JDR Vol.18 No.5 pp. 462-466
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2023.p0462


The Transdisciplinary Approach to Developing an Integrated Water-Related Disaster Information System for Municipalities

Kenichi Tsukahara

Kyushu University
744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan

Corresponding author

March 6, 2023
June 6, 2023
August 1, 2023
transdisciplinary approach, municipality disaster response, water-related disaster information system

Although the transdisciplinary approach (TDA) is becoming popular during the implementation of disaster management facilities in recent years, there are few examples of the research and development phase of disaster management technology. The Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP) Phase 2, financed by the Government of Japan, emphasizes the need for industry-academia-government cooperation, and is undertaking the research and development of a disaster information provision system. As part of this program, since 2018, Kyushu University, as an academic participant, and Foundation of River & Basin Integrated Communications (FRICS), as a practitioner, are developing the “Integrated-System of Disaster Reduction for Municipalities” (IDR4M) in collaboration with municipalities across Japan. This article introduces IDR4M’s development process, especially the collaboration between academia and municipalities, who are the system’s actual users.

Cite this article as:
K. Tsukahara, “The Transdisciplinary Approach to Developing an Integrated Water-Related Disaster Information System for Municipalities,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.18 No.5, pp. 462-466, 2023.
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