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30 Nov 2017
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DPRI hosts public lecture: "Understanding and preparing for disasters" (11 October 2017)

On 11 October, the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) hosted its 28th public lecture series at Campus Plaza Kyoto in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, attracting 111 attendees and 369 Ustream viewers.

The event covered the latest findings on last July's northern Kyushu torrential rain disasters, and featured four lectures by DPRI faculty: "Strain concentration zones and inland earthquakes in southeast Japan" by Associate Professor Takuya Nishimura; "Sediment disaster in various forms caused by the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes" by Assistant Professor Shusuke Miyata;  "Ground liquefaction disasters caused by recent earthquakes" by Professor Ryosuke Uzuoka; and "Cutting-edge technology for flood forecasting and real-time flood hazard mapping" by Associate Professor Takahiro Sayama. The talks were followed by a discussion session, which included a Q&A.

Based on the latest research findings, the event presented easy-to-understand lectures on inland earthquakes, earthquake-triggered sediment/liquefaction disasters, flood disasters, and how to prepare for them, while also introducing DPRI's research activities.

DPRI is planning to host public lectures not only in Kyoto, but in other parts of Japan as well.

A lecture scene

Discussion by the lectures