Object

Title: Local community activities for disaster reduction in regard to the 2011 tsunami

Creator:

Haruyama, Shigeko ; Taresawa, Yuji

Date issued/created:

2014

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Geographia Polonica Vol. 87 No. 3 (2014)

Publisher:

IGiPZ PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

24 cm

Abstract:

Disaster mitigation is among the most important issues the world is faced with. However, good governanceat the time of mitigation needs to be combined with the presentation and analysis of scientific results withthe real aim of making future activity more effective. In this study, we have analyzed factors included amongthe non-structural measures taken against the disaster. The differences between social activites are relatedto disaster mitigation in respect of the 2011 mega-tsunami. A questionnaire survey of social activities servingevacuation and disaster prevention in the southern part of the huge area of lowland in the Abukuma riverbasin was carried out, and differences were found between local community-level risk communication systemson each coastal landform and land use changes following the Great Eastern Japanese Earthquake and tsunamiof 2011. The leadership of local community activities, presence of an evacuation system and repeated evacuationdrill, knowledge sharing for prevention, good governance, hazard mapping in the local community andadequate risk communication were all found to play useful key roles in risk reduction as regards the tsunami.

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Relation:

Geographia Polonica

Volume:

87

Issue:

3

Start page:

401

End page:

408

Format:

File size 3,1 MB ; application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

0016-7282 ; 10.7163/GPol.2014.27 ; oai:rcin.org.pl:47371

Source:

CBGiOS. IGiPZ PAN, call nos.: Cz.2085, Cz.2173, Cz.2406 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY 3.0 PL license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY 3.0 PL] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY 3.0 PL license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Central Library of Geography and Environmental Protection. Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS

Projects co-financed by:

European Union. European Regional Development Fund ; Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure

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