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GADRI activities will be streamlined in accordance with the following thematic areas:
Atmospheric and hydrospheric phenomena have a variety of spatio-temporal scales from microscales, regional-scales, to global scales. Such phenomena include tornadoes, heavy rainfalls, typhoons, and planetary-scale anomalous weather. Deep and coherent understanding of the mechanisms of these phenomena and also the processes leading to various consequences thereof are the key to mitigate disaster risks. Our thematic area contributes to global disaster risk reduction by providing united efforts in weather and climate related sciences and engineering.
First International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi System - Disaster Risk Reduction and Water Harvesting of Flash Floods in the Arab Regions was held at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Uji Campus, Kyoto, Japan from 14 to 15 October 2015.
Brief DescriptionThe Earthquake and Volcano Hazard group supports international collaborative research related to seismic and volcanic hazards. The group supports international exchange of data and promotes access of these data sets for research purposes. Also, the group helps coordinate field investigations of important earthquakes and volcanic events.
GADRI Earthquake and Volcano Group held the workshop on "Bridging Strong-motion and Earthquake Damage" at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Uji Campus, Kyoto, Japan on 25 February 2016.
Geo-hazards exhibit various aspects with varying phenomena, such as landslides, debris flow, soil erosion, liquefaction, settlement, in both natural and artificial geomaterials, depending on spatial distribution of topographic, hydrologic and geologic conditions. Potential of geo-hazards are also time varying due to the long-term phenomena such as regional tectonics and climate change, and also short-term processes, especially by heavy rainfall, snow melting, and earthquake shaking. Spatial and temporal prediction of geo-hazards, risk assessment and countermeasures against human, social and economic damages requires collaborative approaches across various scientific or engineering disciplines. We need tight coupling of updated scientific understanding of earth surface processes and latest technology in geotechnical engineering for developing, sharing, and generalizing the strategy for geo-hazard mitigation, with feedbacks from its social applications.
Workshop on "New Generation of Geohazard Mapping and Strategy for Its Social Application" at Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Uji Campus, Obaku Plaza on 12 March 2016.
GEMINI (Geohazard mitigation on the new innovation in science and engineering) is a project for developing, sharing and generalizing the strategy for geohazard mitigation.
"Disaster Risk Reduction" requires tackling the various factors that influence a society's vulnerability to disasters in an integrated, holistic, and comprehensive way, which finally call for a concept, framework, methodology of "Integrated Disaster Risk Management". Successful integrated disaster risk management requires integration between disciplines, stakeholders, levels of government, and between global, regional, national, local and individual efforts, which fills gaps between theory and practice under functional scheme of "Disaster Risk Governance". This group is to share and discuss findings, tested assumptions and commonplace knowledge, new methods and innovative ideas defining and strengthening the framework of integrated disaster risk management.