Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[E] Poster

H (Human Geosciences ) » H-DS Disaster geosciences

[H-DS10] Natural hazards impacts on human society, economics and technological systems

Wed. May 29, 2019 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:ELENA PETROVA(Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography), Hajime Matsushima(Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University)

The last decade set a record for the number and scale of natural disasters and demonstrates high vulnerability of human society and technosphere to their impacts. The most serious consequences have the so-called natural-technological disasters in which natural hazards trigger accidents at technology and infrastructure such as nuclear power and chemical plants, oil refineries and pipelines, power supply systems, buildings, and roads. A distinctive feature of natural-technological events, such as of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, is their multi-hazard and synergistic nature, which creates cascading impacts, resulting in simultaneous occurrences of myriad catastrophes. The main goal of this multidisciplinary session is to summarize case studies of relationships between natural hazards and technological disasters, their social and economic consequences; and to encourage a discussion about tools and methods to prevent disasters and to minimize their consequences, disaster reconstruction, and tourism for reconstruction, Eco-DRR, and green infrastructure.

*Nobuhito Ohte1, Lyla Mehta2, Synne Movik3, Devanathan Parthasarathy4 (1.Department of Social Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, 2.Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, 3.Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 4.Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology)



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