-2008 Oct., The Republic of Korea

Name/Title The 7th Japan-Korea Technical Conference on Sediment-Related Disaster Prevention
Venue: Country,City Daejeon, The Republic of Korea
Date Oct. 21-25, 2008

The "7th Japan-Korea Technical Conference on Sediment-related Disaster Prevention" was held in the Republic of Korea on Oct. 21-25, 2008.

The main session, which took place on Oct. 22, was started with the presentations by Director Choi Jun Seok of Forest Engineering and Rehabilitation Division, Korea Forest Service, and Director Hiroshi Makino of Sabo Planning Division, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan. After each presentation, active discussions followed.

Japanese participants introduced sabo administration-related issues and efforts; measures against sediment-related disasters and river course blockage (landslide dams); and a warning and evacuation system and related activities.

Korean participants made presentations on such topics as measures against sediment-related disasters after forest fires and greening-related issues. Although natural and social environments of both countries differ, sabo-related mutual understanding was deepened through the conference.

It was agreed that the Korean side would start studying for the establishment of sediment-related disaster database which was proposed by the Japan side as the cooperative research between the two countries.

Participants and presentation titles

  Japan Korea (ROK)
(1) Sabo Dept., Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)
Hiroshi MAKINO (Director of Sabo Planning Div.)
"Present Status and Future Development of Sediment-related Disaster Prevention Measures"
Korea Forest Service
Choi Jun Seok (Director of Forest Engineering and Rehabilitation Div.)
"Direction of Promotion of Future Sabo Projects in the Republic of Korea"
(2) Sabo Dept., Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)
Masaaki WATARI (Director for Land Conservation Coordination)
"Risk Management Responses to Landslide Dams Generated by the Iwate-Miyagi Inland Earthquake"
Kangwon National University
Chun Kun Woo (Professor, College of Forest Sciences)
"Sediment-related Disasters Triggered by Major Typhoons at the Sites of Forest Fires"
(3) (IAA) Public Works Research Institute
Taro UCHIDA (Senior Researcher)
"Vulnerability Assessment, Monitoring, and Problems of Landslide Dams"
Korea Forest Science Institute
Youn Ho Joong (Researcher, Forest Conservation Div.)
"Prediction of Slope Failures with the Application of TPI"
(4) SABO Technical Center
Koji HATA (Director of Planning Dept.)
"Warning and Evacuation System and Activities Utilizing Sediment-related Disaster Warning Information"
Seoul National University
Im Sang Jun (Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences)
"Interpretation of Inundation Disasters in Mountainous Areas Using Hydraulic and Hydrological Interpretation Models"
(5) (About the Japan-Korea Cooperative Research "International Reporting System of Sediment-related Disasters") Jinju National University of Industry
Park Jae Hyoen (Professor, Dept. of Forest Resources)
"Prevention of Slope Erosions Using Gabions as the Vegetation Base Material"

Making presentations

Scene of the conference

Signing of the minutes