Questions and Answers via mobile app approaches
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:30 Open Science Technology approach (e.g. World café) discussions
From 18:30: ‘Un’-official ice-breaker of the ISE2018

19 August (Sunday)

10:00-11:00 Discussions on any remaining/ new issues
11:00-11:45 Synthesis keynotes’ statement
11:45-12:30 Summary of main ideas and way forward
Lunch break
14:00 Official opening of the ISE 2018

Venue and room:

Akihabara Convention Hall**
Akihabara Dai Bldg 2F, 1-18-13 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo 101-0021, Japan
**Please note this is the venue for all pre-symposium events and Official opening of the ISE 2018

Akihabara Convention Hall

(main conference at the close by Nihon University College of Science and Technology)

Registration and price:

This event is FREE thanks to Kurita Water and Environment Foundation Free registration is available through the regular conference sign-in.
Please check the ISE2018 website for updates.


Twitter: @ecoenet


Roser Casas-Mulet (Technical University of Munich, Germany):
Ana Adeva Bustos (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway):
Davide Vanzo (Switzerland):
General EcoENet enquiries:


Short Course

DIY Sensing and Logging with Open Hardware

Length: August 19 (Sun) 9:00 – 14:00
Number of participants: Max. 25
Cost: 24,000 JPY / participant (includes take-home Open Hardware-based temperature sensor built during the course)
Venue: Akihabara Convention Hall*
*Please note this is the venue for all pre-symposium events and Official opening of the ISE 2018

Sound ecohydraulic studies require quality field measurements.
Too often we would like to collect simple data such as the water depth and temperature at multiple locations, but are limited by the cost and restrictions placed on us by commercial devices.
Wouldn't it be nice to make your own sensors which measure just what you need, when and where you need it?
In this course, we will teach you the basics of open source, low-cost (50 EUR), microcontroller platforms with a world-wide community (e.g. Arduino, Feather, etc.).
This one-day hands-on course will provide you with everything you need to build your own sensor and logger, and get you started with the basics of programming and electronics.
At the end of the course, each participant will have their own open hardware-based temperature sensor-logger to take home.


Dr. Jeffrey A. Tuhtan leads the Environmental Sensing and Intelligence group at the Centre of Biorobotics and has 10+ years of experience in ecohydraulic engineering, field work and underwater sensor development.
Dr. Juan Fran Fuentes-Perez is a researcher and engineer at the Centre for Biorobotics specialized in underwater sensor developing and environmental monitoring.

centre for biorobotics

Special Session

List of special session (Details: Click here)

