Mikiyasu Nakayama / Professor / Division of Environmental Studies
Department of International Studies / / Resources and Environmental Management

Career Summary
1980: Graduated, Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo
1986: Doctor of Agriculture from The University of Tokyo
1986-1989: Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Programme (Nairobi, Kenya)
1989-1999: Associate Professor and Professor, Utsunomiya University
1994-1996: Water Resources Management Specialist, World Bank (Washington DC, USA)
1999-2004: Professor and Associate Dean, United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
2004: Professor and Head of Department (since 2006), The University of Tokyo
Educational Activities
Graduate School: Environment and Resources Management, Impact Assessment
Research Activities

(i) Application of satellite remote sensing data for environmental monitoring of lake basin.

(ii) Use of Geographical Information System (GIS) for environmental management of river and lake basins.

(iii) Environmental impact assessment methodologies applicable to involuntary resettlement due to dam construction.

(iv) Involvement of international organizations in management of international water bodies.

1) Nakayama, M. (2003): Innovative resettlement schemes planned for the Numata Dam project, Hydrological Processes, 17, 2727-2736

2) Salewicz, K. A. and Nakayama, M. (2004): Development of a Web-based Decision Support System (DSS) for Managing Large International Rivers, Global Environmental Change, 14 (1), 25-38

3) Karimi, S., Nakayama, M., Fujikura, R., Katsurai, T., Iwata, M., Mori, T. and Mizutani, K. (2005): Post-project Review on a Resettlement Programme of the Kotapanjang Dam project in Indonesia, International Journal of Water Resources Development, Vol. 21, No. 2, 371-384

4) Nakayama, M. and Fujikura, Y. (2006): Issues in WCD Report Development - Inconsistencies between Fact-Findings and Guidelines, Hydrological Processes, Vol. 20, 1263-1272

5) Mirumachi, N. and Nakayama, M. (2007): Improving Methodologies for Transboundary Impact Assessment in Transboundary Watercourses: Navigation Channel Improvement Project of the Lancang-Mekong River from China_Myanmar Boundary Marker 243 to Ban Houei Sai of Laos International Journal of Water Resources Development, Vol. 23, No. 3, 411-426

Other Activities
Director, Japan Water Forum (JWF)

Trustee, Global Infrastructure Foundation (GIF)

Member of International Committee, Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources (JSHWR)

Member of Publication Committee, International Water Resources Association (IWRA)

Future Plan
Several research initiatives are under preparation, which include:

(i) Comparative study of environmental policy formulation in Japan, U.S. and E.U.

(ii) Roles of natural resources and environment in post-conflict society.

(iii) Formulation process of World Commission on Dams report.

(iv) Institutional and regulatory framework of Transboundary Impact Assessment.

Messages to Students
The graduate school to which I belong aims to promote trans-disciplinary studies. The fact that none of my students are engineering majors (while I am an engineer by training) signifies that my team is literally working on trans-disciplinary initiatives. Securing achievements in such endeavors is by no means easy, but it is very rewarding.