• R&D Program
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R&D Program

PWRI will work on the following issues revealed at the medium to long-term objectives to focus on socially demanding issues while looking at the future.
1. Contribution to realization of a safe and secure society
2. Contribution to strategic maintenance and renewal of public infrastructure
3. Contribution to realization of a sustainable and vibrant society
For achieving these issues effectively and efficiently, PWRI categorizes these issues as "R&D programs" by the subjects to be solved, or the method of such as technical instruction and technological dissemination. By these units of methods, we establish 17 research and development programs and proceed efficiently. 1. Contribution

R&D Program

1.Contribution to realization of a safe and secure society (1) Development of design technique for disaster prevention facilities against recently more frequent and intense water hazards
(2) Development of technology to support risk management for water-related disasters occurring more frequently and severely in Japan and overseas
(3) Development of technology to prevent or mitigate damages from sediment-related disasters caused by sudden natural phenomena
(4) Development of seismic technology for strengthening earthquake resilience of infrastructure facilities
(5) Development of technology for the mitigation of snow and ice disasters caused by extreme weather
2.Contribution to strategic maintenance and renewal of public infrastructure (6) Development on the efficiency and reliability of the maintenance cycle
(7) Research on renewal and new construction technology aiming at longer-life and efficiency of maintenance for public infrastructure
(8) Research on the maintenance and reconstruction of the infrastructure subject to frost damage and combined effect of deterioration
3. Contribution to realization of a sustainable and vibrant society (9) Development of technology for public infrastructure construction to achieve sustainable construction recycling
(10) Research on effective use of resources/energy focusing on sewer facilities
(11) Development of river channel management technology that satisfies both flood control and environmental sustainability
(12) Development of sustainable sediment management technology in sediment transport system
(13) Development of water quality management and control techniques for regional water use and aquatic ecosystem conservation
(14) Research on ensuring the safety and reliable road transport services in winter
(15) Study on improving landscapes and the efficient use of infrastructure for attractive local development
(16) Research on maintenance and management of agricultural infrastructure in the snowy cold regions contributing to improving food supply
(17) Study on the development and conservation of fishery infrastructure of cold waters that contribute to strengthening food supply capacity

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