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Center for Water Cycle, Marine Environment, and Disaster Management (CWMD)

The Center for Water Cycle, Marine Environment, and Disaster Management (CWMD) was established in April 2017. CWMD consists of four laboratories namely: Water Resource Research Laboratory; Marine Science Laboratory; Disaster Mitigation Laboratory and Urban and Regional Design Laboratory. This center leads research and education in the area of groundwater resources in Kumamoto, marine environment around the Ariake Sea and the Yatsushiro Sea, disaster mitigation, and community design and participation.
 
Water Resource Research Laboratory
Aims to perpetuate the water cycle on the groundwater resource through various research and academic efforts.
 
Marine Science Laboratory
Carries out the research on biodiversity and ecosystems, sustainable development and conservation of marine resources, analysis of environmental changes of the seabed in the coastal areas.
 
Disaster Mitigation Laboratory
Promotes a wide range of research and education in disaster prevention and reduction activities to develop and sustain a disaster resilient society.
 
Urban and Regional Design Laboratory
Works on the development of design and implementation towards a livable, resilient and sustainable region with community and citizens’ active participation.

URL: http://cwmd.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/
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