Conservation of reservoirs across the world
[Overview of efforts]
Securing fresh water is a very important issue worldwide. The conservation of reservoirs (dams and irrigation ponds) is important for the stable supply of water for domestic use and agriculture. The importance of maintenance and management has been increasing in response to the recent increase in heavy rainfall associated with global warming and in earthquakes in recent years, and progress in low-cost maintenance technology for water storage facilities is required, both domestically and internationally.
Overview of activities:
Aiming at conducting maintenance and management of reservoirs (earth dams) in Japan and India, which have different dam sizes and climates, we are investigating the condition of the inside of the dam body. As methods, we are using geophysical surveys and field strength tests.
By building a model for the conservation of reservoirs across the world, we can ensure a stable water supply against natural disasters.