RRI Model Receives The 15th Infrastructure Technology Development Award 2013

ICHARM Researcher Sayama Wins The 15th Infrastructure Technology Development Award 2013PWRI was awarded on July 5, 2013, with the 15th Infrastructure Technology Development Award for the recent development of the Rainfall-Runoff-Inundation (RRI) Model. ICHARM Director Kuniyoshi Takeuchi, representing PWRI, and Senior Researcher Takahiro Sayama, who has developed the technology, participated in the awarding ceremony, and were presented with an award certificate and a crystal plaque by Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akihiro Ohta.

The award is established to recognize excellent technologies that have recently developed and put into practice in relation to housing and social infrastructure or land management including a wide range of categories such as planning and design, construction, maintenance and management, materials and products, machinery, electronics and communications, and applications of traditional techniques. The RRI Model has been recognized for its novelty and practical application to a JICA project called “Project on a Comprehensive Flood Management Plan for the Chao Phraya River Basin (flood management system development assistance).”