Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CE Dept hosts International Symposium On Typhoon Yolanda

On October 17, 2014 at De La Salle University – Manila, an international symposium with the theme; One Year after Yolanda: Findings and Discussions for the Future will take place under the sponsorship of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Ministry of Education Japan (MEXT) , and Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) with the participating researchers from De La Salle University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Waseda University, Toyo University, and The University of Tokyo. 

Purpose of the Symposium and Workshop

The symposium is intended to disseminate the research findings and results of the survey conducted on December 5-11, 2013 and May 2-5, 2014 in Leyte, Samar and Cebu on the storm surge and the social dimension of the coastal disaster due to Typhoon Haiyan. It will also convene different stakeholders from the government, private, non-governmental organizations and academia engaged in coastal disaster risk reduction, planning and management.


Morning Session (open session)chaired by Dr. Mario P. de Leon, DLSU

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:15 Opening Ceremony

Welcome speech   Dr. Rosemary R. Seva, De La Salle University

Opening speech    Dr. Hiroshi Takagi, Tokyo Institute of Technology

9:20-9:50 Keynote speech

10:00-12:15 Plenary Session

9:20-9:50 Keynote speech

Lessons from Past Disaster Surveys in Coasts - Prof. Tomoya Shibayama, Waseda University

10:00-12:15 Plenary Session

Analysis and Numerical Simulation for the 2013 Typhoon Yolanda and Storm Surge - Dr. Hiroshi Takagi, Tokyo Institute of Technology Storm Surge Field

Surveys in the Philippines after the 2013 Typhoon Yolanda -Dr. Takahito Mikami, Waseda University

Storm Surge Awareness and Disaster Preparedness for Typhoon Yolanda - Dr. Miguel Esteban, The University of Tokyo

Change of Living Conditions and Assistance of Yolanda Victims - Prof. Ryo Matsumaru, Toyo University

Invited speaker from the Philippines - Dr. Enrico C. Paringit, University of the Philippines and Dr. Steve Godilano, Office of the Presidential Assistant on
Rehabilitation and Recovery

12:30-13:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session (closed session)

13:45-15:00 Special Workshop I

In Workshop I, participants may discuss further details and up-to-date findings through research, survey, and practice. Participants will be divided into two groups (10-15 each).

Group A: Science and Engineering Issues (chaired by Dr. Renan Ma. T. Tanhueco, DLSU)

Group B: Social and Recovery Issues (chaired by Dr. Lessandro Estelito O. Garciano, DLSU)

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:30 Special Workshop II

In Workshop II, participants may discuss further activities that are necessary and possibility of collaborations regarding the challenge of future super typhoons, dividing into two groups (as in workshop I)

Group A: Science and Engineering Issues (chaired by Dr. Renan Tanhueco, DLSU)

Group B: Social and Recovery Issues (chaired by Dr. Lessandro Estelito O. Garciano, DLSU)

16:30 Closing    Engr. Jason Maximino C. Ongpeng, DLSU

Symposium Registration

 The symposium is free of registration. A maximum of 100 participants will be accommodated in the morning session and 50 participants in the afternoon session.

Interested participants may contact;

Dr. Mario P. de Leon

Department of Civil Engineering

De La Salle University – Manila

T: (632) 524-4611 loc 226

E: mario.deleon@dlsu.edu.ph


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