The 10th Joint International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management

The 10th Joint International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management

28 September 2016 | Tainan City, Taiwan, China


2016 International Symposium on Disaster Prevention and Reduction

In general, East Asia is one of the vulnerable regions most vulnerable to disasters. Numerous disasters have occurred, even in Taiwan—for example, the catastrophic earthquake disaster in Tainan City in February 2016, and the destructive landslide during Typhoon Morakot that severely affected Siaolin, Kaohsiung in August 2009.

Disaster prevention and disaster risk reduction have been promoted preferentially in the regions where disasters often occur. It is urgently necessary to further promote disaster prevention and reduction to protect against future more severe disasters caused by the effects of climate change, as well as potential huge earthquakes, which have not yet been recorded in major cities. To achieve this goal effectively and efficiently, we collaborate and cooperate with a variety of government, academic, and industrial organizations working toward disaster prevention and reduction.

This joint international symposium is held by the Tainan City Government, Taiwan National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Japan Federation of Engineering Societies (JFES) and WFEO. The main purpose of this symposium is to disseminate better prevention and disaster information internationally through global thought and discussion among disaster experts and interested parties. The symposium will provide an opportunity for the global community to discuss earthquake and water-related disasters based upon experiences worldwide.

The symposium will provide the global community with an opportunity to discuss earthquake and water-related disasters based upon experiences worldwide.

Organized by: Tainan City Government, NCKU-Disaster Prevention Research Center (NCKU-DPRC), WFEO-Committee on Disaster Risk Management (WFEO-CDRM), and Japan Federation of Engineering Societies (JFES).

Supported by: Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), and Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ)

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 09:00–17:30

Venue: National Tainan Living Art Center, No. 34, Section 2, Zhonghua W Rd, West Central District, Tainan City, Taiwan 700, China.

Room: TBD

Maximum number of participants: 150 people

Admission: Registration fee and prior registration (please email to the listed contact at the bottom of the Symposium presentation)

Language: English, Chinese and Japanese


For more information:

Download the Symposium presentation

WFEO Committee on Disaster Risk Management website

Visit the Tainan City Government website

Visit the NCKU-Disaster Prevention Research Center (NCKU-DPRC) website

Visit the Japan Federation of Engineering Societies (JFES) website

Visit the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) website

Visit the Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) website


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