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JDR Vol.16 Sp., Jan. 2021

新型コロナウイルス感染症特集特別号 第一弾; Special Issue on COVID-19 and Historical Pandemics

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2020
Editors: 篠田純男(岡山大学)      Prof. Sumio Shinoda (Okayama University)
唐木英明(食の安全・安心財団) Dr. Hideaki Karaki (Foundation of Food Safety and Security)
林 春男(防災科学技術研究所) Dr. Haruo Hayashi (NIED)
More details: Dr16sp_CFP_COVID-19-1.pdf
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[in English]
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first identified in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019. It subsequently spread to Western Europe, the United States, and eventually the entire world. The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic in March 2020. The United States has seen the most active cases and deaths in the world, and the Group of Seven (G7) nations, with the exception of Japan, have also reported many cases. In comparison, the number of cases of infection has so far remained relatively low in developing nations in Asia and Africa, despite their large populations. The possibility still exists, however, that the number of cases will further rise among developing nations, giving rise to concerns regarding the response in nations with inadequate medical care systems.
In Japan, Tokyo and the three neighboring prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama, and Chiba account for over 50 percent of confirmed cases. When the metropolitan Kansai region, encompassing Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe, plus other prefectures with major metropolitan areas, such as Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Sapporo, are also included, the number exceeds 80 percent. Consequently, the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan can be viewed as an urban disaster.
In response to the ongoing situation, the JDR has decided to publish a series of special feature issue on COVID-19, issues which will cover not just its aspects as an infectious disease but also its aspects as an urban disaster with accompanying social issues.
Mankind has experienced many pandemics in the past, and these have transformed society in various ways. We intend to also cover notable past pandemics in this special feature, as we expect they will provide insights into the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic are still unknown, we plan to publish the feature in at least two parts, with part II to be published one year after part I.

[in Japanese]

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JDR Vol.16 No.2, Apr. 2021

特集「未来型の都市浸水リスク研究への取り組み」; Special Issue on "Actions Toward Futuristic Urban Flood Risk Research and Management"

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2020
Guest Editors: 渋尾欣弘(東京大学) Dr. Yoshihiro Shibuo (University of Tokyo)
川池健司(京都大学) Dr. Kenji Kawaike (Kyoto University)
古米弘明(東京大学) Prof. Hiroaki Furumai (University of Tokyo)
More details: JDR_CFP_UFR.pdf
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[in Japanese]
局地的な大雨の増加や計画規模を上回る豪雨の多発により、内水氾濫の被害が増大している。令和元年台風第 19 号においては、河川の氾濫等による被災とともに、全国 15 都県140 市区町村において内水氾濫による浸水被害が発生したが、下水道施設の被災による市民生活への影響や、下水道を介した河川からの浸水が社会に与えたインパクトは大きく、都市浸水に対する社会的関心が高まっている。

  1. 浸水予測やリスク解析研究:降雨予測、洪水・内水氾濫・高潮予測、都市域氾濫モデル解析、地下空間浸水等
  2. 浸水被害調査、水位モニタリング:浸水災害データ・統計、災害復旧、リアルタイム観測、水位周知下水道等
  3. 効果的なハードとソフト対策:流出抑制施設整備、施設の最適運転、避難行動、都市浸水のリスクアセスメント、リスクコミュニケーション等

なお、原稿の種類はresearch papers, reviews, reports及びnotesに関するものとし、英語論文での投稿のみを受付する予定である。

[in English]
With the increase of heavy rainfall that exceeds the designed level, damages associated with pluvial flooding is increasing. Typhoon Hagibis in 2019 devastated 140 municipalities in 15 prefectures, and damages in sewerage system affected civic life and urban inundation by fluvial flooding through sewer networks impacted society, raising high social interests in urban flood risk management. On the course of increase in rainfall under the global climate change, damages associated with pluvial flooding is anticipated to increase and thereby raising necessity to review current urban flood risk management. To prepare for the era of frequent urban flooding, it is highly important to share knowledge among academia, administrative, and private sectors regarding, new technologies in monitoring, numerical models for urban flood analysis, application of projected future climatic data under the global warming, application of risk information, and storm-water management practice in municipalities. Under such circumstances, we call for papers in the following three themes to support and expel storm water management based on scientific findings.

  1. Research related to urban flood forecast and risk analysis: precipitation forecast, fluvial/pluvial flooding, and storm surge forecast, urban flood model analysis, underground inundation analysis, etc.
  2. Field survey related to urban flood damages and monitoring: statistical survey in inundation damages, recovery from disasters, real-time monitoring, water level dissemination in sewer networks, etc.
  3. Effective structural and non-structural countermeasures: run-off reduction practice, effective operation of sewer-network facilities, evacuation behaviors, risk assessment in pluvial flooding, communication in risk management.

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