ORGANIZATION

The committee is organized as follows:

  • A chair and a few vice chairs are assigned to the committee.
  • A deputy secretary is assigned to the secretariat.
  • A leader is assigned to each working group related to each focused area.

Work plan for secretariat

The secretariat will work on but not limited to the following:

  • Budgeting annual activities and dealing with administrative issues;
  • Preparing and submitting activity reports, including annual and bi-annual reports;
  • Helping the CDRM Chair by circulating memoranda and being responsible for liaison when the Chair participates in the WFEO extended executive council meetings, the WFEO general assembly, and other conferences;
  • Preparing events such as international symposia and workshops;
  • Managing the CDRM budget;
  • Communicating with WFEO office in Paris and preparing reports for WFEO headquarters;
  • Updating the website and issuing an annual newsletter;
  • Providing news and relevant data to WFEO for its website.

Operations and Budget

The WFEO – CDRM 2018-2021 is hosted by the Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP) and chaired by Dr. Jorge Alva Hurtado.

The CIP as host is providing funding support for the secretariat, travel expenses for the Chair and activities sponsored by CIP, including:

  • Workshops and symposiums to exchange technical ideas, engineering experiences to promote disaster risk management for resilience and sustainable cities.
  • Training courses or lectures to transfer knowledge of disaster risk management for continuing education of engineers.

Other Sources of Funding

The Secretariat and Chair will support efforts towards fundraising from any interested organization.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN

  WFEO-CDRM Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021

 

PROGRESS REPORTS

Annual Activity Report, 2018

  Annual Activity Report, 2017

  Annual Activity Report, 2016

  Annual Activity Report, 2015

  Annual Activity Report, 2014

  Subcommittee on Water-related Disaster Risk Management report, 2011

Meetings

  Proceedings of the 11th Joint International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management, 2017

  11th joint International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management in Fukuoka, Japan

  WFEO Participation at the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan

  Proceedings of the 8th Joint International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management, 2014

  Proceedings of the 7th Joint International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management, 2013

  Program of the 7th Joint International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management, 2013

  WFEO-CDRM Program of AIJ-JSCE Joint International Workshop on Natural Disaster Mitigation, 2012

  WFEO-CDRM participation in International Commission on Large Dams 24th Congress in Kyoto, 2012

  Article from Engineers Australia magazine regarding WEF2012 and CDRM Committee

 

MINUTES OF MEETINGS

  WFEO-CDRM Minutes of the 8th Annual Meeting, Rome, Italy, 2017

  WFEO-CDRM Minutes of the 7th Annual Meeting, Lima, Peru, 2016

  WFEO-CDRM Minutes of the 6th Annual Meeting, Kyoto, Japan, 2015

  WFEO-CDRM Minutes of the 5th Annual Meeting, Paris, France, 2014

  WFEO-CDRM Minutes of the 4th Annual Meeting, Singapore, 2013

MEMBERSHIP

The WFEO-CDRM Secretariat accepts members from WFEO member organizations. After reviewing each request, a recommendation letter for membership approval will be issued by WFEO-CDRM. The Secretariat will maintain a current list of members and their contact information. The interested engineers, researchers and practitioners are requested to submit their official requests together with their Curriculum Vitae for membership in any of the three of WFEO-CDRM.

There are 2 categories of membership, Official members and Corresponding Members.

WFEO-CDRM official members are appointed by their national engineering associations. Their tasks are to represent their national engineering association and therefore to represent their country. The incumbency of official members depends only on respective national engineering associations. Recommended terms are two to four years. The appointees are voting members.

Corresponding Members are interested young engineers who are not nominated by their countries. They can contribute to all the activities, but do not have voting rights. There can be more than one corresponding member from each country.

List of Committee Members and their National Membership

Country Name and title Position and affiliation National member
Peru Dr. Jorge E Alva Hurtado Chair, WFEO-CDRM; President, Peruvian Association of Professional Engineers; President of the National University of Engineering; Distinguished member, National Academíc of Science of Peru; Member, Pan American Academy of Engineering. Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP)
Japan Prof. Syunsuke Ikeda Vice Chair, WFEO-CDRM; Member, Committee on WFEO, Science Council of Japan, Japan Cabinet Office; Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
USA Dr. Vilas Mujumdar Vice Chair, WFEO-CDRM;
USA Consulting Engineer, Retired Program Director, National Science Foundation; WFEO National Member Representative (USA); Member, WFEO Executive Council; President, UPADI, Committee on Disaster Risk Management and Resilience.
American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES)

