Thursday, November 16, 2017

川崎グループ、秋のBBQ!

はじめまして。学部4年の中村です。
人生初のブログというものに挑戦してみたいと思います!

先日(11/5)、埼玉県にある彩の森入間公園でバーベキューをしてきました。
青い空に心地よい風、まさにバーベキュー日和です。

入間市駅で集合し、スーパー(徒歩10分)へ買い出しに。
れんこん(Liuさん推薦)や魚の開き(よねしんさん推薦)など、
ちょっと意外な食材も購入。
缶ビールや缶チューハイも買って、いざ、公園へ!

歩くこと15分…
彩の森入間公園に到着。

彩の森入間公園

下準備スタート。
慣れた手つきのSeemantaさんとGouriさん!
それに比べて玉ねぎも切れない私…orz
野菜洗い玉ねぎの皮むき担当です。
精進しなければなりません。

(個人的にはChangさんが玉ねぎそのものを剥き始めたのが当日のハイライトでしたが、
 そのちょっとかわいそうな玉ねぎの写真が残ってないのが残念…)

私もこうなりたい

整いました!

肉をはさみで切ることなら私もできそう

お腹も空いてきたところで、いよいよバーベキュースタートです。
とその前になぜかこのタイミングで写真撮影
チョンさんのご主人が撮影してくださいました。ありがとうございます!

よい写真!

今度こそバーベキュースタートです!

熱く語っている川崎先生

 バーベキュー中も話題が絶えず、様々なお話を聞けました!
(チョンさんご夫妻のゴルフの話や、川村さんの大変なお仕事の話など)

一方、皆さんの箸も止まりません。
私もたくさん焼き、たくさん食べました。
川崎グループのエースは祐谷さんとLiuさんです。
食べきれるか怪しくなってきた局面ではとても心強かったです!

ザ・バーベキューな写真

そしてこちら↓はチョンさんご夫妻からの差し入れ(ドーナツ)と
川村さんからの差し入れ(ぶどう)です!
皆さん満腹だと思っていたのにあっという間に完売しました。

とても華やかです

総括すると、
とても楽しいバーベキューでした。

帰りの電車ではRalphさん、Seemantaさん、Changさんと
日本の紅葉についてお話ししました。
川崎グループの留学生の先輩は、英語が壊滅的な私ともジェスチャーや日本語を交えつつ
お話してくださる親切な方ばかりです。
あ、日本人の先輩はもちろん日本語で頻繁に面倒を見てくださいます!
でも、ゼミでの議論についていくためにも、もっと英語を勉強します

ここまで読んでくださりありがとうございました。



Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Conference on Sri Lanka - Japan Collaborative Research (SLJCR)

Again it’s Gouri and sorry for delayed update.

 I have participated for the Conference on Sri Lanka - Japan Collaborative Research (SLJCR) on 23rd September 2017. The conference is an annual event organized by Sri Lanka-Japan Study Center in collaboration with embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka to allow scientists to exchange the latest advances in their fields of study and provides an environment that fosters and share new collaborations and research ideas.

The chief guest was H.E. Deputy Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka. The former Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka, Prof. Nobuhito HOBO also participated for the event.
Chief Guest – H.E. Deputy Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka address the gathering
Prof. Nobuhito HOBO, The former Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka

 
 The co-chairs were Prof. Masaru ISHIZUKA from Toyama Prefectural University, Japan and Dr. Shameen Jinadasa from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.


Prof. Masaru ISHIZUKA – Co-Chair, SLJCR - 2017 President


Lightning traditional oil lamp
Many distinguished guests participated to the conference from both Sri Lanka and Japan. There were many oral and poster presentations from students as well as from professors.
 
Prof. Tanaka – Saithama University


Awarding memorial gifts to contributors
 I presented a poster in the poster session of the conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Questionnaire survey – Rathnapura, Sri Lanka Part II

Hello everyone…, again it’s Gouri

During the survey we went to each and every household to gain information about their exposure and damage due to the floods. Our team includes eight people and they interviewed people as face to face interview by using the local Language called Sinhala.

