30 Innovations for DRR


This publication developed by a group of individuals from the International Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University, Keio University, the University of Tokyo, the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), and Church World Service (CWS) Japan in collaboration with the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Multi-Hazards Program, is a very valuable collection of thought-provoking work which will contribute greatly to the world’s understanding of disaster risk and how it can be managed through the practical application of science and technology. The volume is a wonderful response from the world of academia to the Sendai Framework’s call for the promotion of scientific research and to support the “availability and application of science and technology to decision making.” The case studies of the 30 innovations were selected in a series of discussions with the group. The innovations are not limited to the 30 cases included in this publication.




Takako Izumi (IRIDeS, Tohoku University) Rajib Shaw (Keio University) Mikio Ishiwatari (the University of Tokyo) Riyanti Djalante (UNU-IAS) Takeshi Komino (CWS Japan)

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