ID Contents
Keynote Session 1 Title: The ecohydrology of river vegetation
Organizer: Dr. Matthew O’Hare (CEH Edinburgh, Bush estate, Penicuik, EH26 0QB, UK)
Keywords: macrophyte, ecohydrology, ecohydraulics, riparian, flume
Keynote Session 2 Title: Ecohydraulics in River Restoration
Organizers: Dr. Gregory Pasternack, (University of California at Davis, Davis, CA), Dr. Martin Thoms (University of New England, Armidale, NSW), Dr. Hamish Moir (Rivers and Lochs Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands; cbec eco-engineering UK Ltd), Dr. Hironori Hayashi (Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan)
Keywords: River restoration, ecohydraulics, channel design
Keynote Session 3 Title: Using advanced genomics techniques to research and monitor freshwater biodiversity
Organizers: Michael Monaghan (IGB, Germany), Kozo Watanabe (Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan)
Keywords: genomics; biodiversity; DNA-metabarcoding; eDNA; next-generation sequencing; assessment; monitoring; genetic databases
Keynote Session 4 Title: Integrating Ecohydraulics and Ecohydrology in Environmental Flow Assessments
Organizers: Dr. F. Martinez-Capel (Chair of the Ecohydraulics Committee, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain), M. McClain (Professor in Ecohydrology, UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands), M. Stewardson (Vice-Chair of the Ecohydraulics Committee, The University of Melbourne), R. Tharme (Director of Riverfutures, England), J.T. Hickey (USACE, Hydrologic Engineering Center, CEIWR-HEC, California)
Keywords: Ecohydraulics, ecohydrology, environmental flow, habitat modelling, ecological responses, holistic methods, hydrological alteration, basin-scale assessment
Keynote Session 5 Title: Mitigating environmental impacts of dams: integrating ecohydraulics in the development of effective screening and fish passage
Organizers: Professor Paul Kemp, Dr Martin Wilkes, Professor Oscar Link, Professor Luiz Silva, Professor Paulo Pompeu, Professor Evelyn Habit
Keywords: fish passage, fishways, bypasses, hydropower, screens
ID Contents
Special Session 6 Title: Towards Activating the Role of Wetlands in Mitigating the Global Warming
Organizer(s): Dr. Ebrahem M. Eid (Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Kafr El-Sheikh University, Kafr El-Sheikh 33516, Egypt)
Keywords: Carbon capture and sequestration; Climate change; Global warming; Kyoto Protocol; Loss of wetlands; Mitigation and adaptation strategies; Mitigation measures; Simulation models; Soil organic carbon; Wetland management; Restoration of wetlands.
Special Session 7 Title: Basic Concept and Effectiveness of Eco-DRR
Organizer(s): Prof. Dr. Yukihiro Shimatani (Kyushu University, Japan)
Keywords: Eco-DRR, traditional knowledge, mangrove, riparian and coastal forest, resilience
Special Session 8 Title: Assessing the eco-hydraulic implications of sediment transport: novel methods and tools
Organizer(s): Dr. Manousos Valyrakis (University of Glasgow), Dr. Oral Yagci (Istanbul Technical University), Dr. Mário J. Franca (IHE - Delft Institute for water education, The Netherlands), Professor Chunning Ji (Tianjin University), Dr. Dong Xu Dong Xu (Tianjin University)
Keywords: turbulence, sediment transport, monitoring
Special Session 9 Title: Innovative measurement and modelling techniques in the lab and field
Organizer(s):Dr. Jeffrey A. Tuhtan (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia), Dr. Markus Noack (Universität Stuttgart, Germany), Dr. Rafael Muñoz-Mas (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain), Dr. Shinji Fukuda (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan)
Keywords: velocity, pressure, vorticity, turbulence, turbidity, temperature, vegetation, fish, flow sensing, classification, machine learning, sensor networks, underwater robotics
Special Session 10 Title: Advances in ecohydraulic modeling: metrics and approaches towards genuinely integrated models
Organizer(s): Dr. Davide Vanzo (Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). Zürich, Switzerland), Dr. Christoph Hauer (Inst. for Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Univ. of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU). Vienna, Austria), Dr.- Ing. Klaus Jorde (KJ Consult. Klagenfurt, Austria), Dr. Alexander McCluskey (Fakultät Bau Geo Umwelt, University Technische Universität München (TUM). Munich, Germany), Dr. Valerie Ouellet (The University of Birmingham, UK), Emilio Politti (Dept. of Civil Environmental and Mechanical Engineering (DICAM), University of Trento. Trento, Italy), Dr. Nicolas Lamouroux (Irstea Lyon, France), Dr. Davide Vettori (Dept. of Geography, Loughborough University. Loughborough, UK), Prof. Daniele Tonina (Dept. of Civil Engineering, Center for Ecohydraulics Research, University of Idaho. Boise, Idaho, USA), Dr. Paolo Vezza (Dept. of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering, Polytechnic University of Torino. Torino, Italy)
Keywords: modeling, physical habitat, vegetation, sediment, interface, surface and subsurface hydraulics
Special Session 11 Title: Innovative Monitoring Techniques for Ecohydraulic Research’
Organizer(s): Dr. Ellis Penning (Deltares, Delft, The Netherlands) and Dr. Daniele Tonina (Univ. of Idaho, Boise, USA)
Keywords: innovative monitoring techniques, remotely operated vehicles, sensor development, online data acquisition, spatial scales
Special Session 12 Title: Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) and combined defense against tsunami and storm surge by artificial and natural systems
Organizer(s): Prof. Norio Tanaka (Saitama University, Japan), Prof. Sundar, V. (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India), Prof. Murali, K. (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India), Dr. Nandasena, N.A.K. (University of Auckland, New Zealand), Dr. Samarakoon, M. (General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka), Dr. Iimura, K. (Utsunomiya University, Japan)
