Research Center for Disaster Reduction Systems

Disaster damage reduction by integrated disaster risk management

Developed countries like Japan are subject to a progression of disaster vulnerabilities as the urban social structures develop to a greater extent. Developing countries also face greaterツꀀ vulnerability caused by population increase, economic development and environmental problems. It is a grave concern that increased world vulnerability could increase the risk of catastrophic disasters. A catastrophic disaster strikes and spreads not only by powerful natural forces but also by human factors. Thus, an integrated disaster reduction system, including prevention, preparedness and resilience, must be promoted by establishing the “Science of Implementation” as a new study area, and by conducting a series of domestic and internationalツꀀ collaborative research efforts by a multidisciplinary team consisting of natural scientists, engineers, and social scientists.

DRS research scope
Integrated disaster risk management

Research Section