30 Apr 2012

Successful user group meetings in Tokyo and Osaka in Japan

The 15th DUC (User Group Meeting) in Japan took place in Tokyo on 17 April 2012. More than 50 participants spent an afternoon hearing presentations on the theme: “From disasters to reconstruction”.

Among the presenters were representatives from the city of Higashi Matsushima, one of the Japanese cities, which was hit very severely by the tsunami of 11 March 2011.

Among the presenters were representatives from the city of Higashi Matsushima, one of the Japanese cities, which was hit very severely by the tsunami of 11 March 2011. The city representatives gave a first hand account of the disaster and of the early days of rescue operations and a status on the on-going reconstruction activities. DHI Japan has supported the reconstruction and disaster prevention activities through the development of a tsunami model for the city.

Simulation results from the March tsunami were presented at the meeting. See examples here.

For the first time, the DUC was also conducted in Osaka. Here, the participants listened to interesting presentations on Research Case Studies using MIKE numerical models: Flood Control, Basin Management and Groundwater by Prof. Ohgushi from Saga University and on Groundwater Quality improvement using MIKE SHE by Prof. Tanaka from Shiga University.

Both user conferences were followed by VIP dinners. Next year’s user conference will once again be in April and will include both Tokyo and Osaka.

DUC Japan 2012
Tokyo VIP dinner at the Royal Danish Embassy.

For more information on this DUC, please contact Francois Salesse at frs@dhigroup.com.