History of IHP Nagoya Training Courses

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The 1st IHP Nagoya Training Course, March 1991

Focusing on general hydrology, the 1st training course embraced lectures, laboratory experiments and technical tours on topics such as runoff processes in river watersheds, the matter cycle and water quality in the hydrosphere as well as evaporation and soil moisture measurements. The training course was attended by six scientists from China (3), Indonesia (2), and Malaysia (1).

The 2nd IHP Nagoya Training Course, March 1992

Similar to the 1st training course the 2nd training course provided lectures, laboratory experiments and technical tours on general hydrology. The ten participants came from China (2), Indonesia (1), Iran (1), Nepal (2), Sri Lanka (1), Thailand (1), and Vietnam (2).

The 3rd IHP Nagoya Training Course, August-September 1993

In addition to the themes addressed in former training courses the 3rd training course included lectures on multi-scale cloud distribution in monsoon regions of Asia, clouds physic and chemistry as well as as on Asian cryosphere. Eight participants from Bangladesh (1), China (3), India (1), Indonesia (1), Pakistan (1), and Philippines (1) attended the training course.

The 4th IHP Nagoya Training Course, August 1994

The 4th training course focused on general hydrology and included lectures, laboratory experiments and technical tours on topics such as the Asian monsoon and water cycle, analysis of irrigation and drainage as well as large scale rainfall experiments and rainfall forecasting. The eight participants came from Bangladesh (1), China (1), Indonesia (2), Mongolia (1), Nepal (2), and Sri Lanka (1).

The 5th IHP Nagoya Training Course, December 1994 and February-March 1995

Divided into 3 parts, the 5th training course provided lectures and technical tours on river control and management, mountain conservation, and disaster prevention. Six scientists from Bangladesh (1), China (3), Nepal (1), and Thailand (1) participated.

The 6th IHP Nagoya Training Course, August 1996

Similar to former training courses the 6th training course included lectures, laboratory experiments and technical tours on general hydrology, e.g. hydrological characteristics of tropical forests, remote sensing, precipitation forecasting, evapotranspiration measurements and hydrological facilities for river control. The training course was attended by five participants from Malaysia (1), Philippines (1), Thailand (2), and Vietnam (1).

The 7th IHP Nagoya Training Course on “Snow Hydrology”, March 1998

The 7th training course focused on snow hydrology and embraced lectures on basic knowledge of the role of the cryosphere in the global environment as well as technical applications, including observations and measurements in snow packs. 20 scientists from Bhutan (2), China (3), Indonesia (2), Japan (3), Mongolia (1), Nepal (7), Pakistan (1) and Vietnam (1) participated in the training course.

The 8th IHP Nagoya Training Course on “Remote Sensing”, March 1999

13 participants from Cambodia (1), China (3), Indonesia (2), Japan (1), Malaysia (1), Nepal (2) and Thailand (3) were provided with lectures on the basic theory of remote sensing, its technology and applications such as Earth observation satellites and others. Read More...

The 9th IHP Nagoya Training Course on “Limnology”, July-August 1999

The 9th training course focused on limnology, providing lectures on basic knowledge of inland water ecosystems and on applications of limnological knowledge in water and wastewater management. Eight participants from Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand and Vietnam attended the training course. Read More...

The 10th IHP Nagoya Training Course on “Hydrology related to Head Water Management”, July-August 2000

The 10th training course focused on hydrological impacts of non-vegetation, and on the effects of both reforestation in steep slope and erosion control works in river-bed. It included field trainings in the basin of the Watarase River, a tributary of the Tone River which is very important for Tokyo metropolitan area. The nine participants came from Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Nepal, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam. Read More...

The 11th IHP Nagoya Training Course on “Hydrogen and Oxygen Isotopes in Hydrology”, September 2001

The 11th training course aimed to provide a comprehensive overview on the application of hydrogen and oxygen isotopes in hydrology. It focused on the fundamentals for sampling determination, data analysis, and transport models of water isotopes on seawater, water vapor, precipitation water, snow, ice, surface water, soil water, ground water, and volcanic and hydrothermal water. The training course was attended by 12 participants from Australia (2), Cambodia (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (3), Malaysia (1), Nepal (1), New Zealand (1), Thailand (1) and Vietnam (1). Read More...

The 12th IHP Nagoya Training Course on “Precipitation and Water Resources”, February-March 2002

This training course focused on deepening the understanding of the mechanisms and prediction of heavy rainfall as well as of flood runoff and river basin management. The 13 participants from Bangladesh (1), Bolivia (1), Cambodia (1), Egypt (2), Indonesia (1), Lao PDR (1), Malaysia (1), Nepal (2), New Zealand (1), Thailand (1) and Vietnam (1) were trained on how to plan, manage and monitor water resource problems in their respective countries. Read More...

