UK-Japan Disaster Risk Reduction Symposium

click UK-JAPAN Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction Poster

UK – Japan Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction

Registration Necessary  (only 10 seats left): boret@irides.tohoku.ac.jp

23 October 2015

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

13/14 Cornwall Terrace (Outer Circle), London NW1 4QP

09:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:30 Opening remarks on UK-Japan collaboration

Hiroshi Matsura, Minister at the Embassy of Japan in the UK

Jason James, President of the Daiwa foundation

Fumihiko Imamura , Director of IRIDeS, Tohoku University

Peter Sammonds, Director of IRDR, University College London

 10:30 – 11:30 Panel 1: Earthquakes Hazard Evaluation

10:30 – 10:45 Earthquake Hazard Evaluation in Japan and Earthquake in Nagano Prefecture in 2014, Prof. Shinji Toda (Tohoku University)

10:45 – 11:00 Active Fault Geometries, Dr. Joanna Faure Walker (UCL)

11:00 – 11:30 Discussion, chair Prof. Shinji Toda

11:30 – 11:45 Break  

11:45 – 12:45 Panel 2: Tsunami: Fragility Functions

11:45 – 12:00 Global Tsunami Model (GTM) Initiative, Dr. Anawat Suppasri (Tohoku University)

12:00 – 12:15 Recent Works on Tsunami Fragility Functions, Dr. Ingrid Charvet (RMS)

12:15 – 12:45 Discussion, chair Prof. Fumihiko Imamura

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch

13:45 14:45 Panel 3: Multi-layered Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction

13:45 – 14:00 Prof. Yuichi Ono (Tohoku University), The Sendai Framework For DRR and the Global Center for Disaster Statistics

14:00 – 14:15 Dr. Stephen Platt (Cambridge Architectural Research Limited), Post-disaster Planning and Relocation Issues

14:15 – 14:30 Dr. Rui Nouchi (Tohoku University) and Ms. Mari Yasuda (Tohoku University), Education for DRR

14:30 – 14:45 Discussion, chair Dr. Ilan Kelman (UCL)

14:45 – 15:00 Break

15:00 – 16:15 Panel 5: Disaster Responses, Causalities and Health

15:00 – 15:20 Dr. Carine Yi (Tohoku University) NGOs’ Response and Activities and DRR

15:20 – 15:40 Dr. Supriya Akerkar (Oxford Brookes), Development and Emergency Responses

15:40 – 16:00 Dr. Ilan Kelman (University College London), Dr. Sébastien Penmellen Boret (Tohoku University), Supporting Mental Health through Managing Bodies and Memorialization in Emergencies

16:00-16:15 Discussion, chair Prof. David Alexander (UCL)

16:15 – 16:30 Closing remarks on future DRR challenges, Dr. R. Smith & Prof. Y. Ono

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