Thematic Programs

POST 2011 Tohoku triple disaster: Lessons and their global application on multi-hazards and cascading disasters

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Program Theme

This program will discuss the post 2011 strategy as a memorial event of the 2011 Great East Japan triple disasters (earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident) that pointed out the importance of mitigating major disasters through the perspectives of multi-hazards (spatial scale: more than one disaster occurs at the same time) and their cascading effect (temporal scale: escalating disaster effect over time). Following the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the aim of this program is to systematically discuss the issues with outstanding experts from interdisciplinary fields to minimize casualties, damages and their cascading impacts from multi-hazards on a global scale based on lessons from the 2011 Tohoku triple disasters.

Events

Pre-event 1: Towards a resilient society: Learning from the 2011 Japan disasters and the Covid-19 Pandemic / Berlin Science Week
(November 2, 2020)

Pre-event 2: The 10th memorial of the 2011 Great East Japan Disaster
(March 2021)

International symposium and workshop on POST 2011 Tohoku triple disaster: Lessons and their global application on multi-hazards and cascading disasters
(June 30, 2021)

International Symposium: The 30th International Tsunami Symposium (ITS2021)
(July 1, 2021 – July 3, 2021)

International Symposium: The 3rd World Bosai Forum (WBF2021)
(November 2021)

Organizers

Fumihiko Imamura
(International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University)

Anawat Suppasri
(International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University)

Elizabeth Maly
(International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University)

David Alexander
(Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London)

Andrew Gordon
(Department of History, Harvard University)

Eddie Bernard
(Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Kenji Satake
(Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo)

Rajib Shaw
(Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University)

In cooperation with

International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS)


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