Keywords:literature review, young researchers, hydrology and water resources, interdiscplinarity
Young researchers and graduate students of in the Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources has continued inter-resercher networking for encouraging intensive interaction and future collaboration since 2009. As one of this activity,12 early career researchers summarized the review and future perspectives of their expertice, mainly focusing around their ongoing research progress in the field of hydrology and water resources research. The target fields are hydro-climatology/meteorology, data analysis for hydrology and water resources research, catchment hydrology, environmental hydrology, and irrigation and drainage engineering. Finally, we found some common issues among the above broad research fields: 1) applied studies do not just convert findings of fundamental research into practice but also shed light on unvailed issues at a fundamental level; therfore, intensive interaction between fundamental and applied studies are essential, 2) we need stronger recognition to the face that infinite combination of numerical experiements are becoming realized thanks to enrichment of computer resources, which yields number of publications, but their principles are based on long-term field observation, 3) AI technology is expanding control problems, 4) interdisciplinary collaboration should be more emphasized, 5) various types of studies, which indirectly contributing society through the enhancement of the quality of research work such as development of basic geographical dataset and/or uncertainty analysis, must be more highly evaluated, 6) broader sharing of data and their observation/analysis technique is necessary for enhancing research work of other fields as weel as their own field. We comfirmed that it is important to process our research with these perspectives.