Course Title : Case Studies Harmonizing Disaster Management and Environment Conservation

Code 10F103
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Mon 4th
Location C1-191
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Relay Lecture
Language English
Instructor H. NAKAGAWA(DPRI), E. NAKAKITA(DPRI), N. MORI(DPRI), T. SAYAMA(DPRI), K. YAMAGUCHI(DPRI)

Course Description

Environmental impacts by infrastructure for disaster prevention and mitigation are discussed. Introducing various examples of natural disasters, degradation of the environment, and harmonizing disaster management and environmental conservation in the world, this classroom carries on a dialogue about effective measures for reducing negative environmental impacts and serious disasters.

Grading

Considering both the number of attendances and the score of final test at the end of the semester.

Course Goals

Conservation of the environment and prevention/mitigation of natural disasters, which are very important for human's survivability, often conflict with each other. This course introduces various examples. Students will learn many examples harmonizing these two issues, and shall consider technical and social countermeasures fitting to the regional characteristics.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction 1 Introduction
Heavy rainfall and climate change 3 Heavy rainfall -using radar nowcasts and climate change
Flood disaster prevention and the environment 2 River environment and disaster
Coastal hazards and climate change 3 Climate change and impact assessment/adaptation on coastal environment
Water disaster and climate change 3 Hydrological processes and water disaster predictions
Extreme weather and climate change 3 Heavy rainfall -prediction of severe storm

Textbook

No particular textbook for this course. Necessary documents and literature introduction are provided in the class room from time to time.

Lecture material for Coastal disasters due to tsunamis and storm surges
http://urx3.nu/t4sq
http://urx3.nu/t4sA
http://urx3.nu/t4sC

Textbook(supplemental)

Some literature would be introduced by professors.

Prerequisite(s)

No special knowledge and techniques are necessary, but requires reading, writing and discussing in English in the class.

Independent Study Outside of Class

No specific requirement for independent study. Collect information broadly regarding environment and disaster related topics.

Web Sites

Additional Information

Contact Associate Professor Mori at <mori.nobuhito.8a@kyoto-u.ac.jpp> if you have any query.