Sumi
Tetsuya SUMI

Chair of the Sub Committee on Rational utilization and operation measures of existing dams (since 2021)

He is now a chairman of the JCOLD committee on rational utilization and operation measures of existing dams.
He is interested in hydraulic engineering with particular emphasis on sediment management for reservoir sustainability and comprehensive sediment management in sediment routing systems.
He is now Vice President, Japan Society of Dam Engineers.
He was a chairman of the scientific committee of the International Symposium at ICOLD 24th Congress in Kyoto 2012 and appointed as the General Reporter at Q100, ' RESERVOIR SEDIMENTATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT at ICOLD 26th Congress in Wien 2018.
He worked for the Ministry of Construction, Japanese government, from 1985 to 1998 mainly at the Public Works Research Institute in the field of Hydraulics in Dam Engineering.
He was a visiting research engineer in the Institute of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland in 1992.
He is now a full Professor, Water Resources Research Center, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University.
He is now conducting several basic and applied researches such as comprehensive sediment management in sediment routing systems and integrated dam operation using long-term ensemble rainfall predictions.
He is joining several national projects on the integrated sediment management for reservoir sustainability and improvement of river basin environment such as Tenryu, Kurobe, Yodo and Yahagi Rivers in Japan.


Dr. Eng.(Kyoto University)

sumi.tetsuya.2s@kyoto-u.ac.jp