In response to requests from the national government and local authorities, PWRI provides technical instruction to resolve issues relating to civil engineering and cold regions.
We assist in more than 2,100 cases each year, in the fields of civil engineering, agriculture, fisheries, and harbors. PWRI also participates insome 1,000 governmental and academic
technical committees every year, supporting national and regional authorities with technical advice.
We are affected by natural disasters including rainfalls, earthquakes, landslides and snowfalls every year causing tremendous human sufferings and property damages. We sent personnel to Mid Niigata Earthquake in 2004 for saving lives and preventing of secondary disaster caused by landslide upon the request from the Cabinet Office. We send personnel for disaster support in over 40 incidents every year and actively participate in disaster reduction in cooperation with fire departments as well as offer advice related to disaster recovery upon request from the government and local municipal entities.
PWRI provides "Delivery Lectures" where PWRI's research engineers visit schools and various public facilities and give lectures about areas of specialty.
We intend to promote better understanding of civil engineering and PWRI through discussing on-going studies and researchers' personal experiences as well as interesting stories. We also intend to reflect interactions with participants on our research activities.
Do study civil engineering with us as a part of integrated study and continued learning!
Dispatch of Lecturers
By request for dispatch of lecturers from College of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Regional Development Bureaus, Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau, local governments, universities, high schools, junior high schools, elementary schools, academic societies, various associations and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), we intend to clearly instruct and promote civil engineering technologies in various fields such as general civil engineering, natural disasters, seismic measures, materials such as concrete, river environment, dams, volcanic disasters, landslides, tunnels, pavements, flood, drought and various disaster damage prediction maps (hazard maps) to wide range of people ranging from elementary school children to experts by using materials, models and MS. Power Point documents.