Session outline
Human Geosciences(H)
Session Sub Category Disaster geosciences(DS)
Session ID H-DS06
Title Natural hazards impacts on the society, economics and technological systems
Short title Natural hazards impacts on technosphere
Affiliation Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography
Co-convener Name Hajime Matsushima
Affiliation Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University
International Symposium 'International Symposium' in addition to Scientific session.
Language English
Scope The last decade set a sad record in the number and scale of natural disasters and clearly demonstrated high vulnerability of human society and technosphere to their impacts. The most serious consequences have the so-called natural-technological disasters that have place when natural hazards trigger accidents at technological objects such as nuclear power plants, chemical plants, oil refineries and pipelines, etc. A distinctive feature of natural-technological events, such as of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, is their multihazard and synergistic nature with a disaster impact on the technosphere, resulting in simultaneous occurrences of numerous technological accidents. The main goal of this multidisciplinary session is to summarize case studies of relationships between natural hazards and technological disasters, their social and economic consequences; and to encourage a discussion about tools and methods to prevent disasters and to minimize their consequences, disaster reconstruction, tourism for reconstruction, Eco-DRR, green infrastructure.
Type of presentation Oral and Poster presentation
Invited papers Anastasia Petrova (Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences)