Shinichiro Nakamura

Researcher in residence at the Maison Suger | July 2023 - March 2024
Shinichiro Nakamura

Shinichiro Nakamura holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Tokyo. Since 2018 he is an Associate Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan. His specialties are water resources management, socio-hydrology, water history, and land-infrastructure design. He has studied sustainable basin management in urban area, evaluation of climate change impacts and adaptations in Asian countries, analysis of socio-hydrological processes in Asian monsoon region.

He is also a member of the Japanese Society of Hydrology and Water Resources (JSHWR) and of the Japanese Society for the History of Science.

The project

The history of modern water management and innovation in Japan.

Hosting institution:

Centre de recherches sur le Japon (CRJ) UMR 8173 EHESS/CNRS

Selective bibliography:

Nakamura, Shinichiro. 2023. “Designing a Deluge: History of Estimating Flood Design.” In Hydraulic Societies: Water, Power, and Control in East and Central Asian History, Edited by Nicholas B. Breyfogle and Philip C. Brown, 217-242. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press. (In printing)

Nakazawa, Satoshi and Nakamura, Shinichiro. 2021. “Dams and flood control.” In The Encyclopedia of the Japanese History of Science, Edited by the History of Science Society of Japan. Tokyo: Maruzen Publishing. (In Japanese)

Nakamura, Shinichiro. 2021. Floods and Probability: A Technological and Social History of Design Flood in Modern Japan. Tokyo: The University of Tokyo Press. (In Japanese)

Padiyedath Gopalan, S., Champathong, A., Sukhapunnaphan, T., Nakamura, S., and Hanasaki, N. (2022). "Potential impact of diversion canals and retention areas as climate change adaptation measures on flood risk reduction: A hydrological modelling case study from the Chao Phraya River Basin, Thailand", Science of The Total Environment, 841, 156742.

Nakamura, S., Oki, T., and Kanae, S. (2022). "Lost Rivers: Tokyo's Sewage Problem in the High-Growth Period, 1953–73", Technology and Culture, 63 (2), 427-449.

Padiyedath Gopalan, S., Champathong, A., Sukhapunnaphan, T., Nakamura, S., and Hanasaki, N. (2022). "Inclusion of flood diversion canal operation in the H08 hydrological model with a case study from the Chao Phraya River basin: model development and validation", Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 26 (9), 2541-2560.

Shibata, N., Nakai, F., Otsuyama, K., and Nakamura, S. (2022). "Socio-hydrological modeling and its issues in Japan: a case study in Naganuma District, Nagano City", Hydrological Research Letters,16 (1), 32-39.

Perera, C. and Nakamura, S. (2022). "Improvement of socio-hydrological model to capture the dynamics of combined river and urban floods: a case study in Lower Kelani River Basin, Sri Lanka", Hydrological Research Letters,16 (2), 40-46.


Workshop Energie et Environnement - Arimura Shadrina
Study day

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Energy and Environment

Published at 29 June 2023