Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

  • 日本語
  • English
Sections
You are here: Home en International Conference The 19th Kyoto University Internatinal Symposium: Health Concerns in the Wake of the Tohoku Triple Disaster

33 - The 19th Kyoto University Internatinal Symposium: Health Concerns in the Wake of the Tohoku Triple Disaster, 2012

Course Image

The 19th Kyoto University Internatinal Symposium:
Health Concerns in the Wake of the Tohoku Triple Disaster

July 27, 2012
Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall

Organized by
Kyoto University in collaboration with Harvard University

Supported by
The Association of Environmental & Sanitary Engineering Research, Kyoto University

Sponsored by
The Kyoto University Foundation
The Kansai Research Foundation for Technology Promotion

Videos

Concept

Focusing on health risks, the symposium will examine the process by which the Japanese people have endeavored to restore their lives in the wake of the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant triple disaster which struck the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11, 2011. Combining the knowledge and expertise of two of the world’s leading research universities, Harvard University and Kyoto University, the symposium will examine the topic from the diverse academic perspectives of environmental engineering and public health. This multidisciplinary and multicultural approach is anticipated to provide an opportunity to develop innovative new strategies for post-disaster recovery. With subsequent major earthquakes currently considered an imminent threat, the symposium will also seek to explore the ways in which our combined knowledge and experience should be practically employed to mitigate the impact that such disasters have on people's lives.