Keywords: Bioshield, Eco-DRR, combined defense, energy reduction of tsunami
Special Session 13 Title: Restoring River-Floodplain Connectivity and Riparian Ecosystems
Organizer(s): Dr. Kumud Acharya (Research Professor, Desert Research Institute, NV, USA), Dr. Mark Stone (Associate Professor, University of New Mexico, NM, USA), Dr. Ryan Morrison (Assistant Professor, Colorado State University, CO, USA), Dr. Shaohua Marko Hsu (Professor, Feng Chia University, Feng Chia, Taiwan), Dr. Yiping Li (Professor, Hohai University, Nanjing, China),
Special Session 14 Title: People and Politics in Ecohydraulics
Organizer(s): Marin Wilkes (Centre for Agroecology, Water & Resilience, Coventry University, UK), Tom Wakeford (Centre for Agroecology, Water & Resilience, Coventry University, UK), Luiz Silva (Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Brazil/Charles Sturt University, Australia)
Keywords: Policy; public; citizen science; participatory research; critical physical geography; political ecology
Special Session 15 Title: Riparian Vegetation Processes – Knowledge, Modelling and Management
Organizer(s): Dr. Hyoseop Woo (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea), Dr. Takashi Asaeda (Saitama University, Japan), Dr. S.-U. Choi (Yonsei Univ., South Korea), Dr. Mahito Kamada (Tokushima University, Japan), Dr. Gregory Egger (Austria), Dr. Rohan Benjankar (Southern Illinois University, USA), Dr. Félix Francés (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain), Dr. Onyx Wai (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Dr. Diego García de Jalón Lastra (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), Dr. Qiuwen Chen (Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, China), Prof. Yuji Toda (Nagoya University)
Keywords: riparian vegetation, dynamic succession model, ‘white to green’ river, adaptive management
Special Session 16 Title: Development of the Kanto Region Ecological Network
Organizer(s): Masami Hasegawa (Ph.D, Professor, Toho University)
Keywords: Wetland restoration, habitat recovery, economic development, and economic revitalization
Special Session 17 Title: Integration of Eco-hydrology with RS and GIS for monitoring water resources.
Organizer(s): Dr. Le Quoc Hung (Vietnam National Remote Sensing Department, Vietnam), Assoc. Prof. Dr Tran Ngoc Anh (VNU University of Science -Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam), Dang Truong Giang (Vietnam National Remote Sensing Department; , Vietnam), Dr. Tran Tuan Ngoc (National Remote Sensing Department, Vietnam), Dr. Chu Hai Tung (Vietnam National Remote Sensing Department, Vietnam), Assoc. Prof. Pham Van Cu (Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam)
Keywords: Eco-hydrology, RS, GIS, water management, water disaster, climate change.
Special Session 18 Title: A Thousand And One Ways to Explore Hydrosystems Using Remote Sensing
Organizer(s): AAna Adeva Bustos (NTNU, Norway), Christian Haas (I AM HYDRO, Germany), Knut Alfredsen (NTNU, Norway), Richard Hedger (NINA, Norway), Håkon Sundt (NTNU, Norway)
Keywords: Remote sensing applications, sustainable management, remote sensing methods, remote sensing challenges
Special Session 19 Title: Hydrology and ecology of brackish water zones
Organizer(s): Masumi Yamamuro (The University of Tokyo, Chiba, Japan), Takashi Asaeda (Saitama University, Saitama, Japan)
Keywords: brackish water; salinity stratification; anoxic zone; benthic invertebrates; Corbicula clam
Special Session 20 Title: GIS and remote sensing application on rivers and watersheds management
Organizer(s): Dr. H.L.K. Sanjaya (Department of Limnology and Water Technology, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences and Technology, University of Ruhuna Matara, 81000, Sri Lanka)
Keywords: GIS and remote sensing, satellite imagery, river dynamics,watersheds, river dynamics
Special Session 21 Title: Clarification of biotic production mechanism and application for river ecosystem management — Collaborative research through integration of ecology and river engineering —
Organizer(s): Masatoshi Denda (Public Works Research institute, Water environmental group, River restoration team, Japan)
Keywords: Morphology and hydraulics; Pool and riffle structure; Primary and secondary production; Management criteria of productivity
Special Session 22 Title: Ecohydraulic approaches to analyse multiple stressors in aquatic ecosystems
Organizer(s): Thomas Hein (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna & WasserCluster Lunz, Dept. Water – Atmosphere – Environment, Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33, 1180 Vienna), Takashi Asaeda (Saitama University, Department of Environmental Science, 255 Shimo-okubo, Sakura, Saitama, 338-8570 Japan), Elisabeth Bondar-Kunze (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna & WasserCluster Lunz, Dept. Water – Atmosphere – Environment, Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33, 1180 Vienna)
Keywords: drivers, pressures, multiple pressure effects, synergistic effects, antagonistic effects
Special Session 23 Title: Towards better management of discontinuity of rivers: impacts, and potential and challenges in water level controls of reservoirs, artificial flow releases from dams, and gravel augmentation
Organizer(s): Junjiro Negishi (Hokkaido University, Japan), Kazuhiro Azami (OYO Corporation, Japan), Chihiro Yoshimura (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Keywords: biodiversity; channel network; ecosystem restoration; flow; food-web; invasive species; sediment
Special Session 24 Title: Dam reservoir and surrounding ecosystems in monsoon Asia
