Human Geosciences(H)
Session Sub CategoryDisaster geosciences
Session IDH-DS10
TitleNatural hazards impacts on the society, economics and technological systems
Short titleNatural hazards impacts on technosphere
Main ConvenerNameELENA PETROVA
AffiliationLomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography
Co-Convener 1NameHajime Matsushima
AffiliationResearch Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University
ScopeThe 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 presentationOral and Poster presentation
Invited authorsVivek Shandas(Portland State University)