The 11th Joint International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management

The 11th Joint International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management

13 September 2017, Fukuoka, Japan

Large, severe natural disasters caused by earthquakes and extreme weather-induced floods and landslides have often occurred in Japan. For example, Kumamoto area (the southeastern Japan) experienced two catastrophic earthquakes with the highest intensity (Japanese seismic coefficient 7) of ground motion in April 2016, and then had over 200 deaths (directly and indirectly killed by the earthquakes) and 41-billion-USD damages.

Another was the flood disaster by Typhoon No. 10 in 2016 over Tohoku and Hokkaido regions (the northeastern and northern Japan), which particularly caused great damages for agricultural and livestock products in the southern Hokkaido with poor river embankments for flood controls.

WFEO-Committee on Disaster Risk Management (WFEO-CDRM) will hold an international symposium to share experiences and lessons based on these severe disasters in Japan and the world. More catastrophic disasters caused by climate change and big earthquakes may occur in the future.

To protect and reduce the disasters actively, it is necessary to collaborate and cooperate with a variety of government, academic and industrial organizations which work against disasters.

This symposium will provide global thoughts and discussions among disaster experts and stakeholders interested in earthquakes and water-related disasters based upon experiences worldwide.

Organized by: WFEO-Committee on Disaster Risk Management (WFEO-CDRM), Japan Federation of Engineering Societies (JFES), Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ), and Natural disaster information center of western Japan in Kyushu University

Supported by: Science Council of Japan (SCJ)

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 09:00–13:00

Venue: Ito Campus, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan.

Room: Inamori-hall A, Inamori Center

Maximum number of participants: 80 people

Admission: Free of charge, but you need to register at the reception desk (Inamori-hall A). The registration will start at 08:40.

Language: English

This symposium is held as an international activity during the 72th annual conference of JSCE in 2017.

This symposium will provide the credits of JSCE Continuing Professional Development (CDP) program (JSCE17-0625,3.3 credits).

Contact: Mr. Nobuaki Kimura – nkimura3[a]civil.kyushu-u.ac.jp – Tel/ Fax: +81-92-802-3411

 

Program

The 11th Joint International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management Program

 
Flood disaster in July 2017, northern Kyushu

Flood disaster in July 2017, northern Kyushu

 
Earthquake disaster in April 2016, Kumamoto

Earthquake disaster in April 2016, Kumamoto

 

For more information:

WFEO Committee on Disaster Risk Management 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

Visit the Science Council of Japan (SCJ) website

Visit the Kyushu University website

Venue:

Ito Campus, Kyushu University


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