New PDF release: Tsunami Events and Lessons Learned: Environmental and

By Vicente Santiago-Fandiño (auth.), Y.A. Kontar, V. Santiago-Fandiño, T. Takahashi (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9400772688

ISBN-13: 9789400772687

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ISBN-13: 9789400772694

This e-book is a collective attempt by means of international specialists, bringing jointly different contributions offered through the Ocean technology consultation OS-017, of the AOGS-AGU Joint meeting held in Singapore in 2012 (the Asia Tsunami and nice East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami events). The chapters conceal evaluation, overview, forecast and classes discovered in addition to environmental and societal affects of the newest tsunamis that happened within the Indian Ocean in 2004 and the Pacific Ocean in Japan 2011.

The ebook is aimed toward specialists, scientists and determination makers looking fresh up-to-date details, wisdom and reviews to raised comprehend, quantify, forecast and defend coastal water assets, ecosystems, groups and human settlements that are frequently tormented by tsunamis.

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Moreover, the downtown area will be designed to consider designs to allow senior-citizens to take up residence; it furthermore considers attracting health care and pharmaceutical businesses, among others (Nikkei 2012c), something that other cities may follow. 1 The Tsunami and Earthquake in Miyagi Prefecture and Sanriku 2011–2012. . 7 43 Debris Management The massive destruction by the tsunami along the coastline created a gargantuan amount of debris of every type imaginable (Fig. 48). 44 million tons, or about 67 %, has already been dealt with (UNEP 2012; Onodera 2012).

For the reconstruction of various cities along Sanriku in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures, there are plans to develop them based upon energy efficiency using the latest technology development and social service policies aimed at resolving environmental and population aging problems. Rikuzentakata and Ofunato cities in Iwate prefecture are envisaged to be the first mega-solar power cities in the world (Miyata and Uemura 2012; MOFA 2012). In Miyagi prefecture, as a part of the Miyagi Recovery Plan, the local government is planning to rebuild cities based on the Eco-town concept and develop resilient communities utilizing recent technological developments for renewable energy (Onodera 2012).

46 V. Santiago-Fandin˜o Other no less important existing issues, such as soil procurement to build tsunami barriers and leveling grounds and deforestation, are of paramount importance. Furthermore, pollution of surface water bodies, groundwater and coastal waters as well as their resources originating from atmospheric dissemination, runoff, leaching and seepage of materials being scattered from devastated industries, warehouses and facilities of various types, concentrated debris as well as the impact on the watershed due to urban and town relocation, social impact due to changes in practices such agriculture and emigration and workforce loss all need closer attention.

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