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researcher , civil engineer

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


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


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


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.


  • Other Work

    • 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.


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


Married Eriko Tsushima, October 31, 1981. Children: Takashi, Tsuyoshi.

Tohru Terakawa

Kazuko (Ogawa) Terakawa

Eriko Tsushima

Takashi Terakawa

Tsuyoshi Terakawa