Summary of Research Project Results under JSPS FY2001
"Research for the Future Program"

1.Research Institution Kyoto University
2.Research Area Integrated Fields
3.Research Field Environmental Conservation in the Asian Region
4.Term of Project FY 1997 〜 FY 2001
5.Project Number 97I00602
6.Title of Project Developing the Standards for Global Watch through a Multi-disciplinary Catchment Study

7.Project Leader
Name Institution,Department Title of Position
Eitaro Wada Kyoto University, Center for Ecological Research Professor

8.Core Members

Names Institution,Department Title of Position
Katuyoshi Fukui Kyoto University, Faculty of Integrated Human Studies Professor
Masaaki Naito Kyoto University, Graduate School of Engineering Professor
Takeshi Murota Doshisha University, Faculty of Economics Professor

9.Summary of Research Results

 This project has developed a method to collect and integrate extensive environmental information in order to answer the following questions: What, where and how are the changes in water-enviroment in diverse Asian watershed? What is important information for watershed management? The final goal is to compile a practical manual that is useful for researchers who work with researchers of different discipline, policy-makers and residents in investigating diverse Asian watershed.
i)A total manual for watershed management Part 1: The characteristics of environmental issues in Asia Part 2: Four methods of environmental diagnosis Part 3: An application of the method to the Lake Biwa - Yodo River watershed
ii)Atlas for four selected watershed: Lake Biwa - Yodo River, Japan; Lake Baikal -Serenge River; Mekong River and Yangtze river
iii)Report of multi-disciplinary case studies in the small catchment of Lake Biwa

10.Key Words

(1)Watershed management、(2)A total manual、(3)Lake Biwa - Yodo River
(4)diagnosis、(5)factor diagram、(6)indicator system
(7)GIS、(8)carrying capacity、(9)model