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A Commemorative Public Forum of the 20th Anniversary of the Foundation of JAHS and International Day for Disaster Reduction
“Sustaining Water Cycle for Disaster Risk Reduction”

2007.09.21

Date:

Wed., 10 October, 2007

Time:

13:30-17:00 (Registration starts at 13:00.)

Venue:

UN House, 3F, U Thant International Conference Hall
5-53-70, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
An eight-minute walk from Shibuya Station;
A five-minute walk from the subway Omote-Sando Station (Exit B2).
http://www.unu.edu/hq/ginfo/contact.html

Organized by:

United Nations University (UNU)
Japanese Association of Hydrological Sciences (JAHS)
Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC)
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR)

Concept:

Increasing and expanding human activities are affecting the natural environment in an unprecedented scale, disrupting the stability of natural material and energy cycles that are essential to human survival. Global and local water cycles are the key to some of the most challenging issues confronting us today.
In this forum, the topic of sustaining water cycle for disaster risk reduction will be investigated from different viewpoints including restoration and sustainability of urban water cycle, groundwater problems in greater Tokyo, integrated water quality management and role of water cycle in sustainability, to arrive at new paradigms for sustaining water cycle for disaster risk reduction.

Programme (with simultaneous interpretation of Japanese/English):

13:00

Registration

 

13:30~13:45

Welcome Address

I. Yasui, Vice-Rector of UNU
A. Yoshikoshi, President of JAHS

 

Message

S. Briceno, Director of UN/ISDR

13:45~14:15

Keynote Lecture

Y. Takahasi (UNU) 
Changing river basin water cycle and disaster reduction

14:15~15:35

Presentations

[Chair: K. Mori (Nihon Univ.)]

 

14:15~14:35

M. Saito (Research and Development Center, Nippon Koei Co., Ltd.) 
Groundwater changes in the Greater Tokyo Metropolis in relation to water cycle

 

14:35~14:55

T. Hayashi (Akita Univ.) 
Integrated surface/ground water management and quality problem

 

14:55~15:15

S. Nishikawa (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Japan) 
Promoting sound and sustainable water cycle

 

15:15~15:35

S. Herath (UNU) 
Water cycle restoration for disaster reduction and sustainability

15:35~15:55

Break

 

15:55~16:55

Panel Discussion

 

Moderator: A. Yoshikoshi (Ritsumeikan Univ.) 
Panelists:  Takahasi, Saito, Hayashi, Nishikawa and Herath

16:55~17:00

Closing Address

K. Suzuki, Executive Director of ADRC

Admission is free

To register for the Public Forum, please send your request in the following reply sheet by e-mail (forum2007entry@jahs.jpn.org) or FAX (03-5317-9430) by Wed., 3 October, 2007.

Contact:

c/o Secretariat, Japanese Association of Hydrological Sciences
E-mail; forum2007entry@jahs.jpn.org       Tel; 03-3329-1151 Ext. 5213

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