Organizer(s): Kazuhiro Azami (Oyo Co), Hidetaka Ichiyanagi (Watershed Environmental Center) and Kazumi Tanida (Osaka Museum of Natural History)
Keywords: reservoir, ecotone, regulated streams, inflow streams
Special Session 25 Title: Physical-chemical processes and ecosystems in riparian zones
Organizer(s): Dr. Taku Fujiwara (Professor, Kochi University, Japan), Dr. Hao Zhang (Associate Professor, Kochi University, Japan)
Keywords: Hydraulics, vegetation, forest, pollutant, nutrient, biology
Special Session 26 Title: Transdisciplinary Management of Wadi Flash Floods in the Arid and Semiarid Environments
Organizer(s): Prof. Tetsuya Sumi (Kyoto University, Japan), Assoc. Prof. Sameh Kantoush (Kyoto University, Japan), Prof. Reinhard Hinkelmann (TU Berlin, Germany), Prof. Ekkehard Holzbecher (German University of Technology, Oman), Prof. Uwe Tröger (TU Berlin Campus El Gouna, Germany), Prof. Marco Borga (Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, University of Padova), Dr. Mohamed Saber (Kyoto University, Japan), Prof. Karima Attia (NWRC, MWRI, Egypt), Dr. Saif Al Hinai (Water Management Systems, Oman), Prof. Dalila Loudy (University Hassan II – Casablanca, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Morocco), Prof. Gamal Abdo (Water Research Center, University of Khartoum, Sudan)
Keywords: Wadi ecosystem, Flash flood management, Hydrological modelling, Climate change, Arid-Semi arid region, Ecological biodiversity
Special Session 27 Title: Integrated Sediment and Flow Management for River Ecosystem Restoration under the Impact of Dam Construction
Organizer(s): Associate Prof. Yasuhiro Takemon (Kyoto University, Japan), Prof. G. Mathias Kondolf (University of California Berkeley, USA), Senior Researcher Giyoung Ock (National Institute of Ecology, Korea), Assistant Prof. Sohei Kobayashi (Kyoto University, Japan)
Keywords: river ecosystem, habitatology, dam impact, sediment augmentation, environmental flow, channel geomorphology
Special Session 28 Title: Current situation and problems of water environment in Myanmar
Organizer(s): Takeshi Fujino (Assoc. Prof. of Saitama University, Japan), Noriko Tominaga (Former Prof. of Ochanomizu University, Japan), Kazumi Fujikawa (Kochi Makino Botanical Garden, Japan), Aung Nanda (Myanmar Sustainable Development Engineering Services Co., Ltd., Myanmar), Frauke Kraas (Geographer University of Cologne Geographisches Institut, Germany), Hnin Wityi (International division, CTI Engineering Co., Ltd., Japan)
Keywords: Environmental & Social Managements, Indo-Burma hot spot, Inle lake, International cooperation, Irrawaddy River Basin
Special Session 29 Title: Emergent macrophytes at coastal and riparian zones
Organizer(s): Wenxin Huai (State Key Laboratory of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China), Tao Sun (State Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation & School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China), Dongdong Shao (State Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation & School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China)
Keywords: emergent macrophyte, coastal and riparian zones, flow-vegetation interaction, ecological engineering
Special Session 30 Title: Innovative Methods for Monitoring and Analyzing Riparian and Aquatic Environment
Organizer(s): Prof. Hitoshi Miyamoto (Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan), Prof. Yuji Toda (Nagoya University, Japan), Prof. Yoshihisa Akamatsu (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Keywords: Monitoring technology, computer modelling, riparian and aquatic environment, integration of monitoring and modelling outcomes
Special Session 31 Title: Ecohydraulic modelling and habitat assessment in small streams and channel networks
Organizer(s): Shinji Fukuda (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology), Paul Franklin (National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research, New Zealand), Takuya Moriyama (Utsunomiya University, Japan), Mitsuru Ohira (TUAT, Japan), Masaomi Kimura (The University of Tokyo, Japan), Shigeya Maeda (Ibaraki University, Japan)
Keywords: Agricultural channels; small streams; connectivity; network structure; hydrodynamics; habitat assessment; paddy and water environment
Special Session 32 Title: River Restoration Methodology contributing to the Formation of Ecological Network
Organizer(s): Kenji Kanao (Chairperson of Asian River Restoration Network (ARRN), President of Japan Riverfront Research Center, Japan), Junjiro Negishi (International Exchange Committee, Ecology and Civil Engineering Society; Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan), Nobuyuki Tsuchiya (Japan River Restoration Network, Japan RiverFront research Center, Tokyo, Japan)
Keywords: River restoration, ecological network, organisms’ growing and breeding habitats, flood plain, regional collaboration, consensus building
Special Session 33 Title: Sustainable river basin management looking from institutional and cultural perspectives
Organizer(s): Guangwei Huang (Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Sophia University, Japan)
Keywords: Sustainability, water allocation, public participation, water culture, environmental justice
Special Session 34 Title: Wastewater treatment techniques by utilizing site-specific and low-cost materials in developing countries
Organizer(s): Prof. Ken Kawamoto (Saitama University, Japan), Dr. Tran Thi Viet Nga (National University of Civil Engineering), Dr. Nguyen Hoang Giang (National University of Civil Engineering, Vietnam)
Keywords: Wastewater treatment, Pollution control techniques, Site-specific materials, Solid waste landfills, Cost effectiveness, development countries
Special Session 35 Title: Physical, chemical, and biological processes of sediment and suspended particles in rivers, lakes, and oceans
