Sharing expertise on hydrodynamic flood modelling between Bristol and Kyoto

  • Dai Yamazaki (Contributor)

Activity: Other activity types - Research and Teaching at External Organisation


Hydrodynamic flood modelling is a key tool for both short-term flood forecast and long-term flood disaster mitigation. Recently, the hydrodynamics modelling team of Bristol (led by Prof. Paul Bates) developed an innovative flow scheme named “local inertial equation”. The local inertial equation is computationally more efficient than the previous flow schemes, even though it is a more complete representation of shallow water physics. The purposes of the research collaboration are to transfer the expertise of the local inertial equation to hydrology research communities in Kyoto and Japan, and to evaluate the feasibility of the flow equation in Japanese mountainous rivers.
Period2 Dec 20135 Dec 2013
Held atKyoto University, Japan