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Independent experts nominated by country party

Mitsuhiro Inoue

First name
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Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Soil Science
Natural Resource Management
UN languages spoken


Geographical Focus
Job function
Associate Professor
Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University
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Work experience
To design a monitoring system of water content and solute concentration in actual irrigation field using a dielectric constant sensor. To estimate a dynamic movement of soil water flow and solute transport during irrigation season in vadose zone. To determine hydraulic properties such as soil water retention curve, unsaturated hydraulic conductivity and dispersion coefficient for simulation of soil water and solute movement using mulch step outflow method and inverse method. To estimate evapotranspiration for irrigation using meteorological data and FAO’s formulae and design irrigation scheduling. To design irrigation system for saving water using drip and subsurface irrigation.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
M. Sc. (Agriculture), Kyushu University, 1971;_x000D_
D. Sc. (Agriculture), Kyushu University, 1986.
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Inoue, M., J. Simunek, J. W. Hopmans and V. Clausnitzer (1999) Characterization and Measurement of the Hydraulic Properties of Unsaturated Porous Media, (Using a mult-step soil water extraction technique for in-situ estimation of soil hydraulic properties, 725-736) Editors: M. Th van Genuchten, F. J. Leij, and L. Wu, University of California, Riverside, CA;_x000D_
2. Inoue, M, J. Simunek, J.W. Hopmans and V. Clausnitzer (1998) In Situ Estimation of Soil Hydraulic Functions using a Multistep Soil-water Extraction Technique, Water Resources Research, 34(5): 1035-1050;_x000D_
3. Inoue, M., J.Simunek, S. Shiozawa, and J.W.Hopmans (2000) Simultaneous estimation of soil hydraulic and solute transport parameters from transient infiltration experiments, Advances in Water Resources, Vol.23, p.677-688;_x000D_
4. Nishihara, E., Inoue, M., Kondo, K., Takahashi, K. and Nakata, N. (2001) Spinach yield and nutritional quality affected by controlled soil water matric head,Agricultural Water Management 51, 217-229;_x000D_
5. J.Simunek, M.Th van Genuchten, Diederik Jacques, Jan. W. Hopmans, Mitsuhiro Inoue, and Markus Flury, (2002) Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 4, Physical Methods, (Solute Transport During Variably Saturated Flow – Inverse Methods, 1435-1449), Editors: Jacob H. Dane and G. Clarke Topp, Soil Science Society of America, USA, LCCN2002-1093-89.
Other activities
1. Member of Soil Science Society of America;_x000D_
2. Member of Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Reclamation Engineering;_x000D_
3. Member of Japanese Association for Arid Land Studies.
1. Awards from Tottori University [Studies on Soil Water Movement in Sand Dune Field and its Properties (1989)];_x000D_
2. Awards from Japanese Society of Sand Dune Research [Development of Monitoring System of Soil-water and Solute Transport in Sand Dune Field and Its Applications (1999)].
Organisation name
Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University
Organisation street address
1390, Hamasaka, 680-0001
Organisation city
Tottori, Japan
Organisation country