Estuarine and Coastal Environment, Coastal Engineering, Coastal Management, Sustainability Science

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Welcome to Sasaki’s Laboratory working on estuarine and coastal environmental studies. See also this site.


2020.2.24-28 Business trip to Can Tho, Vietnam

I (Dr. Sasaki) visited Can Tho University in Vietnam from February 24 to 28, 2020, dispatched by JICA in Project for Building Capacity for Can Tho University to be an Excellent Institution of Education, Scientific Research, and Technology Transfer. Originally I was requested to deliver model lectures, which were canceled as the university was closed due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. So the purpose of the visit was changed to discuss the contents of the model lectures and collaborative research. JL079 HND/SGN The out-bound itinerary was JL079 Feb24 0130/0550 HND/SGN. SIM card I purchased a mobifone’s SIM card (10GB data only) for 175,000 VND. Moving to Can Tho …

Groundwater salinization and associated co-contamination risk increase severe drinking water vulnerabilities in the southwestern coast of Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable deltas to climate change, sea level rise, inundation, and salt water intrusions. Freshwater salinization is becoming a serious threat to household water security among coastal communities. Our study found that groundwater is severely contaminated with salinity intrusions while co-contaminants were found to be in high concentrations compare with different drinking water standard values, which is completely unsuitable for drinking purposes. In Bangladesh, almost all the people used to drink groundwater as a principal source of water as well as household purposes. Now, it is a great concern to the future sustainable drinking water security and public health problems. Publication Rakib, M.A., Sasaki, J., …

Typhoon-1919 approaching Kanto Region (Oct. 12, 2019)

Typhoon-1919 is approaching Kanto and Tokai Regions, Japan, on October 12, 2019. Real time tide observation data (storm surge anomalies) can be seen in Web of Japan Meteorological Agency (in Japanese). Real time tide observation data in and around Tokyo Bay are embedded in below (in Japanese): Tide Stations around Kanto and Tokai Regions At Tokyo by Japan Meteorological Agency At Keihin Port by Ports and Harbors Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Torism At Yokohama by Japan Coast Guard At Chiba by Japan Coast Guard At Mera by Japan Meteorological Agency At Yokosuka by Japan Coast Guard At Aburatsubo by Geographical Information Authority of Japan