Sustainable water resources management
Sugiura Mikiko, Professor
Center for Global Education and Discovery
Various possibilities for realizing a sustainable future are examined through an interdisciplinary approach to using (mainly) river water in the Asian monsoon region with its high temperature and high rainfall, focusing on the knowledge of river management and agricultural water use. Particularly, considering the global shift from anthropocentrism to nature-centrism, I am investigating and analyzing how the relationship between humans and water (nature) has changed and will change from the three perspectives; Satoyama, Kasumi-tei (open levee as one of the nature-based solutions), and water rights system.
Besides the trans-disciplinary research in collaboration with the researchers acquainted through MIRAI (Face I: 2017-2019), I was fortunate enough to further develop the study of Satoyama through my relationship with the University of Portland, with whom I collaborated on the COIL project. I am very grateful for the opportunity to expand the collaboration with inside and overseas universities through our research and education platform.
We want to disseminate the results of our joint research by holding the Sophia Symposium and other means.