The 8th Joint International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management

The 8th Joint International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management

Education for Disaster Prevention, Reconstruction from Kobe Earthquake Disaster, and Adaptation Plan under Climate Change

After the 1995 catastrophic disaster of the Kobe Earthquake, the Kobe-Hanshin region which was damaged severely was successfully reconstructed already. In reference to Kobe-Hanshin reconstruction processes, continuous reconstruction for the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami disaster and adaptation for extreme weather hazard potentially caused by climate change can be improved.

To achieve this effectively and efficiently, it is necessary to collaborate and cooperate with a variety of academic societies and organizations which work for disaster prevention and reduction.

This joint international symposium is held by the Japan Society of Civil Engineers, the Architectural Institute of Japan, the Japan Federation of Engineering Societies, and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations, and is supported by the Science Council of Japan.

The main purpose of this symposium is to disseminate better disaster risk management (DRM) internationally by means of continuously holding an international symposium related to the DRM, and through global thoughts and discussions among DRM experts who have different backgrounds in their respective fields.

The symposium will provide the global community the opportunity to discuss education for disaster prevention, reconstruction from the Kobe Earthquake Disaster, and propose an adaptation plan under climate change based upon experiences world-wide.


Organized by: Japan Federation of Engineering Societies (JFES), Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) and World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)

Supported by: Science Council of Japan (SCJ)

Date and Time: Saturday, 13th September 2014, 08:40–12:30

Maximum number of participants: 100 people

Admission: If you attend only this symposium, please ask a staff member of the reception desk.

Language: English (No simultaneous translation)

Note: This symposium will be held during 2014 AIJ annual meeting in Kinki



08:40 Start of the Program

Opening Remarks

08:50 Session Part I (Speech and Q&A within 25 minutes)

S1.    “Disaster Management – India’s Experience”, presented by Er. Ashok Kumar Basa (India)
S2.    “Community Based Disaster Prevention: Take Taipei Wan-mei Community as an example”, by Dr. Chianan Liu (Chinese Taipei)
S3.    “A Review on the Program of Disaster Management Capacity Building for Local Government (DMCB) in Chinese Taipei from 2009~2014”,by Dr. Sawyer Mars (Chinese Taipei)
S4.    “Enhancing Community Resilience through Community Disaster Education”, by Dr. Yoko Saito (Japan)

10:30-10:40 Break

10:40 Session Part II

S5.    “Lessons from Recent Disaster Events to Enhance Tsunami Risk Reduction”, by Dr. Erick Mas (Peru)
S6.    “Research Needs for Efficient Quick Recovery from Earthquake Disasters (Earthquakes)”, by Dr. Oren Lavan (Israel)
S7.    “Joint Natural and Technological Disasters: An Emerging Risk Issue”, by Dr. Ana Maria Cruz (Colombia)
S8.    “Fostering Public Awareness of Disaster Prevention, through Architectural Designing”, by Dr. Nobuaki Furuya (Japan)

12:20 Closing Remarks

12:30 End of the Program


For more information:

Visit the Symposium page in the JSCE website at

Download the Symposium presentation

Visit the Committee on Disaster Risk Management website

Download the last year Symposium report (Please see the second page)


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