Welcome to Hydraulic Research Laboratory, an
interdisciplinary River Engineering research and educational
facility of the School of Engineering at Hokkaido
Our research is focused at the intersection of surface water with major societe challenges in environment and safety. We integrate cutting-edge experimental work at laboratory and field scales with advanced computational tools and theory to obtain innovative, science-based solutions to real-world flood problems.
We are located in Hokkaido, Japan, but our connections and collaborations reach far beyond Hokkaido, across the country and all over the world. We partner with local and state agencies; private consulting firms; engineering companies; technical associations; and other educational institutions to expand knowledge in the field and solve complex engineering problems.
As a leading research facility, we find ourselves at the beginning of the 21st century facing a challenging and exciting world of fast-paced change. Leveraging our world-class experimental and computational facilities and building with our tradition of academic excellence in engineering, environmental and geophysical fluid dynamics, we are uniquely positioned to confront emerging issues at the environment nexus.
We invite you to learn more about the work of our laboratory through our website or contact us for more information.
Professor Yasuyuki Shimizu