On September 16th, 2016, RIHN Visiting Professor Tetsuya Hiyama (Nagoya University) was awarded the Scholarly Publishing Award of the Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources (JSHWR) for his academic achievements in hydrological science and great contributions to society through his publication in the RIHN Science Series, which was entitled Siberia, Water and Social Environments in the Warming Far North. Professor Hiyama led the RIHN research project entitled “Global Warming and the Human-Nature Dimension in Siberia: Social Adaptation to the Changes of the Terrestrial Ecosystem, with an Emphasis on Water Environments” (“the RIHN-Siberia Project”, 2009-2013) and also served as editor of the book.
The edited volume consists of four parts examining the nature, societies, cultures and social issues induced by recent environmental societal changes in Siberia. Professor Hiyama succeeded in synthesizing diverse disciplinary-based results to relate a holistic understanding of Siberia, though with special emphasis on water cycle and environment. In awarding this prize, JSHWR evaluated the RIHN-Siberia Project as an ideal interdisciplinary collaborative research project while also recognizing Professor Hiyama’s academic ability, leadership and tremendous efforts as a professor at RIHN.
Siberia, Water and Social Environments in the Warming Far North
(published as a volume in the RIHN Science Series)
Honorary Scholarly Publishing Award certificate awarded by the Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources
RIHN Visiting Professor Tetsuya Hiyama