GADRI Workshop and Roundtable Discussion: Towards an Integrated Disaster Risk Assessment Platform for Hydro-Meteorological Hazards

  • Date : 13 Oct. 2015 - 16 Oct. 2015
  • Workshop
Date 13 Oct. 2015 - 16 Oct. 2015



Following the 2nd Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction: Development of a Research Road Map for the Next Decade, the atmospheric and water related disaster and integrated disaster risk management groups agreed to establish a network of international research groups to investigate hydro-meteorological disasters in an effort to implement new research methodologies that emphasize trans-disciplinary approaches.


The GADRI workshop entitled, “Round Table Discussion: Towards an Integrated Disaster Risk Research Platform for Hydro-meteorological hazards.” The GADRI workshop will be held at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Uji Campus on 13 October 2015 followed by a wrap-up session on 16 October 2015.


The GADRI meeting aims to strengthen and increase its collaboration and exchange with other international researchers regarding hydro-meteorological hazards across different regions. The main focus will be the development of a comprehensive, integrated disaster risk assessment platform for hydro-meteorological hazards that can be accessed and shared among all GADRI members. The GADRI meeting hopes to promote the preparation of some preliminary research proposal outline based on the identification of research needs and the expertise, availability and willingness to contribute by the participants.




Tuesday, 13 October 2015


8:30-9:00        Registration
Introductory Session  

Chair: Prof. Tetsuo Sumi, DPRI, Kyoto University

9:05 – 9:15 Welcome Remarks Dr. Kaoru Takara,

Professor and Director, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University

9:15 – 9:20 Group Photograph
9:20 – 9:30 Vision and mission of the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) and Workshop objectives and methodology



Dr. Hirokazu Tatano, Professor, DPRI, Kyoto University, and Secretary-General of GADRI
9:30 – 9:45 Alliance for Global Open Risk Analysis (AGORA) Prof. Charles Scawthorn,

SPA Solutions, Retired Professor, Kyoto University

9:45 – 10:00 Global Exposure Mapping for Crisis Management Dr. Martino Pesaresi,

Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 1st Roundtable Discussion:

Purpose and Goals of GADRI Collaborative Projects

●        Current global disaster risk reduction (DRR) concerns

●  Current global ongoing projects

● Future Directives

● Objectives

● External Funding – Fund-raising

Chair: Prof. Hirokazu Tatano
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break  
13:30 – 15:30 2nd Roundtable Discussion:

Collaborative Projects


● Identification of Research Areas

● Organization

● Focal Points

Chair: Prof. Kazuyoshi Nishijima, Associate Professor, DPRI, Kyoto University
15:30 – 15: 45 Coffee Break  
15:45 – 17:15 3rd Roundtable Discussion:

Future Directions

● Action Plan

● Role Sharing

Chair: Prof. Ana Maria Cruz, DPRI, Kyoto University; and
17:15 – 17:30 Closing Remarks Prof. Hirokazu Tatano
14 to 15 October 2015

1st International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi System

DPRI, Kyoto University, Uji Campus – Kihada Hall

Friday, 16 October 2015, DPRI, Kyoto University,

Uji Campus – Room S-519-D


Wrap-up Session – GADRI Workshop


9:30 – 9:50 Summary of Discussion
Prof. Hirokazu Tatano
9:50 – 11:50 Follow-up:


Direction, Role-share, and Funding

Chair: Prof. Ana Maria Cruz
11:50 – 12:00 Closing
Prof. Hirokazu Tatano