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Sea-level change due to terrestrial water storage: Taikan Oki at TEDxUTokyo

TEDxUTokyo - Taikan Oki - Sea-level change due to terrestrial water storage in the Anthropocene A prominent figure in the area of hydrology (a field of studies which deals with the circulation of water from its physicochemical characteristics, interactions with organisms and the relationship with human beings) especially in the study of the water circulation system. His studies are based on a broad view expanding among fields such as the global water circulation system and water resources around the world, evaluation of the influence of climate change, sustainability of human beings and its limits. In his paper "Global Water Resources Assessment Considering Virtual Water Trade", which has received awards such as the Tison Award by the IAHS (International Association of Hydrological Sciences) and the Japan Water Award, he examines global water problems considering the idea of "virtual water", which represents the necessity of water other than drinking water. This study is essential to countries expecting growth of population and consumption fraught with danger of scrambles for water resources, and should gain more importance globally in the future.About TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)「人間世における陸水貯留量が海面水位?動に及ぼす影響」沖 大幹東京大?生?技術研究所 人間社?系部門教授 水文?(すいもんがく)の中の、特に水循環システムの研究における第一人者。 水文?とは地球上の水の循環をその物理化?的性質や生物との相互作用、さらには人間社?との?係も含めて扱う?問である。 地球規模の水循環と世界の水資源、?候?動の影響評?、?想水という概念を用いた世界の水問題の分析など?い視野で研究を行い、地球人類の持?可能性とその限界などを考察?している。 今回、TEDxUTokyoでは20年前から現在を俯瞰する視?で今の我々が未?へ向けて何をどうすべきか描き出していく。水文?という地球の水循環についての?問を研究?されている先生が海面上昇について、今まで通?となっていた考え方を?明した上で、それだけでは?明しきれない部分を「ダム」と「化石水」という新たな切り口から?明を行?う。
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