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 C1-172
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Relay Lecture
Language English
Instructor K. TAKARA(DPRI), H. NAKAGAWA(DPRI), E. NAKAKITA(DPRI), H. MASE(DPRI), N. MORI(DPRI), Y. YAMASHIKI(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
Disaster due to heavy rainfall -- utilization of weather radar and global climate change 3 Disaster due to heavy rainfall -- utilization of weather radar and global climate change
Flood disaster prevention and the environment 2 Flood disaster prevention and the environment
River environment and disaster management 2 River environment and disaster management
The environment of closed water areas / Atmosphere-ocean climate interaction 2 The environment of closed water areas / Atmosphere-ocean climate interaction
Coastal disasters due to tsunamis and storm surges 2 Coastal disasters due to tsunamis and storm surges
Projection of climate and coastal environmental change 2 Projection of climate and coastal environmental change

Textbook

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

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.

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Additional Information

Contact Prof. Takara at <takara.kaoru.7v@kyoto-u.ac.jp> if you have any query.