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Chitose Institute of Science and Technology, Faculty of Science and Engineering    Associate Professor: Junichiro Ide

Undertaking research on water resources to enable stable energy supply methods that reflect traditional agricultural village practices

Research grant

Project Description

To redress economic disparities between different regions in Indonesia, small-scale hydroelectric plants (MHPP) are being built in remote regions, but half of these MHPP have become non-operational due to natural disasters. It has therefore become an urgent issue to identify ways in which to enable continuous operation. However, previous research has not gained much information from the actual MHPP areas, meaning that even basic operational conditions, such as river flow volumes and electricity demand, are not well understood. This research project aims to identify the core conditions and enable sustainable operations by using Ciptagelar Village, home of the Sundanese, as a base for investigation using ICT technology to investigate water resource and social conditions. [No. R19-0026]

Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund FY2019 Research Grants List (PDF 508KB)

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Grant year
FY2019 Research Grants
Grant term
3 years (April 2020 to March 2023)
Grant amount
Activity region
Drone footage of Ciptagelar Village

Overview of the Organization

Associate Professor: Junichiro Ide
Project organization
Chitose Institute of Science and Technology, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Associate Professor: Junichiro Ide
Specialist field: Forest hydrology, Water chemistry
Affiliated academic societies: Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources, The Japanese Forest Society, The Japanese Society of Limnology, etc.
2008: Graduated Kyushu University, Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Resources, Faculty of Agriculture
2008: Teaching Assistant, Shimane University, Bioresources Research
2010: GCOE researcher, Interdisciplinary Centre for River Basin Environment, University of Yamanashi
2011: Finnish Forest Research Institute Associate Researcher
2013: Special assistant, University of Hyoko, School of Human Science and Environment
2014: Assistant Professor, Institute of Decision Science for a Sustainable Society, Kyushu University
2020: Associate Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry and Bioscience, Chitose Institute of Science and Technology (current position)
Research record
  • T. Sato, J. Ide, M.A. Isa, F. Rahadian, T. Fujimoto, Y. Shimatani, A challenge for sustainable electrification, respecting the local tradition in Ciptagelar village, West Java, Indonesia: Complementary approach with a private company. Energy Procedia, 141, 368-372, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.11.044
  • Junichiro Ide, Tatsuro Sato, Takahiro Fujiwara, Kengo Fuse, Azusa Kikuchi, Fumihiko Yokota, M. Alhaqurahman Isa, Faisal Rahadian, Yen Fei Tjia, Yukihiro Shimatani, Current status and issues on sustained management and operations of micro hydropower generation in the remote area in Indonesia: a case study in Ciptagelar village. Journal of Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources, 31, 262-269, 2018. doi: 10.3178/jjshwr.31.262
  • J. Ide, I. Takeda, H. Somura, Y. Mori, Y. Sakuno, Y. Yone, E. Takahashi, Impacts of hydrological changes on nutrient transport from diffuse sources in a rural river basin, western Japan, Journal of Geophysical Research - Bioge+D13osciences, 124, 2565-2581, 2019. doi: 10.1029/2018JG004513
  • Junichiro Ide, Takeaki Miyano, Kyoichi Otsuki, Efforts towards the evaluation of groundwater recharge in a forest catchment in the Kumamoto area, Journal of the Japanese Forest Society, 87, 36-39, 2019. doi: 10.11519/jjsk.87.0_36
  • J. Ide, M. Ohashi, K. Köster, F. Berninger, I. Miura, N. Makita, K. Yamase, M. Palviainen, J. Pumpanen, Molecular composition of soil dissolved organic matter in recently-burned and long-unburned boreal forests, International Journal of Wildland Fire, 29, 541-547, 2020. doi: 10.1071/WF19085
  • J. Ide, T. Ishida, A. P. Cid-Andres, K. Osaka, T. Iwata, T. Hayashi, M. Akashi, I. Tayasu, A. Paytan, N. Okuda, Factors characterizing phosphate oxygen isotope ratios in river water: an inter-watershed comparison approach, Limnology, 1-13, 2020. doi: 10.1007/s10201-020-00610-6
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