PIANC Asian Seminar 2021 (Report)

PIANC-Japan successfully held the PIANC Asian Seminar 2021

Since 2021 is the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, PIANC-Japan decided to feature coastal disaster prevention in the first Asian Seminar it has ever hosted, and invited first-class researchers and experts from Asian countries on the subject. With the support of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), the Fisheries Agency and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), a total of 255 people from 27 countries/regions participated in the Seminar and gained a deeper understanding of coastal disaster prevention. About half of the participants were from countries other than Japan (large overseas audience from Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia, and Malaysia), demonstrating the potential of a webinar to extend the reach of PIANC activities to people we have never contacted before.


Date: 11 May 2021, 15:30-18:00 JST (GMT+0900)

Facilitator: Dr. Kenji Ono, PIANC-CoCom, and PIANC-Japan

Opening Address

Mitsuhiko Okada, Vice President of PIANC,

and Chairman of PIANC-Japan

okada.png Mr. Mitsuhiko Okada

Video Massage from President of PIANC

Mr. Francisco Esteban Lefler, President of PIANC:

esteban.png Mr.Francisco Esteban Lefler

Lecture 1: Recent Coastal Disasters over the World

Dr. Tomoya Shibayama, Waseda University, Japan

Outline of Presentation:

Research and survey on coastal disaster prevention in Waseda University

Analysis of tsunami in the Great East Japan Earthquake

Simulation on coastal disaster in metropolitan area of Japan etc.

shibayama.png Dr. Tomoya Shibayama

Recent Coastal Disasters over the world.pdf

Lecture 2: Tsunami Disaster Experience and Risk Management Policy

in Indonesia

Dr. Hendra Achiari, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Outline of Presentation:

Disaster in Indonesia and tsunami events

Post tsunami survey and lesson learnt

Risk disaster management policy in Indonesia

hendra.png Dr. Hendra Achiari

Tsunami disaster experience and risk management policy in Indonesia.pdf

Lecture 3: Storm Surge and High Wave Disaster Experience and

Risk Management Policy in the Philippines

Dr. Mario P. De Leon, De La Salle University, the Philippines

Outline of Presentation:

Disaster hazards, risks and exposure in the Philippines

Storm surge (Typhoon Yolanda) 2013 experience

Risk management policy in the Philippines

mario.png Dr. Mario P. De Leon

Storm surge and high wave disaster experience and risk management policy in the Philippines.pdf

Lecture 4: Coastal Area Disaster Prevention and National Resilience

Policy in Japan

Mr. Taishi Yamamoto, Ports and Harbours Bureau, Ministry of Land,

Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, JapanOutline of Presentation:

Lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake

Response to the increasing frequency and severity of typhoon damage

Promotion of disaster prevention/mitigation and reinforcement of land

yamamoto.png Mr. Taishi Yamamoto

Coastal Area Disaster Prevention and National Resilence Policy in Japan.pdf

Questions and answers

Participants asked lectures many questions such as how to reflect the numerical analysis to evacuation measures, the effective use of risk management organizations, and the most effective prevention measure to save the life of people in case of a typhoon.

Address of thanks and presentation of commemorative plaque to lecturers

At the end of the Seminar, Mr. Mitsuhiko Okada, Chairman of PIANC-Japan, expressed his appreciation to thelecturers for their excellent contribution and presented a commemorative plaque to them.


PIANC-Japan would like to express sincere thanks to Dr. Tomoya Shibayama, Waseda University, for his invaluable support in making this Seminar a great success. Also, our heartfelt appreciation is extended to Dr. Kenji Ono, PIANC-CoCom, Mr. Masaru Suzuki, PIANC-Japan, Mr. Takashi Kadono, PIANC-InCom, Mr. Masayuki Banno, YPCom, Mr. Naozumi Yoshizuka, YPCom and Mr. Hiromi Kado, Project Coordinator of PIANC-Japan, for their enormous contribution in the preparation of the Seminar.

Webinars to come

PIANC-Japan will hold the second Asian Seminar on a different theme next year to enhance the networking among engineers worldwide and promote PIANC activities in Asia.

ono.jpg Facilitator Dr. Kenji Ono, PIANC-CoCom

webinar studio.jpg Webinar Studio



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