1. Subcommittee on Water and climate-related Disaster Risk Management (WCDRM)

Subcommittee Leader
Japan Prof. Kenichi Tsukahara Leader, Subcommittee WCDRM, WFEO-CDRM; Secretary, Committee on International Cooperation for Natural Disaster Risk Reduction, Science Council of Japan; Professor, Dept. of Civil Engr., Kyushu Univ. Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
Full Members
Canada Prof. S. Chan Wirasinghe Professor, Dept. of Civil Engr., Schulich School of Engr., Univ. of Calgary. Engineers Canada
China Dr. Jing Peng Vice President, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and China Institute of Water Resources
Japan Dr. Yumio Ishii Former Chair, WFEO-CDRM; Honorary Adviser, CTI Engineering Co. Ltd. Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
Japan Dr. Kazumasa Ito Former Secretary, WFEO-CDRM; Chief Engineer, CTI Engineering Co. Ltd. Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
Japan Prof. Kazutoshi Kan Professor Emeritus, Shibaura Institute of Technology. Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
Japan Dr. Son Hung Nguyen Engineering Advisor, International Business Division, CTI Engineering Co. Ltd.; The former Secretary, WFEO-CDRM in the first term (2008-2010). Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
Kuwait Eng. Talal M. Al-Qahtani Chair of Kuwaiti Society of Engineers. Kuwait Society of Engineers (KSE)
Peru Eng. Jorge Bustamante Dawson Manager of Engineering at HydroTerra and General Manager of Grupo Empresarial de Ingeniería (GREINSA). Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP)
Peru Eng. Loren M. Ruiz Garcia Researcher, member of Capitulo de Ingenieria Agricola del, Consejo Departamental de Lima del Colegio de Ingenieros del Peru. Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP)
Peru MSc. Richard Pehovaz Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP)
Peru Dr Jorge Vargas Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP)
2. Subcommittee on Earthquake and tsunami-related Disaster Risk Management (ETDRM)
Subcommittee Leader
Peru Javier Piqué del Pozo Leader, Subcommittee ETDRM, WFEO-CDRM; Head of the Central Postgraduate School, National University of Engineering. Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP)
Full Members
Japan Kimiro Meguro Director, International Center for Urban Safety Engineering (ICUS), UTokyo. Professor, Center for Integrated Disaster Information Research (CIDIR), UTokyo. Adjunct Professor, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan. Vice President of Institute of Social Safety Science (ISSS). Vice President of Japan Society for Natural Disaster Science (JSNDR). Vice President of Japan Society of Risk Management for Preventive Medicine. Vice-Chairperson, Earthquake Engineering Committee, Japan Society of Civil Engineering. Director of the Japanese Society for Active Fault Studies. Board Member of the World Seismic Safety Initiative (WSSI). Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
Japan Masayuki Nagano Professor, Tokyo University of Science, Japan. Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
Japan Taiki Saito Professor / Director of Research Center for Collaborative Area Risk Management (CARM) Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan. Associate Member, Science Council of Japan. Chairman, Committee of International Affairs, Japan Society of Seismic Isolation. Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
Japan Yoshikazu Takahashi Professor, Dept. of Civil and Earth Resource Eng., Kyoto University. Member of Earthquake Engineering Committee, Japan Society of Civil Engineers. Member of Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering. Member of Science Council of Japan. Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
Peru Dr. Alberto Delgado Director, technical and project manager in Disaster Risk Reduction Peru International S.A.C. Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP)
Peru Dr. Miguel Estrada Mendoza Director, Japan Peru Center for Earthquake Engineering Research and Disaster Mitigation (Peru), National University of Engineering. Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP)
Peru Dr. José Macharé Ordóñez Advisor in geoscientific research at INGEMMET (Geological Survey of Peru); Professor National University of Engineering. Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP)
Peru Dr Nicola Tarque Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP)
USA Mikaël Gartner, PE Consultant Professional Civil Engineer and Humanitarian Engineer, MGASE American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES)
USA Dr. Vilas Mujumdar Vice Chair, WFEO-CDRM;
USA Consulting Engineer, Retired Program Director, National Science Foundation; WFEO National Member Representative (USA); Member, WFEO Executive Council; President, UPADI, Committee on Disaster Risk Management and Resilience.
American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES)
3. Subcommittee on Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM)
Subcommittee Leader
India Er. Ashok K Basa Leader, Subcommittee CBDRM, WFEO-CDRM; Director, B Engineers & Builders Ltd; Immediate-Past President, Institution of Engineers India. Institution of Engineers India (IEI)
Full Members
Canada Prof. S. Chan Wirasinghe Professor, Dept. of Civil Engr., Schulich School of Engr., Univ. of Calgary. Engineers Canada
China Prof. Fang Chen Professor, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) Chinese Academy of Sciences. China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)
Kuwait Eng. Ahmad H. Bahman Chair, Disaster Risk Management for the Kuwait Chapter, Kuwait Society of Engineers; Head, installation inspection Dept. of Prevention Sector of the Kuwait Fire Services Brigade. Kuwait Society of Engineers (KSE)
USA Prof. Vilas Mujumdar Vice Chair, WFEO-CDRM;
USA Consulting Engineer, Retired Program Director, National Science Foundation; WFEO National Member Representative (USA); Member, WFEO Executive Council; President, UPADI, Committee on Disaster Risk Management and Resilience.
American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES)
CDRM Secretariat
Peru Dr. Javier Arrieta Freyre Secretary, WFEO-CDRM; Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, National University of Engineering (UNI); President CIP-CD Lima. Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP)
Peru Dr. Lizett Lopez Suarez Deputy Secretary, WFEO-CDRM. National University of Engineering. Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP)