Prof. Harshinie Karunarathna, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Swansea University visited the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University to renew the International Agreement of Exchange between the two institutes. The Agreement was signed by Prof. Karunaratne and Prof. Eiichi Nakakita, Director, DPRI Kyoto University on 13 December 2023.
The Agreement was entered into force in 2013 between the Faculty of Engineering, now the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Swansea University and DPRI, Kyoto University. Since then, they have continued to engage in research exchanges in the field of coastal disaster research under the leadership of the Deputy Director, Prof. Nobuhito Mori who is also serving as honorary professor at Swansea University. The two institutes will work in close cooperation in the areas of coastal disaster mitigation and climate change using Eco-DRR/Nature-based Solutions.