Objective

The recovery processes depend on priority setting on selection of swift recovery and long-term safety assurance. International comparison will be made for the selected policies and their backgrounds that determined the reconstruction processes from extreme coastal disasters focusing on:

  1. Selected Long-Term Safety Assurance Policy
  2. Socio-Cultural Background
  3. Economic Implication and Rationale

Selected case study areas

The recovery processes depend on priority setting on selection of swift recovery and long-term safety assurance. International comparison will be made for the selected policies and their backgrounds that determined the reconstruction processes from extreme coastal disasters focusing on:

  • Japan, Tohoku: High safe countermeasures, late reconstructions;
  • Philippines, Leyte: No early warning, no evacuation systems;
  • Bangladesh, Khulna: Early warning systems, evacuation shelters;
  • Indonesia, Aceh: Early recovery, law safety.

Problem Description

The following Great Coastal Disasters (tsunamis and storm surges) will be addressed and form the basis for the international comparison of recovery processes:

  • Mar 2011 – Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in Tohoku, Japan;
  • Nov 2013 – Typhoon Hiyan (Yolanda) in Layte Is., Philippines;
  • Nov 2007 – Cyclone Sidr in Khulna, Bangladesh;
  • Dec 2004 – Indian Ocean Tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

Research focus and partners

This research is to contain comprehensive analyses of extreme events and their reconstructions in 4 countries for mitigation. Our research partners are the following: