ID:171 Lessons learned from recent water-related disasters in Southeast Asia ~How to save lives~
- 17:00-19:55（Door Open 17:00）
- Tohoku University Kawauchi-kita Campus C102
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E-mail:kure*irides.tohoku.ac.jp （Please replace * to @）
International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
Tohoku University International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS)
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The public forum event entitled “Lessons learned from recent water-related disasters in Southeast Asia ~How to save lives~”was held at the Kawauchi-kita Campus, Tohoku University on March 14, 2015.
The magnitude and the number of typhoon- and flood-related disasters are increasing recently throughout the world. Especially, water-related disasters in Southeast Asia such as the 2011 great Thai flood, 2013 Jakarta flood, and 2013 Philippines Typhoon Haiyan are remarkable events. Those kinds of disasters are expected to become more frequent and significant in the near future due to impacts of climate change and the urbanization and concentration of the population and asset in the basins and coastal areas.
The main objective of this public forum was to share the lessons learned from above mentioned events, including factors in magnifying the damage and common problems in the disasters, and propose future disaster prevention/mitigation measures.
Through the public forum, we confirmed, in those events, not only extensive hazards and regional vulnerabilities but also social problems such as poverty, disaster literacy, etc. were found to be among the main factors in magnifying the damages caused by floods and typhoons. Also, activities conducted and knowledge accumulated in Japan, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand were shared through oral presentations and panel discussions.
From the public forum discussions, we concluded that a Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) based on the disaster-related educations, trainings, evacuation drills, etc., will be necessary for future disaster mitigations in Southeast Asia.
OutlineThe magnitude and the number of water-related disasters are increasing recently. Especially, disasters in Southeast Asia such as the 2011 Thai flood, 2013 Jakarta flood, and 2013 Philippines Typhoon Haiyan are remarkable events. The main objective of this symposium is to share the lessons learned from above events and propose future disaster mitigation measures. Also, a natural dam break event in Indonesia will be presented because 5000 residents were saved by CBDRR (Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction) in the event.
Speaker:Prof. Mano Akira and Dr. Shuichi Kure （IRIDeS, Tohoku University）
Lessons Learned from Typhoon Haiyan
Speaker:Dr. Quimpo Maritess (DPWH, Philippines)
Path to the Build Back Better of Tacloban City, Philippines
Speaker:Mr. Gerald Paragas (Tacloban City, Philippines)
Lessons Learned from Jakarta City Flooding
Speaker:Dr. Mohammad Farid (ITB, Indonesia)
CBDRR Saves 5000 Residents from the Break of Natural Dam of Way Ela River in Indonesia (summary and lessons learned)
Speaker:Mr. Yoshio Tokunaga (ICHARM, Public Works Research Institute)
“Implementation of flood forecasting technology utilizing satellite-based information-a case of the
Cagayan River basin, Philippines-”
Speaker:Dr. Mamoru Miyamoto (ICHARM, Public Works Research Institute)
“Between water resources development and flood management in the Chao Phraya River basin,
Speaker:Assoc. Prof. Taichi Tebakari (Toyama Prefectural University)
Summary of the session
Speaker:Dr. Shuichi Kure （IRIDeS, Tohoku University）