Issues Relating to and Possible Approaches for Developing Natural Disaster Countermeasures

Japan is faced with three major problems: "climate change," "a low birthrate and aging population" and "deterioration of infrastructure." Researchers working in the field of disaster prevention technology must therefore develop measures to counter these problems. This paper reviews each problem in question and introduces a series of technologies that R.T.R.I. is developing in response to these problems. For example, a flooding hazard map in response to heavy rain. A hazard mapping system relating to the low birthrate and aging has already been designed. Furthermore, a method for evaluating slope stability and effective reinforcement methods have also been designed, as a remedy to infrastructure deterioration. Upcoming research and development will take into account social aspects.


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  • Accession Number: 01708782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Files: TRIS, JSTAGE
  • Created Date: May 25 2019 3:22PM