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Akira Terakawa

Akira Terakawa, Japanese civil engineer, researcher. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Japan Society Civil Engineers.

Background

  • Terakawa, Akira was born on December 4, 1954 in Kanagawa, Japan. Son of Tohru and Kazuko (Ogawa) Terakawa.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Tokyo University, 1977. Master of Science, Tokyo University, 1979.

    Career

    • Chief engineer northern dam construction office Okinawa Development Agency, Nago, Japan, 1985-1987. Assistant chief reservoir area promotion measures division National Land Agency, Tokyo, 1987-1989. Chief research engineer hydrology division Public Works Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, 1989-1990, head system division Japan, 1990-1992, head hydrology division Japan, 1993-1997, head environmental planning division Japan, 1997-1999.

      Senior officer for regional planning and project coordinator Ministry of Construction, Tokyo, 1992-1993. Director Chubu Construction Engineering Office, Ministry Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Nagoya, Japan, 1999—2001. Director CALS/European Commission department Japan Construction Information Center, 2002—2004.

      Director preparatory activities United Nations Educational Public Works Research Institute Center, 2004—2006. Deputy director ICHARM Public Works Research Institute, since 2006.

    Works

    • Co-author: Hydrology of Disasters, 1996, (research report in Japanese) The Effect of Global Warming on Hydrological Cycle, 1996. Editor, co-author: (in Japanese) Hydrological Observation, 1996.

    Membership

    Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Japan Society Civil Engineers.

    Connections

    • Married Eriko Tsushima, October 31, 1981. Children: Takashi, Tsuyoshi.
    • father: Tohru Terakawa
    • mother: Kazuko (Ogawa) Terakawa
    • spouse: Eriko Tsushima
    • children: Takashi Terakawa
    • Tsuyoshi Terakawa
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    Born December 4, 1954
    (age 63)
    Nationality
    • 1977
      Tokyo University
    • 1979
      Tokyo University
    • 1985 - 1987
      Chief engineer, northern dam construction office Okinawa Development Agency
      Nago, Okinawa, Japan
    • 1987 - 1989
      assistant, chief reservoir area promotion measures division National Land Agency
      Tokyo, Japan
    • 1989 - 1990
      chief research engineer, hydrology division Public Works Research Institute
      Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    • 1992 - 1993
      senior, officer for regional planning and project coordinator Ministry of Construction
      Tokyo, Japan
    • 1999 - 2001
      director, Chubu Construction Engineering Office
      Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
    • 2002 - 2004
      director, CALS/European Commission department Japan Construction Information Center
    • 2004 - 2006
      director, preparatory activities United Nations Educational Public Works Research Institute Center
    • 2006
      deputy director, ICHARM Public Works Research Institute
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