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Research Center for Water System Engineering

Innovative features of the Center

The pillar of research at this center is set up with [1] water management planning including research on water treatment process, appropriate replacement plans for water systems, and surveys of factors in the aging of water supply facilities; [2] research on next generation pipe network systems including maintenance for the prevention of water leakages and the control of water quality; and [3] research on next generation water resource management, including the management of reservoir water quality and surveys of catchment river basins. For both the large scale water supply systems in Tokyo’s 23 wards and the small- to mid-scale water supply systems in the Tama district and the remote islands, this center is aiming comprehensive research for next-generation water supply systems by collating into big data information accumulated on-site survey, in order to underpin system operations with data control using expert systems established through data mining, or to make planning decisions applying optimization theory, or to develop integrated evaluation indicators.

With the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and private companies, this research center organizes activities to form the collaborative triangle. A relevant topic is developing a water leak prognosis system using sound in joint industry-government-academia research for survey planning to prevent water leakage accidents in advance. In addition, by surveying and accumulating data on the state of small scale water resources on remote islands such as Ogasawara and Okinawa, this center is continuing research on favorably responding methods of water system under the conditions of global warming from now on.

The center is working positively on research and also the educational effects, which is expressed by recording the number one position among schools and public organizations for the number of paper presentations, its academic assets, for more than ten consecutive years at the Japan Water Works Association’s national water research conferences.