Organizer(s): Ryuichiro Shinohara (National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan), Tetsunori Inoue (Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI), Japan), Eiichi Furusato (Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Japan)
Keywords: sediment, suspended particles, field observation, laboratory experiment, numerical simulation
Special Session 36 Title: Towards better understanding the role of inland water on complex carbon cycle
Organizer(s): Dr. Tadanobu Nakayama (National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan)
Keywords:carbon cycle, ecohydrology, inland water, terrestrial-aquatic continuum, anthropogenic activity
Special Session 37 Title: Management strategies of cyanobacterial blooms and secondary metabolites in lakes and reservoirs
Organizer(s): Dr. H. Damitha Lakmali Abeynayaka (Saitama University, Japan)
Keywords: Cyanobacteria, Odor formation, Toxin, lake management, environmental parameters, controlling, prediction
Special Session 38 Title: Fish migration through rivers
Organizer(s): Christos Katopodis, P.Eng, FCSCE(President, Katopodis Ecohydraulics Ltd., Canada), Dr. Paulo Branco (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), Keiko Muraoka, (Public Works Research Institute, Japan), Dr. Youichi Yasuda, (Nihon Univ., Japan), Dr. Mattashi Izumi, (Hirosaki University, Japan), Dr. Muneyuki Aoki, (Toyo University, Japan), Dr. Xiaotao Shi (China Three Gorges University, China)
Keywords: Ecohydraulics, fish passage, swimming performance, multiple fish species
Special Session 39 Title: Fish biology and habitat utility
Organizer(s): Christos Katopodis, P.Eng, FCSCE(President, Katopodis Ecohydraulics Ltd., Canada), Dr. Francisco Martinez Capel, (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain), Dr. José Maria Santos (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), Dr. Noriyuki Koizumi, (Institute for Rural Engineering, NARO, Japan)
Keywords: Conservation, River basin, life stage, fish diversity,
Special Session 40 Title: Innovative technologies for hydropower and fish
Organizer(s): Christos Katopodis, P.Eng, FCSCE(President, Katopodis Ecohydraulics Ltd., Canada), Prof. Peter Rutschmann (Technical University of Munich, Germany), Dr. Francisco Martinez Capel, (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain), Prof. António Pinheiro (IST, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), Dr. Carl Robert Kriewitz, ETH Zurich (BKW Group, Bern, Switzerland), Dr. Xiaotao Shi (China Three Gorges University, China)
Keywords: fish friendly hydropower, technical innovations in hydropower, ecological hydropower mitigation, habitat connectivity
Special Session 41 Title: Coastal wetland restoration and ecosystem services enhancementt
Organizer(s): Baoshan Cui (State Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation & School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China), Junhong Bai (State Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation & School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China), Haitao Wu (Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China), Jiangbao Xia (Binzhou University, Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Eco-Environmental Science for Yellow River Delta, Binzhou, China)
Keywords: coastal wetland, ecosystem services, rehabilitation and restoration, eco-economy rehabilitation and restoration, eco-economy
Special Session 42 Title: Ecohydraulics in turbulence boundary layer and roughness layer of gravel bed and aquatic vegetation
Organizer(s): Dr. Tanaka, N. (Saitama University, Japan), Dr. Uchida, T. (Hiroshima University, Japan), Dr. Sanjou, M. (Kyoto University, Japan), Dr. Harada, M. (Gifu University, Japan)
Keywords: Boundary layer, roughness layer, turbulence, benthic habitat, invertebrate, periphyton, demersal fish, vegetation, gravel bed river, sediment transport
Special Session 43 Title: Catchment Drainage vs. Watershed Storage – Shifting Paradigms
Organizer(s): Sergio Vallesi (HR Wallingford and Durham University, Oxford, United Kingdom)
Keywords: Natural infrastructures, watershed storage, resource climate and financial resilience
Special Session 44 Title: Disaster Prevention/Mitigation Measures against Floods and Storm Surges in Bangladesh: Investigate measures using Japanese science and technology to prevent or mitigate flood and storm surge damage
Organizer(s): Dr. Hajime Nakagawa, Dr. Kenji Kawaike, Dr. Yasuyuki Baba, Dr. Hiroshi Takebayashi, Dr. Nozomu Yoneyama, Dr. Masakazu Hashimoto, Dr. Tetsuya Hiraishi, Dr. Hideaki Mizutani, Dr. Yuji Hasegawa, Shampa, Dr. Kumiko Fujita Dr. Gulsan Ara Parvin, Sibly Sadik, Rocky Talchabhadel (Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan), Dr. Rajib Shaw (Keio University, Japan) Dr. Tomonori Deguchi (Nittetsu Mining Consultants Co., Ltd, Japan), Dr. Zhang Hao (Kochi University, Japan), Dr. Akiko Matsuyama (Nagoya University, Japan), Dr. Maiko Sakamoto (Tokyo University, Japan), Dr. Md. Munsur Rahman, Dr. Mashfiqus Salehin, Dr. Anisul Haque, Dr. Mohammed Abed, Hossain, Dr. Md. Rezaur Rhaman (Institute of Water and Flood Management, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh)
Keywords: flood, storm surge, hazard map, early warning, evacuation, stakeholders' participation
Special Session 45 Title: Water and Sediment Continuity and Environmental Response in River Basin
Organizer(s): Hideaki Sekine (CTI Engineering Co., Ltd., Japan)
Keywords: Lateral & longitudinal connectivity
Special Session 46 Title: Application of ecohydraulics to make river management compatible with ecosystem
Organizer(s): Dr. Kunihiko Amano (National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management, Japan), Dr. Tetsuya Oishi (Public Works Research Institute, Japan)
Keywords: river management, channel design, vegetation management, sediment, ecosystem function

