The GADRI 3rd Open Discussion Forum took place at the Collaborative Research Hub-Conference Hall 301, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Uji Campus, Kyoto, Japan on 26th February 2020.
The Open Discussion Forum is organized:
- to introduce GADRI activities, and the members of GADRI Board of Directors
- to facilitate discussion between GADRI members and important stakeholders in disaster risk reduction; and
- to find directions for GADRI to proceed in the next few years and provide opportunity for participants to interact with the presenters.
The 3rd Open Discussion Forum focussed on the "Changing Expectations of Natural Hazards: Lessons from Recent Disasters". Speakers within GADRI and DPRI presented their views on the subject.
Prof. Andrew Collins, Leader, DDN, Northumbria University, UK talked on Revisiting Infectious Disease Risk Reduction in the Context of Current Emergencies; Prof. Gretchen Kalonji, Dean, Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction (IDMR), Sichuan University-The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China presented on the Disaster Health Sciences at IDMR - Background and News from the Front in Hubei; Prof. Eiichi Nakakita, DPRI, Kyoto University presented on the Perspectives on Disaster Related Climate Change Impact Assessment and Adaptation in Japan (II); Mr. Kazuhiko Fukami, International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) under the auspices of UNESCO, Japan talked on the Japanese Policy Evolution Responding to the Recent Catastrophic Floods; Dr. Tom de Groeve, European Commission, Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC), Italy Understanding Risk: the key to preparedness and crisis management; and Prof. Charles Scawthorn, PEER, University of California, Berkeley, USA presentation was on the Wildland-Urban Fire--the risk and its mitigation (online).