The 13th IHP Nagoya Training Course on "Effects of Pollutants on Atmospheric Environment", March 2004

The general aim of the 13th training course was to help participants to develop their basic knowledge of the effect of air-pollutants on the atmospheric environments and climate changes. The course focused on two major subjects, i.e. the examination of gases, aerosol particles and clouds and the study of anthropogenic pollutants effects on atmospheric environments. The training course was attended by 9 participants from Bhutan (1), Indonesia (2), Lao PDR (1), Nepal (1), New Zealand (1), Philippines (1), Thailand (1) and Vietnam (1). Read More...

The 14th IHP Nagoya Training Course on “Hydrology in Asia”, October 2004

Within the 14th training course activities on water related issues and training activities in the respective countries of the participants were investigated and lectures on hydrology in Asia provided. Six over the 13 participants coming from outside Malaysia had already participated to the previous IHP training courses (seventh, eight, ninth, twelfth, and thirteenth). The purpose to have former participants was mainly to enable discussions on the past courses and to develop themes on the future trends in hydrological training in the Asia Pacific region. The participants were also asked to make presentations on the research involved and their personal opinion on future training courses. The 35 participants came from Bangladesh (1), China (2), Egypt (1), India (1), Indonesia (1), Lao PDR (1), Nepal (2), New Zealand (1), Philippines (1), Sri Lanka (1), Vietnam (1), and Malaysia (22). Read More...

The 15th IHP Nagoya Training Course on “Water and Carbon Cycles in Terrestrial Ecosystems“, February-March 2006

The 15th IHP Nagoya training course aimed at helping participants to develop their basic knowledge of water and carbon cycles in terrestrial ecosystems. The course focused on examining leaf- and canopy-scale exchange processes of heat, water vapor, and carbon dioxide with surrounding atmosphere as well as on studying the relationships of the vegetation dynamics with climate feedbacks in future. Seven participants from Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Vietnam attended the training course. Read More...

The 16th IHP Nagoya Training Course on "Oceanography Basics", November-December 2006

The general aim of the 16th training course was to help participants in developing their basic knowledge of oceanography. A series of lectures showed how land, oceans, and atmosphere are interacting, how water and materials cycles are coupled, as well as the driving forces of materials cycling in the ocean and causes of its variation. Special emphasis was placed on coastal regions where the land-ocean interaction is most intense and moreover influence of human activities is most significant. The course was attended by eight participants from Indonesia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. Read More...

The 17th IHP Nagoya Training Course on "Numerical Prediction of High-Impact Water Systems", December 2007

This year, a short course on numerical prediction of high-impact weather systems was conducted with participants from the Asia-Pacific regions, namely Lao PDR, Malaysia, Nepal, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines. In the 17th IHP training course, the participants studied characteristics and performance of the state-of-the-art numerical models such as regional and global cloud resolving models. In order to perform simulations and numerical experiments of the high-impact weather systems, HyARC is developing a cloud-resolving numerical model named ``the Cloud Resolving Storm Simulator'' (CReSS). The participants were practicing to perform some simulation experiments of weather systems to understand how to use the cloud-resolving model. High-resolution numerical simulation using the CReSS model will clarify a detailed structure of the high-impact weather systems and make a quantitative prediction of the associated precipitation. Fourteen participants was attending the course from Asia and the Pacific region, namely Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Lao P.D.R, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.  Read More...

The 18th IHP Nagoya Training Course on “Satellite Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Constituents”, November 2008

The 18th IHP training course provided an opportunity for participants to learn the fundamentals of satellite remote sensing and its application to atmospheric sciences. The training course offers introductory lectures on the basics of meteorological satellite observations and the physical principles of retrieval algorithms. Also offered is a practical training course for the participants to establish basic skill to analyze satellite data. This course attended by eight participants from Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Korea, Lao, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam. Read More...

The 19th IHP Nagoya Training Course on “Water Resources and Water-Related Disasters under Climate Change”, November 2009

The general aim of the course are (1) to learn recent knowledge on water resources and water related disasters under climate change in Asia-Pacific region, (2) to practice selected techniques on predicion and assessment of global, regional and/or local changes in hydrological systems and (3)  to discuss strategies of adaptation to resultant hydrological systems under the climate change including efforts for problem prevention and mitigation with respect to irreplaceable water resources. Read More...

The 20th IHP Nagoya Training Course on “Groundwater as a key for adaptation to changing climate and society”, November 2010

This intensive training course on groundwater resources, science and management was intended for participants from the Asia-Pacific region. It represents a portion of Japan’s contribution to UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP). The course was composed of a series of lectures and practice sessions led by experts in the field, as well as of several technical field  visits. It was mainly held at Nagoya University during the two weeks from 7-20 November 2010. Read More...

The 21st IHP Nagoya Training Course on “Introduction to River Basin Environment Assessment under Climate Change”, November 2011

A short training course on river basin environment assessment under climate changes was programmed for participants from Asia-Pacific regions as a part of Japanese contribution to the International Hydrological Program (IHP). The course composed of a series of lectures and practice sessions and field surveys along the Kamo River was held mainly at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University during the two weeks from 28 November to 9 December 2011. Read More...