Interviewing People
People were very supportive as they are always subjected to floods and subjected to severe damage and losses. Since many people based on their livelihood on natural resources they are highly affected by the floods. Not only their livelihood but also majority of the houses were flooded up to the top of ground floor or up to roof level during 2003 and 2017 floods.


Trying to show the inundation level during the 2017 flood

Inundation level of 2017 flood is nearly 10ft

  

 Many houses were damaged and the belongings too.

A damaged refrigerator which was under water
Floor damage due to flood
The door frame has washed away due to flood
Normally for single storey houses people build kind of a storage area (locally called it as "Soldora") at the ceiling level  to store valuable items when there is a sign of a flood. In general what people are doing during a flood is store the valuable items in to this storage area or the upper floor as much as possible and move to the safer and higher places until the flood level comes down.

Arrows show a typical storage area of a single storey house

During the visit we were able to see a pumping unit of a gem mine.
 
Pumping unit of a gem mine


Friday, September 29, 2017

Questionnaire survey – Rathnapura, Sri Lanka

Hello everyone, This is Gouri

Kalu River is the second largest and third longest river in Sri Lanka while the catchment area is about 2,690 km2 and the total length is about 130 km. The river basin is subjected to severe floods in almost every year as it lies entirely within the wet zone of the country with average annual rainfall of about 4,000 mm. The upper basin up to Rathnapura has steep gradients while the lower basin has mild topography. Rathnapua and Kalutara areas are subjected to floods during south west monsoon period.

Kalu River Basin
                                                                                                                        (Nandalal, 2009)
There were two severe floods occurred during 2003 and 2017 which affect to both Rathnapura and kalutara. We did the questionnaire survey in Rathnapura district. During our visit also the area is affected by rainfall and there was a minor flood about a week before our visit. In some areas we could see some remaining evidences of that minor flood.
Some low-lying areas are still under water

Still the river level is high and carries mud water

 
The district has severely affected by 2003 and 2017 floods during south west monsoon. Some houses were entirely under floods while many houses were severely affected and damaged.
 
Cracks on walls after floods
Cracks on walls after floods
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We have conducted the questionnaire survey for about one week by going to each and every household to cover about a sample of 250 households.



業務連絡:今学期の講義(9/29更新)

川崎の今学期の担当講義は以下の通りです。

工学部社会基盤学科
『社会基盤技術の実装戦略』(A1ターム、水曜3限)
 担当:池内幸司、本田利器、石田哲也、川崎昭如
 →川崎担当日:10月11日、11月8日

『地球環境学』(A1ターム、木曜4限)
 担当:沖大幹、川崎昭如
 →川崎担当日: 10月12日、10月19日

 少人数セミナー『ダムはムダか 〜学術と社会〜』
 担当:沖大幹、川崎昭如


大学院工学系研究科 社会基盤学専攻
『水循環データ統融合の展開学』
 →今学期は開講しません


Monday, September 25, 2017

Published 2 papers on DIAS

Two DIAS-related papers were published at the Data Science Journal. This is an open-access journal so you can download and distribute papers (PDF) freely.

Kawasaki, A., Yamamoto, A., Koudelova, P., Acierto, R.A., Nemoto, T.,
Kitsuregawa, M., Koike, T. (2017) Data Integration and Analysis System
(DIAS) Contributing to Climate Change Analysis and Disaster Risk
Reduction. Data Science Journal, 16: 41, 1–17. doi: https://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2017-041

Koudelova, P, Kawasaki, A, Koike, T, Shibuo, Y, Kamoto, M and
Tokunaga, Y (2017) Design and Implementation of a Training Course on Big
Data Use in Water Management. Data Science Journal, 16: 46, 1–18. http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2017-046

Check the papers!
Kawasaki

Thursday, September 14, 2017

HRL 3rd Most Downloaded Article!

Our paper was listed as the 3rd Most Downloaded Article in 2016 at the  Hydrological Research Letters!!!
http://www.hrljournal.org/about/most-downloaded-articles-for-each-year



Win, W.Z., Kawasaki, A., Win, S. (2015) River Flood Inundation Mapping in the Bago River Basin, Myanmar, Hydrological Research Letter, 9(4), 97-102.
http://www.hrljournal.org/archives/1851

Kawasaki