Call for Papers

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JDR Vol.14 No.sp, Sep. 2019

論文募集:平成30年西日本豪雨特別号(Special Issue on the Western Japan Heavy Rain)[締切延長/発行日延長]

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019 (extened)
More details: CFP_jdr_14-sp_r2.pdf
Submit papers: e-mail to email
Inquiry: JDR Contact form or e-mail to JDR Editorial Office

[in Japanese]

・豪雨   ・山腹崩壊・地すべり   ・土石流   ・洪水
・浸水   ・ダム緊急操作   ・インフラ被害   ・災害軽減対策
・避難(広域避難、車中泊、エコノミー症候群など) ・災害対応 ・復旧復興
・危機管理   ・BCM   ・医療/衛生対策   ・ボランティア
・交通問題   ・その他

[in English]

○The Aim of the Special Issue
The summer of 2018 brought Japan not only extraordinary heat but also one natural disaster after another, including the Northern Osaka Prefecture Earthquake, the Western Japan Heavy Rain, Typhoon 1821 (Jebi), the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake, and Typhoon 1824 (Trami). During the period from June 28 to July 4, a wide area of western Japan experienced record-breaking torrential rains influenced by Typhoon 1807 (Prapiroon) and the seasonal rain front. The total amount of rainfall exceeded 1,800 mm in the Shikoku region and 1,200 mm in the Tokai region. The heaviest rainfalls in recorded history for a 48-hour and a 72-hour period were observed at many points in the Chugoku and Kinki regions as well as in other areas. Special heavy rain warnings were issued in 11 prefectures, and every kind of disaster our country has experienced in recent years occurred over a wide area. As of August 21, the official statistics of the Headquarters for Major Disaster Countermeasures listed the following total damage figures. Regarding human life, there were 221 dead, 9 missing, 68 seriously injured, 319 slightly injured, and three persons injured to an unknown degree. Regarding housing, 6,206 houses were completely destroyed, 9,764 were half destroyed, 3,765 were partially destroyed, 9,006 were inundated above floor level, and 20,086 were inundated below floor level.
The Disaster Relief Act applied in 110 municipalities and this wide-area disaster was officially named the “Western Japan Heavy Rain.” In response, the JDR will compile a special issue on the Western Japan Heavy Rain for publication in September, 2019. We look forward to your submission of papers on scientific descriptions and analyses related to the characteristics of hazards and damage, methods of evacuation, and features of disaster response. We also welcome your submission on not only best practices of regional cooperation in various fields, but also challenges preventing regional cooperation, and necessary measures as a model case of wide area coordination and cooperation necessary to overcome the coming Nankai Trough Earthquake Disasters.
○Scope of Papers
The areas of study are left unspecified. We call for research papers, survey reports, analyses, and proposals based on scientific or socio-scientific methods on a wide range of topics related to the 2018 Western Japan Heavy Rain Disaster. The following are example areas of study.
– Torrential rains – Landslides – Debris flow – Flooding
– Inundation – Emergency dam operations – Infrastructure structural damage
– Countermeasures for disaster mitigation
– Evacuation (wide area evacuations, living in cars, the economy class syndrome, etc.)
– Disaster response – Restoration and reconstruction – Risk management
– BCM – Medical care and sanitation – Volunteers
– Transportation problems – Others

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Last updated on Mar. 19, 2019