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Hideaki MIZUNO Last modified date:2024.06.27

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Academic Degree
Dr. Agr
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Yes Bachelor Master Doctor
Field of Specialization
Erosion Control Engineering (Sabo), Sediment-related Disaster Prevention, Forest Conservation
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Research fields are to clear the physical process of sediment movement in mountainous area, to develop efficient structural measures against sediment-related disasters, and to develop an integrated sediment management system in the river basin and coastal area. Member of the Japan Society of Erosion Control Engineering, the Japan Society for Simulation Technology, and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. Emergency Technical Adviser for the natural disasters – TEC-DOCTOR – of the Kyushu Regional Office, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Member of the River and Sabo Recovery Work Technical Committee, and the committee for Evaluating Master Plan for Preventing Sediment-related Disasters in the Aso mountains area in Kumamoto Prefecture.
Research Interests
  • Clarify the sediment-related distasters triggered by the 2017 Northern Kyushu Severe Rainfall event
    keyword : Sedimen-related disasters, 2017 Northern Kyushu Severe Rainfall event, Landslides, Debris flow, Drift woods
  • Study on effective drainage systems of forest roads
    keyword : Forest roads, Drainage system, Conduit, Sedimentation
  • Study on estimating of mudflow spreading
    keyword : Numerical Simulation, Mudflow, Hazard mapping
  • Study on Sediment movement in mountainous area, river basin and coastal area
    keyword : Sediment movement, mountainous area, reservoir, river system, coastal area
Academic Activities
1. Takashi JITOUSONO, Mari IGURA, Hirotaka UE, Hiroyuki OHISHI, Tsuyoshi KAKIMOTO, Ken-ichi KITOU, Syozo KOGA, Yusuke SAKAI, Toshihiko SAKASHIMA, Yoshinori SHINOHARA, Osamu SHIMIZU, Satoshi TAGATA, Yukiyoshi TERAMOTO, Eiji TORITA, Naomasa NAGATANI, Koji NAKANO, Ayato NISHIWAKI, Yasuyuki HIRAKAWA, Kozaburou FUKUZUKA, Hideaki MIZUNO, The July 2020 Rainfall-Induced Sediment Disasters in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, International Journal of Erosion Control Engineering,, 14, 4, 93-100, 2021.04, On July 4, 2020, heavy rainfall was observed in the southern part of Kumamoto Prefecture and the northern part of Kagoshima Prefecture. Due to heavy rainfall, floods and sediment disasters such as collapses and debris flows occurred predominantly in the Kuma River basin of Kumamoto Prefecture. We conducted field investigations at four sites in Ashikita Town and Tsunagi Town, Kumamoto Prefecture, where collapses and debris flows caused deaths. We also conducted field investigations in the Kawauchi River branch of the Kuma River, where vast amounts of sediment discharge caused damage to houses. The objectives of these investigations were to clarify the situation and mechanism of the disasters and to propose procedures to recover from the disasters. This report briefly summarizes the results of these investigations..
2. Process and mechanism of sedimentation in a conduit.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japan Society for Simulation Technology
  • Japan Society of Erosion Control Engineering