Organization and Works

River Department
The River Department conducts research on technologies to plan, design, manage, and perform crisis management concerning facilities on rivers, coastlines, and at dams to ensure the safety and peace of mind of the people of Japan against floods, tsunamis, and other natural disasters and increasingly severe conditions caused by climate change. The department also works to maintain beautiful national land by preserving rivers, coastlines, water cycles, and sediment systems in good condition.