General Sessions

A. Ecohydraulics in practice:

B. Fundamentals of ecohydraulics:

Technical Tours (technical short courses) – Wednesday 22nd August.

The application for technical tours have been closed

Please consult the individual tour descriptions via the links below to view details of tour fee and inclusions.


technical tours

Tour 1: Fish Passage installed in Sabo Works

Tour 1 is cancelled


Tour 2: Watarase Yusuichi: Ramsar Site


Tour 3: History of wetland and storks, rice paddy art and Arakawa River


Tour 4: Nikko Toshogu Shrine - Kegon Waterfall - Fish and forest observation park - Senjogahara Tour


Tour 5: Fish-friendly river works and a sake brewery on Tama river

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Tour 6: Inspection of Fishway of Miyanaka Intake Dam and Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial


Banquet Information Aug. 23rd 18:00-

Venue Grace Bali Akihabara
1-10-10, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan

Dress Code: Casual

The banquet hall, Grace bali Akihabara, is located in the PASELA RESORTS building near the Akihabara station. It takes about 10 – 15 minutes on foot from Nihon University Surugadai Campus to the banquet site.

Akihabara Convention Hall

Key Dates

December 1, 2016
Call for special session proposal
June 9, 2017
Deadline for special session proposal
June 30, 2017
Notification of acceptance (special session)
October 5, 2017
Submission system open
December 29, 2017
April 30, 2018
Deadline for general session paper/abstract
January 26, 2018
April 30, 2018
Deadline for special session paper/abstract
March 16, 2018
To be announced
Notification of acceptance (paper/abstract)
April 27, 2018
June 30, 2018
Deadline for early bird registration
May 26, 2018
June 25, 2018
Deadline for final paper/abstract submission






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Tokyo Metropolitan Government