15 November 2011

8.45 Registration
9:30 Opening Remarks,
Prof. Srikantha Herath, Senior Academic Programme Officer, UNU

Young Researcher Presentations:

Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research

09:40 Sukhothai Flood Analysis and its response under climate change,
Patinya Hanittinan, Chulalongkorn Unviersity, Thailand
09:55 Climate Change Impacts on Floods in Kelani River Basin and Adaptation Measures,
Gouri De Silva , University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
10:10 Seasonal prediction of monsoon rainfall with statistical down-scaling of Global Model Outputs for Clime Risk Management in Agriculture,
Nachiketa Acharya, Indian Institute of Technology, India
10:25 A serious coastal erosion in Hai Hau district, Nam Dinh, Viet Nam -towards coexistence of human beings and nature-,
Mai Thi Thu Thuy, Ibaraki University, Japan
10:40 Testing Suitability of DSSAT For Rice Varieties Grown In Kurunegala District, Sri Lanka
Samal Dharmarathna, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
10:55 Ecosystem Change Adaptation in the Hani Rice Terrace,
Yuanmei Jao, the University of Tokyo, Japan
11:10 Potential Effect of Climate Change on Global River Discharge,
Wang Yi, UNU-ISP, Japan

Main Session:

Disaster Risk Management and Sustainability Presentations

12:50 Welcome Speech,
Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Vice-Rector, UNU
13:00 Sustainable Disaster RIsk Management and the Role of Higher Education,
Prof. Srikantha Herath, Academic Director, UNU-ISP
13:20 Sustainability and Survivability,
Prof. Kaoru Takara, Director, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Japan
13:40 Damages from the East Japan Great Earthquake and Tsunami and Emerging Policy for Coastal Disaster Reduction in Japan,
Prof. Nobuo Mimura, Director, Institute for Global Change Adaptation Science, Ibaraki University, Japan
14:00 Post Tsunami Recovery Issues and challenges in Sri Lanka,
Mr. Nihal Rupasinghe, Chairman, Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau (CECB), Sri Lanka
14:20 Q&A and Coffee break
15:00 The Role of Engineering Faculty, Gadjah Mada University in Pre, During and Post of Merapi Volcano Eruption Disaster in 2011,
Prof. Ir. Tumiran, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
15:20 Thailand Flood 2011 –Causes and Future Scenario-,
Prof. Sucharit Koontanakulvong, Professor, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
15:40 Recent Floods in Pakistan and Disaster Risk Management,
Prof. Habib ur Rehman, Head, Hydraulics and Irrigation Engineering Division, Civil Engineering Deparment, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan
16:00 Q&A
16:15 Panel Discussion on

Towards Sustainable Disaster Risk Management

Moderator: Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Vice-Rector, UNU
- Prof. Mai Trong Nhuan, President, Vietnam National University, Vietnam
- Prof. A. W. Jayawardena, Research and Training Advisor, ICHARM, Japan
- Prof. Kimiro Meguro, Director, ICUS, University of Tokyo, Japan
- Prof. Mazlin Mokhtar, Director, LESTARI, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
- Prof. Guangheng Ni, Director,Tsinghua University, China
- Prof. Mafizur Rahman, Professor, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh

17:30 Closing Remarks